Germany funds 2 new schools in Gaza

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Germany on Thursday pledged to fund two new schools in the Gaza Strip, the UN agency for refugees said.

Germany will contribute €3 million ($3.96 million) to UNRWA to enhance the agency’s free schooling program, UNRWA said in a statement.

At a signing ceremony in Jerusalem, UNRWA official Marina Skuric-Prodanovic said the donation “will further strengthen UNRWA’s efforts to provide education to young Palestine refugees.”

The new schools will serve 4,400 children, she added.

German representative Bettina Tewinkel said the funding would improve learning opportunities for children who “are deeply affected by the extremely difficult situation in the Gaza strip.”

(maannews.net / 23.03.2012)

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