To commemorate the 60th anniversary of UNRWA (the United Nations Relief and Works Agency), the Hoping Fo" />
To commemorate the 60th anniversary of UNRWA (the United Nations Relief and Works Agency), the Hoping Fo" />

Hope and Optimism
for Palestinians in
the Next Generation

UNRWA Yearbook
UNRWA Schools, Palestinian Refugee Camps
To commemorate the 60th anniversary of UNRWA (the United Nations Relief and Works Agency), the Hoping Foundation helped create an online yearbook to connect Palestinian students as they were about to leave their UNRWA schools in Gaza, the West Bank, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan.

Hundreds of flip cameras were distributed to tens of thousands of students in UNRWA schools and on 19th November 2009, the day before the 20th Anniversary of the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child, each leaving student was asked to record a short video message about their interests, hopes and dreams. These videos were all uploaded to a website where they could watch each other’s messages and communicate with one another, thereby connecting with each other despite being scattered across borders and divided by walls and checkpoints.