International Day of Education
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 and girls have access to educational and economic opportunities, they invest in their communities and improve the lives of everyone around them. Meet some of the 30 girls and young women studying in Burj El Barajneh Refugee Camp.
- Under normal, non-COVID circumstances, our PLUS coding students would be coming together in person for 20 weeks of training and team-building. Anera adapted the program for the new cohorts of students from across the West Bank and Gaza by moving it entirely to online learning. Meet the Palestinian coders and developers building the future from Palestine.
- During the ongoing economic and refugee crises, we weren’t going to give up on the thousands of young people who depend on our free-of-charge vocational courses and the income opportunities that come with them. Anera launched 11 online English pilot classes in Lebanon, distributed tablets, laptops and internet data cards to students and teachers ensuring safe at home learning. Learn how COVID-19 won’t stop Anera’s education programs in Lebanon.
Last week Khalid launched a fundraiser to help vaccinate Palestinian refugees. Here he tells us the story behind the campaign. My dad is a decades-long supporter of Anera and my two sisters and I have supported the organization more recently…
We will update this log regularly to provide an ongoing report back to donors on the ways Anera is responding during this COVID-19 crisis. We will also be providing occasional updates about conditions on the ground and our staff. Please…
Rachel, Tony, and Adrian Kitzinger recently donated to Anera and shared the following moving story to provide background on the donation. Our father, Ernst Kitzinger, fled Germany in 1933 and ended up in England some years later. As you may…