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International Day of Education

Jan 22, 2021

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January 24th is International Day of Education, a day to celebrate inclusive and equitable quality education, and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. Here at Anera, we make it a priority to quickly adapt our educational programs as COVID-19 forces people indoors. Here are three ways Anera’s education programs continue despite the pandemic. When women…

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January 20: Inauguration Day

by Anera

Jan 19, 2021

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The United States is swearing in a new president in a ritual that happens every four years on January 20. As a non-partisan organization, Anera cannot make statements about the politicians or politics involved. But the day does bring to mind other kinds of inaugurations: the opening of infrastructure projects we have delivered in Palestine…

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World Soil Day

by Anera

Dec 4, 2020

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Protecting Palestinian Soil for Future Generations “We come from the soil and we go back to the soil. We must safeguard the rights of our children through the soil we are borrowing from them.” These poignant words come from one of our agronomists in Palestine, Naser Qadous. Naser in the West Bank and his colleague…

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Empowering Girls to Build Better Futures in Palestine & Lebanon

by Anera

Oct 11, 2020

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Every year, October 11 marks International Day of the Girl, a day to recognize and support the rights of girls around the world. This year’s theme is “My voice, our equal future.” One of the key points of this year’s theme is empowering girls to learn new skills towards the futures they choose. Anera recognizes…

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World Environment Day

by Anera

Jun 5, 2020

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Anera’sprograms reuse resources that would otherwise go to waste, respect land and water by using these natural riches in the most eco-friendly ways, and replenish the beauty of the land through responsible waste and water management and the use of renewable energy sources.

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World Water Day

by Anera

Mar 20, 2020

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World Water Day Isn’t Just Once a Year at Anera Securing access to clean, drinkable water for all is one of the most critical priorities in communities affected by war and displacement. This achievement can’t come in the form of a handout or temporary solution — to make meaningful change, it must involve sustainable, long-term…

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Human Rights Day

by Anera

Dec 10, 2019

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What is Human Rights Day? Human Rights Day is observed every year on December 10 — the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, often abbreviated as the UDHR. Article one of the Universal Declaration proclaims that “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity…

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5 unstoppable girls of the Middle East

by Anera

Oct 10, 2019

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Every year, October 11 marks International Day of the Girl, a day to recognize and support the rights of girls around the world. This year’s theme is GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable, and we’d like to introduce you to a few strong and inspiring girls we know from Palestine and Lebanon. Heba “I wore my first prosthetic leg…

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World Teachers Day

by Anera

Oct 4, 2019

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Today, October 5, is World Teachers Day, an annual UNESCO thematic day to recognize the essential role that teachers worldwide play in creating opportunities and hopeful futures for the next generation. Providing teachers with the skills, recognition and tools that they need to excel is vital to achieving the fourth UN Sustainable Development Goal on…

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Happy Earth Day 2019!

by Anera

Apr 22, 2019

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Earth Day is an opportunity to acknowledge the threats facing our planet. In the dry climate of Palestine and parts of Lebanon, water is a scarce resource. The health of both humans and the environment suffer from water shortages, climate change and pollution. Farm fields lay fallow. Trees are few. And families have to save…

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