Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation (KBZF) extended its agreement to support the Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nehayan School run by UNRWA in Beit Lahia, Gaza, according to a KBZF press release on Tuesday.
It said that the foundation, directed by Mohamed Haji al-Khoori, and UNRWA, signed an extension of the agreement to support, for a second year, the Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nehayan School.
The Beit Lahia facility hosts two elementary schools; one for boys and one co-ed, serving 2,814 pupils, it said.
The release said that the foundation participates directly in providing Palestine refugee schoolchildren with a decent education and to join hands with UNRWA.
KBZF will take on a major part of the costs of maintaining and operating the Beit Lahia school for another scholastic year, starting in September 2012 and pupils will benefit directly by being provided with computers, uniforms, and hygiene kits.
Commissioner-General Filippo Grandi said, “At a time when good quality education provided by UNRWA is needed more than ever in Gaza, help from partners like the Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation allows us to ensure that existing UNRWA schools are serving pupils well, giving these children the best possible chance of securing their future.
Khalifa Bin Zayed al Nahyan Foundation and UNRWA began their cooperation in 2008 with a project to provide food to poor refugees in Gaza. Since then, Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan Foundation has continuously helped UNRWA support Palestine refugees in the West Bank and Gaza.