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    Final week of ESL classes with lasting memories

    As our classes at TYO draw to an end we’ve begun to reflect on the experience of our classes. The ESL classes have not been a purely academic driven exercise, with an English focus, instead in these classes we have built relationships and have shared a wide cultural exchange.   The 4th through 9th grade ESL classes are designed to deceive children and young adults into learning English through fun and challenging activities that incorporate weekly learning objectives. Some of my favorite activities include; scavenger hunts where teams of students have to find and correctly ask, then say new vocabulary Continue reading…

    April 23rd, 2014 | Read more

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    TYO Volunteers Reflect on the Spring 2014 Session

    Tomorrow’s Youth Organization, with generous support from the Abdel Hameed Shoman Foundation, is preparing the next generation of leaders with vital professional competency support. Read on to see how we are making an impact in our community with our STEP! program. Safa’ Saleh, a volunteer in the Core Child AM program shares her experience in Spring 2014 session. I’m Safa’ Saleh from Nablus, An-Najah university studied Educational Methods of and graduated in 2012. Currently I’m enrolled in the Core Child morning program offered to children from ages 4-5 years old. In the Core Child morning program we introduce children to different outlets in Continue reading…

    April 22nd, 2014 | Read more

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    Congratulations to Students completing the Professional Competency Spring Session at An Najah University!

    It’s daunting thinking about the real world when you are at university.  It is easier to put your head in the sand, enjoy your studies and only worry about work when graduation is complete. However, students in Palestine have it tougher than the average student after graduation, as youth unemployment can be as high as 70%.  In the face of such challenges, actively thinking about work post-university is critical. This week, over 70 proactive An Najah students were awarded a certificate for completing nine weeks of the Professional Competency class. In this session they have been educated on the realities Continue reading…

    April 21st, 2014 | Read more

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    Reflecting on Progress

    The Spring 2014 Core Child program came to an end last week. We spent the last 12 weeks working with children from some of Nablus’s most disadvantaged areas. The activities we implemented in our classes were designed to help children develop socially, with the goal of having them learn to appreciate their role and value within their communities. We’ve addressed two main themes in our holistic early education classes: Me & My Community, and Communication and Collaboration. As Core teachers we work as a team to root values in children such as respect and collaboration, and design lesson plans aimed Continue reading…

    April 20th, 2014 | Read more