Samah Sawaf is a 42-year-old teacher for second grade students at Mamounia Elementary Co-ed School “B”, in Gaza city. Her ten years of experience working at schools supported through the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) provided her with a good understanding of the specific educational and psychosocial needs of students living in challenging contexts such as Gaza.
“Before settling in Gaza, I worked as an Education facilitator in Canada and as a teacher in Kuwait….
The Flexible Learning Strategies for Out of School Children programme is a UNESCO initiative with the aim of supporting inclusive and quality education for every child in the region. Our goal is to reach the remaining and most vulnerable 5% of children with no access to education in the region and support quality improvements in learning for every child.