Lebanon News

Palestinian children get back-to-school kits

BEIRUT: Palestinian refugee children received back-to-school kits from UNRWA and UNICEF in an event held Wednesday at Yabad school in Sabra.

The back-to-school project, which is in its second consecutive year and cost $270,000, included the distribution of school bags, kits with stationary items, copybooks, and geometry kits adapted to the needs of students from grade 1 to 12.

Speaking at the event, Annamaria Laurini, UNICEF representative in Lebanon, said that “education is both a human right in itself and an indispensable means of realizing other human rights.” 

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on September 22, 2011, on page 3.




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