• Church of St. Asaph (map)
  • 27 Conshohocken State Rd.
  • Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

Mohammed Eid, a 29-year-old Palestine refugee, grew up in Rafah camp in the Gaza Strip, where the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) provides education, health and job programs, and food assistance serving over one million people (80% of the population).

A graduate of UNRWA schools and a former UNRWA employee, Mohammed is now a Rotary Peace Fellow pursuing a master's degree in Global Studies and International Development through a joint program at the UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University in North Carolina. Join to hear Mohammed's story of what life is like living and growing up in Gaza under Israeli occupation - military attacks, aerial bombings, and a strict siege - and how schools provide a safe haven for young people during conflicts. He will share how one school helped change the lives of two people from two different generations. 

Mohammed will be joined by UNRWA USA's Program Manager, Lori Mosher, who will be available to discuss ways Americans can support UNRWA's work.