Cairo (UNA-OIC) – The Education Sector of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) participated in the 31st joint meeting between the Educational Affairs Council of the Palestinian Children and education officials of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).
The meeting was held by the Sector of Palestine and Occupied Arab Territories at the headquarters of the Arab League General Secretariat in Egypt’s capital Cairo. It aimed at exploring the educational process in the educational institutions of the Agency and discussing prospects for cooperation between the Educational Affairs Council and UNRWA in the field of education.
During the meeting, which started on November 9, Program Manager at ICESCO Education Sector Dr. Ahmed El-Zonfoli reviewed the Organization’s efforts to support education in Palestine and the various ICESCO educational projects, programs and activities for the benefit of the State of Palestine. He noted that the ICESCO’s Vision pays special attention to addressing all forms of depriving children and youth of education, and intensifies efforts and support for Palestinian educational institutions.
The meeting also touched upon ways to upgrade all components of the educational process in UNRWA educational institutions, including buildings, school equipment, textbooks, conditions of teachers and workers, vocational training, educational guidance and scholarships. It further discussed the need to unify efforts and cooperation to strengthen UNRWA’s educational special programs to overcome the challenges related to the development and advancement of Palestinian educational institutions, as well as the need to formulate a strategy to ensure the continuity of the Agency’s action in providing education to more than half a million Palestinians in the Arab lands.