UNRWA Self-Learning Programme: Guidelines for Teachers, Parents/Caregivers, and Community Members

The Self-Learning Programme was originally designed to meet the educational needs of children and young people living in emergencies and crisis. For these children and youth, self-learning provides a means of continuing their studies in times of crisis, either as a supplement to perhaps an irregular delivery of the school curriculum, or for when they are not able to access school at all.

The UNRWA Self-Learning Programme is designed to support the learning of the core concepts and skills in the regular curriculum and textbooks, with an emphasis on literacy and numeracy. The UNRWA Self-Learning Programme resources cover the core concepts and key skills of the four Host country curricula (Gaza and West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria) to ensure that UNRWA students in all Fields of operation can benefit from the programme.

There are 2 guides:

  • One is mostly for parents/caregivers to support their child at home, but it can also be used by other members of the community who want to support children’s learning in community settings – this could be other family members, family friends, or any other person in the community.
  • One to help teachers make the best possible use of the Self-Learning Programme resources developed by UNRWA, whether in times of emergency or times of relative normalcy, to support students’ learning.

Resource Info


Published by

United Nations Relief and Work Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)


Distance Education

Geographic Focus

occupied Palestinian territory