BLOG

The Olive Press

World Youth Skills Day 2021

by Anera

Jul 15, 2021

Posted in:

July 15 is World Youth Skills Day, a day meant to celebrate the creativity and resilience of youth, and also to recognize the importance of giving young people the training and skills for employment and entrepreneurship. At Anera, our youth education programs are a priority, as we recognize the significance of this day and helping…

Read More

Happy Earth Day 2021!

by Anera

Apr 21, 2021

Posted in:

Every year, people around the world mark Earth Day on April 22nd. To celebrate Earth Day this year, we are sharing updates from our staff in Lebanon, Gaza, and the West Bank. From Lebanon this Earth Day I’m sure you know that things are as tough as can be here in Lebanon, with the confluence…

Read More

Palestine Children’s Day

by Anera

Apr 5, 2021

Posted in:

Palestine Children’s Day is observed on April 5th of every year. In 1995, Yasser Arafat started the commemorative day as a way of shedding light on the injustices and struggles that Palestinian children confront under occupation. Palestinian children have trouble accessing education, proper nutrition and health care, opportunities for jobs, and dreams for a brighter…

Read More

My Mother is the First Leader I Met

by Anera

Mar 18, 2021

Posted in: , ,

Celebrating women on the front lines on Mother’s Day in the Arab world Most countries in the Arab world celebrate Mother’s Day on March 21. Acknowledging the vital place of women in society is more important than ever this year. Women are the backbone of society — they are caregivers, educators, peacemakers and front-line workers…

Read More

World Water Day

by Anera

Mar 17, 2021

Posted in: ,

Every year on March 22, people around the globe celebrate World Water Day. World Water Day in the Time of COVID-19 It’s been one year since people started isolating at home to fight off the pandemic. Hospitals filled up with new patients and communities that were vulnerable to begin with suffered more than ever. In…

Read More

Happy Valentine’s Day from Anera

by Anera

Feb 12, 2021

Posted in:

💝 Something special for your Valentine 💝 Download one of these images from your friends at Anera to share with someone special in your life. Will you be our Valentine? Celebrate Valentine’s Day with us by revisiting how our programs and the communities where we work play a role in supporting healthy hearts! 6. Healthy…

Read More

International Day of Education

Jan 22, 2021

Posted in:

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…

Read More

January 20: Inauguration Day

by Anera

Jan 19, 2021

Posted in: ,

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…

Read More

World Soil Day

by Anera

Dec 4, 2020

Posted in: ,

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…

Read More

Empowering Girls to Build Better Futures in Palestine & Lebanon

by Anera

Oct 11, 2020

Posted in:

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…

Read More