Developing and Improving the Capacity of UNRWA School Counselling System in the Gaza Strip

Location: Gaza Strip, Palestine
Duration: 2011 – 2012
Partners: United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA)
Staff involved: Dr. David Becker, Lenssa Mohammed, Dr. Nimisha Patel, Sibylle Rothkegel
Links: www.unrwa.org
Status: ongoing

The GIZ program „Regional Social and Cultural Fund for Palestinian Refugees and the Population in the Gaza Strip“ that is being funded by the Federal Ministry of Economic Co-operation and Development aims to support the population in the Gaza Strip in dealing with the ongoing conflict situation and in developing life perspectives for themselves and for the community.

GIZ has asked OPSI to consult UNRWA in order to facilitate an improvement of psychosocial support in UNRWA schools. After having carried out an in-depth assessment of UNRWA’s counselling system 2011 OPSI will carry out a prolonged training process for the counsellor in 2012.