About

My Voice-My School is made possible through the kind support and work of our partners.

A project by:

UNRWA

UNRWA is a United Nations agency established by the General Assembly in 1949 and is mandated to provide assistance and protection to the population of some 5 million registered Palestine refugees. Its mission is to help Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, West Bank and the Gaza Strip to achieve their full potential in human development, pending a just solution to their plight. UNRWA’s services encompass education, health care, relief and social services, camp infrastructure and improvement, microfinance and emergency assistance. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions.
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Digital Explorer

Digital Explorer is an award-winning education social enterprise based in London. A pioneer in the development of innovative real-world learning programs, Digital Explorer supports teachers and pupils in schools internationally to engage with and take action on critical global issues from cultural conflict to climate change.
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With thanks to our funding partners:

Syria Appeal

The conflict in Syria intensified in 2016, leading to heightened humanitarian and protection needs among an increasingly vulnerable population. Affected communities continue to suffer serious violations of international humanitarian and human rights law as a result of indiscriminate and widespread attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure. Increasing numbers of people have been forced to flee to other locations inside Syria, neighbouring countries or further afield.

Six years into the war, efforts to deliver life-saving assistance and essential services to Palestine refugees in Syria continued amidst an increasingly insecure operational environment. UNRWA in Syria provides vital humanitarian support and health and education services to 450,000 Palestine refugees. Over 95 per cent of the Palestine refugees in Syria are wholly reliant on UNRWA humanitarian aid.
Visit the Syria Appeal website

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European Union
EU and UNRWA: Together for Palestine Refugees

Since 1971, the European Union and UNRWA have maintained a strategic partnership governed by the shared objective to support the human development, humanitarian and protection needs of Palestine refugees and promote stability in the Middle East. Today, the European Union is the largest multilateral provider of international assistance to Palestine refugees. This reliable and predictable support from the European Union enables UNRWA to provide core services to more than 5 million Palestine refugees in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, the West Bank and Gaza, including quality education for roughly half a million children and primary health care for more than 3.5 million patients. Collectively, the EU and its Member States are also among the largest contributors to the Agency’s humanitarian emergency appeals and projects in response to various crises and specific needs across the region. The partnership between the European Union and UNRWA has allowed millions of Palestine refugees to be better educated, live healthier lives, access employment opportunities and improve their living conditions, thus contributing to the development of the entire region.
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Previous funding partners:

UK Aid

UK aid leads the United Kingdom’s work to end extreme poverty. Based in London, UK aid works directly in 28 countries across Africa, Asia and the Middle East in areas including education, health, economic growth, the environment and water. The United Kingdom is the third largest donor to UNRWA. In 2016, UK aid has provided GBP 33 million to the Agency’s Programme Budget, and GBP 21 million to the Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal.
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UNICEF

The UNICEF No Lost Generation initiative is an ambitious commitment to support children and youth affected by the conflicts in Syria and Iraq.  Launched in 2013, it’s a concerted effort by humanitarians, donors, governments, civil society and others to secure the safety and futures of a whole generation of children and young people whose education and development hang in the balance following five years of war and violence. The aim is to strengthen investment in their resilience, capacities and potential. It is based on the understanding that investing in children and youth is the best investment in the future – for the region and beyond.
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Education partners:

Skype in the classroom

Teachers everywhere are using Skype to help their students meet new people, discover new cultures and connect to classes from around the world, all without leaving the classroom. Skype in the classroom is a free global community that invites teachers to collaborate on classroom projects where they might use Skype, and share skills and inspiration.
Visit the Skype in the classroom website

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British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.
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Qatar Foundation International

Qatar Foundation International, LLC (QFI) is a not-for-profit organization, U.S.-based member of Qatar Foundation and is focused on grant-giving and programmatic activities that promote education as a force that facilitates collaboration across geographical, social and cultural boundaries.
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