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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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    New Experiences, New Skills, and New Opportunities

    Participation in extracurricular activities for children and youth can be hard to come by in underserved communities. TYO’s center provides local youth with an open space to learn, play, and take part in activities that they otherwise would not have access to. The academic program offers students educational support in Arabic, English and Math. There is a free day each week where students have the option to attend different recreational centers, such as swimming pools, bowling lanes, and martial arts schools. These events are the only opportunities some students have to learn from new experiences outside of school and the Continue reading…

    December 7th, 2016 | Read more

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    Humans of Nablus 35

    If you want to learn any language, you must be serious.  To learn anything, you must be serious.  And you really need to have a friend from that country.  To learn Arabic, for example, you have to have a friend from the Arab world. اذا اردت تعلم لغة جديدة عليك ان تكون جديا في ذلك وعليك ان تجد صديقا من تلك البلد التي تتعلم لغتها . فمثلا لتعلم اللغه العربية عليك ايجاد صديق من العالم العربي.   Haya is a student in the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) program as part of STEP! II, a youth employability, empowerment, and Continue reading…

    December 6th, 2016 | Read more

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    Fairuz in the Morning, Frank Sinatra in the Evening

    Music is a powerful and positive force that connects people of different ages, backgrounds, and cultures. Recent Nobel Prize laureate Bob Dylan, Adele, Ravi Shankar, Edith Piaf, Tom Jobim, and Sakamoto, among so many others, have enchanted audiences around the world regardless of their ethnicity, race, and native language. “Music is the universal language of mankind,” once said American poet Henry Longfellow. One of my first questions to those I meet in Nablus and to my students in the STEP! II EFL program is, “What kind of music do you like to listen to?” “Fairuz in the morning, Om Koultoum Continue reading…

    December 1st, 2016 | Read more

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    Work, Surf, and Learn

    TYO provides students with access to technology and educational resources that are not commonly found in local public schools. Technology-based learning is an invaluable tool in the digital age which has the capacity to transform how students use their time online. In this week’s interview with Mo-ayyed Maklouf, a longtime employee of TYO, he shares how the computer went from being a distraction to a learning exercise in his home. He has two children currently enrolled in the academic support program that offers after-school instruction in math, English and Arabic.  Welcome Mo-ayyed! Can you tell us about yourself and your Continue reading…

    November 30th, 2016 | Read more