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Rotary Club makes donation for rehabilitation of water systems at UNRWA schools

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Rotary Amman Petra Club donates for the rehabilitation of water systems at 19 schools run by UNRWA in Jordan, June 1, 2021. (Photo: Handout from UNRWA)
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AMMAN — Rotary Amman Petra Club has made a donation for the rehabilitation of water systems at 19 schools run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in Jordan.اضافة اعلان

One of the clubs that implements many projects that serve the local community and enhance the well-being of communities on several economic, social, and educational aspects,

The donation from the Rotary Club, an organization that seeks to serve the local community and enhance the well-being of communities, will preserve the health and safety of more than 20,000 girls and boys from waterborne diseases, an UNRWA statement.

The donation seeks to ensure a safe return of UNRWA students to classrooms in light of the difficult circumstances imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the urgent need to provide safe water systems to help students stay clean and healthy, according to the statement.

Yousef Batshon, president of the Rotary Club of Amman Petra, said: “We thank UNRWA, and all staff were involved in this project for their fruitful cooperation that made this project a success. We also convey an appreciation to all international and local Rotary clubs for their contribution to the project and creating a healthier educational environment for UNRWA students.”

For her part, Marta Lorenzo, Director of UNRWA Affairs in Jordan, said that “the solidarity with Palestine refugees demonstrated by Rotary is exemplary.”

“The rehabilitation of water systems at UNRWA schools is a key for a safe return of students to schools amid a global pandemic,” she added.

The rehabilitation of water systems at schools will be accompanied by educational campaigns focusing on the importance of hygiene for students and its role in protecting them from dangerous water-borne diseases, other diseases, and viruses, the statement added.

UNRWA runs 169 schools in Jordan, accommodating over 120,000 students. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and in line with the Jordanian government's decisions, schools have been closed and all students shifted to distance learning to avoid the rapid spread of the virus among students.


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