Gaza City – 240,000 children return to United Nations-run classrooms in Gaza where many of their schools have been damaged and destroyed. “After the traumatic 50 days of brutal conflict, death, destruction and massive displacement, we are determined to give the children a sense of renewed hope and better prospects by opening the schools so soon again” reads a note of the Commissioner-General of UNRWA , sent to Fides Agency. Over 90 schools in Gaza were used as shelters for the many people displaced by the bombing during the attacks against the civilian population of the Gaza Strip.
UNRWA staff has been working day and night to prepare for the students’ return to school. This has been particularly challenging because as of a few days ago, 29 UNRWA school buildings was still serving as a shelter. Top priority now is to provide safety and normality for children within a school. 7 800 teachers have been trained to offer new methods of teaching.
By: Agenzia Fides