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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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    Educated Women in Palestine Remaining Unemployed

    There’s a global trend that more women are pursuing university degrees than men. And in Palestine and the greater Arab world, the same reigns true. The World Bank states that the ratio of female to male tertiary enrollment in the region is 108%. And according to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, during the scholastic year of 2012-2013 in Palestine, 81,052 males were pursing higher education degrees at universities versus 120,256 female students who enrolled in university. While this all sounds extremely promising for the women in the Arab world, a report from the World Bank entitled Jobs for Shared Prosperity: Time for Continue reading…

    March 27th, 2015 | Read more

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    Youth in Focus: An Interview with Noor A.

    Noor A. was born and raised in Nablus. She graduated from the Education College at An Najah National University in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in English Language Teaching Methods. What made you interested in TYO’s Youth Service Learning Program? Have you volunteered elsewhere before? I have volunteered with a few other organizations before. An Najah requires all students to complete community service hours before graduating, so during university I had volunteered with the Red Crescent assisting at an elderly home and I had also volunteered teaching Arabic in a public school. However, when I reached my last year in university Continue reading…

    March 24th, 2015 | Read more

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    Celebrating World Water Day in Nablus, Palestine

    Today we celebrate World Water Day 2015, with the specific theme of water and sustainable development. We celebrate and reflect on the centrality of water in the rhythm of our daily lives. For some, it is a day to celebrate the importance and abundance of water in our day-to-day routines; for others, it is an important day to reflect on the increasingly pressing urgency of addressing issues like water scarcity and cleanliness, and confronting how we will manage water access in the future. The Middle East is a region specifically challenged by water issues. The supply, control, and allocation of Continue reading…

    March 22nd, 2015 | Read more

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    The Multigenerational Approach: Serving Children’s Support Networks

    The World Bank has released a new report entitled: Stepping up Early Childhood Development. Education advocates all over the world talk about the importance of investing in Early Childhood Development (ECD) and that it is “essential for a child’s growth and development. The returns to those interventions also tend to be higher than the returns to investments in human capital taking place later in life.” But more people are pushing for multigenerational approaches to ECD – to best support children, their support networks must also be empowered. The report explains that “the wellbeing and involvement of families play a critical Continue reading…

    March 20th, 2015 | Read more