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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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    Welcome Fall 2014 interns!

    TYO is pleased to introduce the Fall 2014 International Interns! They come from diverse backgrounds – all the way from Washington and Colorado in the United States. Read all about them! Jade Jade grew up in Washington State. After finishing high school, she moved to Seattle to work full time as an AmeriCorps literacy tutor with a prominent immigrant and refugee community. Her work with AmeriCorps inspired her to study Linguistics and Human Rights at the University of Washington. While at the UW she’s been involved in social justice pursuits and college readiness mentorship, leading a university seminar on anti-racist activism and mentorship. Additionally, Continue reading…

    September 10th, 2014 | Read more

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    Youth in Focus: An Interview with Scholarship recipient Mari Qawareeq

    Mari Qawareeq is the winner of TYO’s University Scholarship Competition. The scholarship was awarded to Mari by Dr. Alia Assali, Dean of the Education Faculty at An Najah National University. What is your reaction to receiving this scholarship? It is an amazing feeling. I’m so glad to win the scholarship. I believe I worked very hard over the past three sessions volunteering at TYO, so I’m proud to have my efforts and hard work rewarded. How will this scholarship help you in achieving your educational goals? The scholarship will help me pay for my university tuition, getting me one step closer to graduation and my BA degree, Continue reading…

    August 25th, 2014 | Read more

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    FWEME Entrepreneurs in Lebanon Expand Their Horizons!

    Through FWEME, TYO-Lebanon’s efforts focus on integrating businesses skills training with other essential skills to provide female entrepreneurs in Lebanon with the tools they need to be successful businesswomen. The two year program is now in the third and final phase. Women have received extensive business training and coaching throughout the project and are now focusing on developing their English and IT skills, expanding their networks, growing their businesses, and accessing financial support. The women are also receiving additional training support from BLC Bank’s Women’s Empowerment (WE) Initiative. All of the phases of the project have come together to provide Continue reading…

    August 21st, 2014 | Read more

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    Youth in Focus: An Interview with Inas Mansoor

    Inas Mansoor is senior at An-Najah National University studying English Literature and Language. Inas is from Qalqilya. What made you interested in TYO’s STEP! Program? My fellow classmates in the English Department at the University encouraged me to apply. I was interested in applying to gain experience in working with children, as well as to improve my professional skills through the trainings offered as a part of TYO’s STEP! Program. Moreover, I was excited to improve my English language skills by working alongside TYO’s International Interns. What new skills have you learned through your participation in the program? I feel that I have developed my leadership skills Continue reading…

    August 13th, 2014 | Read more