New Saudi-funded UNRWA school opens in Amman

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AMMAN — Saudi ambassador to Jordan Nayef bin Bandar Al-Sudairi and UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini Monday opened a Saudi-funded boys school in Amman, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

The new school was added to 12 other UNRWA schools in the Amman New Camp that ran the double-shift system. The opening of the new school enables other schools to return to the single-shift system, providing a better learning environment for more than 7,000 students.

According to a press statement, the new school was constructed, furnished, and equipped with a donation received from the kingdom of Saudi Arabia through the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD). The school is equipped with greening and energy-saving systems, such as motion sensors, double glazed windows, a green area with trees and water harvesting, with an underground reservoir. 

Moreover, the school is designed to be accessible for students with disabilities by having an elevator, ramps, tactile titles, and special toilets with necessary accessories.

The ambassador said during the opening ceremony that Saudi Arabia “is keen to harness its potential and resources in serving humanitarian issues in cooperation with the UN, its agencies, and organizations of the international community,” noting Saudi’s support for the Palestinian cause.

The UNRWA chief said that the SFD is a key partner of the UN agency and had played a vital role in launching important projects for Palestinian refugees, including the new school, in which 1,380 students are enrolled.

Saudi Arabia is one of UNRWA’s biggest donors as it has contributed more than $1 billion since the start of the donors’ partnership with the refugee agency.

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