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International Literacy Day 2023

by Anera

Sep 8, 2023

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For over 50 years, the world has celebrated International Literacy Day on September 8. The day is an acknowledgement of the essential role that literacy plays in allowing people to succeed. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Anera (@aneraorg) Anera is proud of its many years of dedication to providing basic literacy…

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International Day of Charity

by Anera

Sep 5, 2023

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What is International Day of Charity and why does it matter?

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World Humanitarian Day 2023

by Anera

Aug 19, 2023

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August 19 commemorates the annual World Humanitarian Day, a global observance of the violence, challenges, changes and hazards millions of civilians and volunteers in conflict-affected countries face every day with bravery, resilience, selflessness and sacrifice. Unfortunately, in many cities and countries around the world, refugees and civilians fight for their lives, struggle to find shelter,…

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World Youth Skills Day 2023

by Anera

Jul 11, 2023

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July 15 is World Youth Skills Day, a day observed by the United Nations to celebrate the creativity and resilience of youth, and to recognize the importance of giving young people training and skills for employment and entrepreneurship. Building A Better Lebanon with Our Hands Anera’s collective efforts over the years have pushed back against…

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World Music Day

by Anera

Jun 21, 2023

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June 21st is World Music Day! Music has long played a central role in Palestinian life and is an important part of Palestinian cultural identity.

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World Refugee Day

by Anera

Jun 19, 2023

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What Is World Refugee Day? World Refugee Day 2023 What does it mean to be a refugee? It can be defined as a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster. But for Anera, the word refugee is not only part of our name, it’s…

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The Unique Health Challenges Women Face in Palestine, Lebanon, and Jordan

Mar 6, 2023

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Maternal, breast and reproductive health are just some of the top priorities to ensure women live a quality life. Yet, marginalized communities in Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan have trouble accessing the quality care they need. Women’s health can easily fall by the wayside when medications and clinics are expensive or inaccessible, which can lead to…

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International Day of Education

by Anera

Jan 24, 2023

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A Brief History of the International Day of Education On Dec. 3, 2018, the United Nations proclaimed Jan. 24 as the International Day of Education. This day celebrates education’s vital role in cultivating peace and development throughout nations. The International Day of Education, also called International Education Day, supports inclusive, equitable and quality education for…

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Palestinian Teachers’ Day 2022

by Anera

Dec 13, 2022

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Today is Palestinian Teachers’ Day, a time to recognize all those who play an integral part in the development of children, such as Anera’s program officer in Gaza, Suad Lubbad. “Having a personal mission to invest in the development of young children to reach a better tomorrow for Palestine has inspired me to persevere in…

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Human Rights Day

by Anera

Dec 10, 2022

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Human Rights Day 2022 Human Rights Day was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly 54 years ago on December 10 to proclaim the rights all humans are entitled to regardless of their background or status. This year the UN’s 2022 theme is Dignity, Freedom, and Justice for All. Although Anera is non-political, our community…

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