Palestinian school in Gaza gets support from United Arab Emirates

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Young girls enjoy their English lesson. Since the 1960s, girls have made up around half of UNRWA's school pupils.

A school for Palestinians in the Gaza is getting support from a foundation in the United Arab Emirates for the second year.

The Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation signed an agreement in Abu Dhabi on Monday to extend its support to the Khalif Bin Zayed Al Nehayan educational facility in Beit Lahia, Gaza.

Donn Bobb reports.

The Beit Lahia facility in Gaza hosts two elementary schools which serve over 2,800 Palestinian pupils.

The UN Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), which runs the school, says the Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation (KBZF) will participate directly in providing Palestine refugees with a decent education.

KBZF will take on a major part of the costs of maintaining and operating the school starting in September 2012.

UNRWA says pupils will be provided with computers, uniforms and hygiene kits.

The Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has been helping UNRWA since 2008 when it started to cooperate in a project to provide food to poor refugees in Gaza.

Donn Bobb, United Nations.

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