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Our Mission: TYO is an American, non-governmental organization that works in disadvantaged areas of the Middle East, enabling children, youth and parents to realize their potential as healthy, active and responsible family and community members. Read more

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    WISE II Entrepreneur Profile: Khalidah

    From the small village of Thinabah in Tulkarem, Palestine, Khalidah aspires to one day have her own plus-size clothing line. The idea began a couple years ago as a hobby after attending a training course at Shami Textile Center. In order to buy materials to start producing pieces, she collected on debt that was owed from friends and family. The few dollars she occasionally loaned out to family members added up over the years. Khalidah is very active in her community and learned about the WISE II program at Tomorrow’s Youth Organization through the Palestinian Working Women’s Society for Development Continue reading…

    July 1st, 2015 | Read more

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    5 Ways to Strengthen ECE

    The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science recently published a new Call to Action and Policy Brief about how to fill children’s potential, through Early Childhood interventions. Through their extensive research they concluded that following five actions can make the greatest difference in children’s lives: Integrate nutrition and child development interventions for young children and their families, wherever possible. This includes interventions that have both nutrition and health components delivered simultaneously to the families and their children, with the objective that they reinforce each other and are cost-effective. Focus on learning and nutrition in early childhood by promoting high-quality family care. Early in life, Continue reading…

    June 26th, 2015 | Read more

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    WISE II Entrepreneur Profile: Jinan

    Jinan’s Business: Needle and Thread Originally from Nablus, Palestine, Jinan learned the tradition of embroidery as a hobby when she was a child. After getting married, she started to make embroidered household items such as pillows and lampshades to decorate her new home. When Jinan hosted guests, they would admire her work and began requesting her to produce similar items for their home. It was then that she realized that she could turn her hobby into a business. In 2000, Jinan created her informal business with the savings she accumulated from working at a sewing factory in high school and Continue reading…

    June 24th, 2015 | Read more

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    Intern Journal: The Journey Never Ends

    Our Summer 2015 International Intern Ash Calderon returns to the United States this week after serving as an intern with the Core Child Program for two months.  Read on to learn more about her experiences and the lessons she’ll be taking with her as she leaves TYO and Nablus. I can remember the anxiety I felt as a nearly graduated senior at the University of Redlands; the anxiety of 4 years of sleepless nights, hard work, and Cup-of-Noodles, ultimately resulting in what kind of job I could get as soon as I graduated. I knew many recent graduates identified with Continue reading…

    June 22nd, 2015 | Read more