Opening UNWRA Exhibition ‘Building the Future: Teachers in Refugee Communities’ (24/10)
Opening of the UNRWA Exhibition
‘Building the Future: Teachers in Refugee Communities’
Tuesday 24 October 2017, 16.00
Museum Hall of the University Halls
Naamsestraat 22, 3000 Leuven
UNWRA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, brings the exhibition ‘Building the Future: Teachers in Refugee Communities’ to KU Leuven.
Through a series of video interviews and portrait photographs the exhibition shows the human faces at the forefront of UNRWA education services, from basic education teachers to technical and vocational trainers, and school health tutors to content developers working at UNRWA TV. The interviews offer a unique and engaging insight into the breadth of services that UNRWA provides to Palestine refugees with the support of the European Union that help young Palestine refugees have access to quality education.
The exhibition also features testimonies from young Palestine refugees for whom EU-supported UNRWA programmes and projects have proved key to achieving their goals and fulfilling their potential.
The opening of the exhibition takes place on Tuesday 24 October at 16:00h in the Museum Hall of the University Halls with speeches of
- Prof. dr. Peter Lievens, Vice Rector International Affairs KU Leuven
- Mr. Matthias Burchard, Director UNWRA Brussels Office
- Mr. Christian Behrmann, Desk Israel & Palestine, European Commission, Directorate-General for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlagerment Negotiations
- Prof. Jan Wouters, President United Nations Association Flanders – Belgium and professor of International Law, KU Leuven
The exhibition is open on workdays between 8:00h and 18:00h and can be visited free of charge in the Museum Hall of the University Halls, Naamsestraat 22, Leuven until 20 December 2017.
‘Building the Future: Teachers in Refugee Communities’ is funded by the European Union.