Abu-Ghazaleh and UNRWA Agree on Capacity Building Programs for Palestinian Refugees


AMMAN - HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, Chairman of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org), and Mr. Roger Davies, Director of UNRWA Operations in Jordan, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) during a high-level meeting to provide capacity building programs for Palestinian Refugees.

During the meeting, key issues were discussed, including enhancing training and conducting feasibility studies in relation to the community’s needs, in addition to establishing TAG Knowledge Centers and a Computer Refurbishment Center in Amman New Camp, known as Al Wehdat and in Al Baqaa Camp. 

Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh initiated a new competition entitled, “TAG Top Students Award” to promote education at all UNRWA schools, where prizes will be awarded to the top ten students, in addition to securing admission for those students at Jubilee School. He also announced an Award where several students from both camps will get the opportunity to learn programming at different schools.  

Other methods of educational collaboration were agreed upon including an Internship Program for Palestinian refugees through ‘Bawabati for Employment’ initiative, and inviting market professionals and experts to participate in UNRWA workshops and events.  

Based on His Majesty’s directives, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh urged the business community to offer similar scholarships for the vulnerable Palestine Refugees.

HE Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh indicated that he was one of the first beneficiaries of the UNRWA program of educational support to Palestinian refugees in 1956. He attended the American University of Beirut (AUB) for a Bachelors program because he qualified for the only scholarship among all students in Lebanon. Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh indicated that he owes his success to UNRWA because of the unique opportunity they provided to him.