EU-UNRWA to Organize Summer Fun Days for Refugee Children

JERUSALEM, June 27, 2013 (WAFA) – The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) will be inviting nearly 6,000 Palestine refugee children in the West Bank to participate in the EU-UNRWA Summer Fun Days, according to an UNRWA and EU joint press release on Thursday.

Funded by the European Union, 55 UNRWA schools in the West Bank is going to open their gates for two weeks from 23 June to 4 July to offer children a chance to enjoy their summer break and have a respite from the difficulties of their daily lives.

The participants, both boys and girls, will have the opportunity to take part in several recreational, sport and art activities featuring European-inspired poetry, theatre and musical performances.

Director of UNRWA Operations in the West Bank Felipe Sanchez said, “The European Union is a strong believer in the work of UNRWA, and has proven its commitment to Palestine refugee youth time and again.”

He stated, “This year, the Summer Fun Days will give priority to students who live in Area C or near the Barrier, giving them a small break from the difficult circumstances they live in. We are also focusing accommodating students with disabilities and special needs.”

EU Representative John Gatt-Rutter commented, “I want to pay tribute to UNRWA teachers, whose commitment and personal engagement has made the ‘fun games’ an annual tradition.’

Source: WAFA News