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Photo of the Day: Interns 2009!

TYO is thrilled to launch its second Summer Program, including international interns! The first 5 (of 7) have arrived, and enjoyed a wonderful evening at a new restaurant in Nablus’s Old City last night. The highlights included fresh lemon-mint juice, Arabic coffee and an extended ice-breaking game of Apples-to-Apples! Interns will be blogging here soon – keep your eyes out for more! Related posts:TYO in Sin City!June 4 is the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of AggressionVolunteer Spotlight: Salah

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Photo of the Day: Happy Birthday Imad!

Imad is the TYO Volunteer Coordinator. Happy Birthday Imad!! Thanks for being such a great team member. Related posts:Kunafa FestivalLast Day Celebration!Photo of the Day

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Photo of the Day: Teachers Continue Training

This week the Core Program Teachers created orginial art pieces for their classrooms out of the recycled materials they collected during the previous week. Above is the stadium TYO Sports Teacher Haitham created this week. Related posts:Photo of the Day: St. George College Group Visits TYO CenterPhoto of the Day: Literacy TrainingPHOTOS: First Day!

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Next step in cooperation with Cherie Blair Foundation

Following Mrs. Cherie Blair’s visit last week (May 3), TYO has moved to the next step of cooperation, submitting a proposal for a joint project with the Cherie Blair Foundation in honor of Mother’s Day yesterday. We suggested an eight-month pilot project that would train members of TYO’s community (university volunteers and mothers of our participants) in life skills and design and marketing techniques. The outcome of the project would be to produce modern items reflecting traditional Palestinian embroidery skills for international sale. The larger goal would be to empower women as creative and productive community members, promoting financial security Continue reading…

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Final Parents Survey, Spring 2009 Session

The Core Program Teachers conducted a Final Parent Survey following the end of the Spring 2009 Session. The teachers contacted forty-six parents over the phone and asked them questions designed by Suhad. TYO compares Initial and Final Parent Surveys to determine the impact of its program on each child and identify which children could benefit from further services either from TYO or by referral. 93% of parents reported that their child likes coming to TYO 96% of parents reported that their child learned new things as a result of attending the TYO Core Program 83% of parents reported that their Continue reading…

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Photo of the Day: Teacher Training!

On Tuesday, 5 May and Wednesday, 6 May TYO teachers and staff participated in their second week of an intensive four-month training program.  The TYO staff is participating in an important training on the Holistic Integrated Approach to early childhood education. The training is led by MaDad, founded by Jacqueline Sfeir, former Dean of the Faculty of Education at Bethlehem University and 2007 Ashoka Fellow. Jacqueline and her team will work alongside the TYO team before and during TYO’s summer session to provide a theoretical insight into the value of a child-centered, reflective approach to teaching, as well as extensive Continue reading…

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Mrs. Cherie Blair visits TYO Nablus

TYO was honored to receive Mrs. Cherie Blair in Nablus on Sunday, 3 May 2009 along with Henriette Kolb, a colleague from the recently founded Cherie Blair Foundation. The visit was Mrs. Blair’s first stop on a 3-day trip to the West Bank. Her time in Nablus included a luncheon with a range of accomplished artisans and businesswomen from Nablus, a tour of the TYO Center, and focus group discussions with TYO volunteers and mothers of TYO participants. The day’s activities were designed to identify needs in Nablus that could be addressed through cooperation between TYO and the Cherie Blair Continue reading…

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Photo of the Day: Cherie Blair Visits TYO

Mrs. Blair (far right) listens to Athare (far left) speak about her experiences at An Najah University. On Sunday, 3 May 2009 Cherie Blair honored the TYO Center with a visit to discuss cooperation between her new Foundation and TYO. Many of the women participating in TYO Volunteer Program and Women’s Program spoke to Mrs. Blair about their experiences at TYO and in Nablus. Please continue to check back throughout the day as TYO adds updates to the blog about Cherie Blair’s visit. Read more to see more photos of Mrs. Blair’s visit to TYO. Related posts:A twenty-first century introduction Continue reading…

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TYO Open Day!

On Friday, 1 May 2009 Tomorrow’s Youth Organization hosted an Open Day at its Center in Nablus. All members of the Nablus community were invited to attend.  About 150 people, including children and parents, experienced an exciting array of activities offered by TYO, including art and sports activities, while enjoying a fun outing together. TYO Health Teacher Ahmad Hanani hosted many patients from the Thalassemia Society to promote healthy socialization and community awareness. Additionally, TYO hosted a debkah group from Beit Furik village. And, as always, TYO volunteers played a key role by contributing assistance to the teachers and selling Continue reading…

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TYO hosts UNRWA schoolteachers

On Wednesday, 29 April 2009 TYO hosted several of its stakeholders from the UNRWA school system.  The meetings aim was to discuss the reciprocal nature of our work with the children of Nablus. Present were the many teachers, social workers and principles that over our first year helped us recruit and enroll children for our many programs and activities. While Outreach Specialist Futoon Qadri meets with this important group often in their respective areas and schools, this meeting marked our first collective gathering at the TYO Center. Many important topics were discussed including the children’s progress at the UNRWA schools Continue reading…