Television helps children study in Gaza

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UN TV channel brings education to students in war-battered Gaza

Two hundred-and-forty-five schools in Gaza have been closed as a result of the ongoing conflict.

But according to Christopher Gunness, Spokesperson for UNRWA, the UN Relief and Works Agency, UNRWA has found some innovative ways to help the 245,000 children who have been affected.

Colleagues in Gaza have developed a distance learning TV channel so that Arabic, mathematics and English classes are able to go out and every single day throughout this conflict, children who can't make it to UNRWA schools – and they have all been closed – have been able to tune in and carry on with their education as best they can in this terrible circumstance.

Christopher Gunness says the channel is known as UNRWA TV and is the first television channel of its kind in the Middle East.

Gerry Adams, United Nations.

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