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Sharing Knowledge about Women’s Economic Empowerment

On Thursday, January 27, 2009, Tomorrow’s Youth Organization kicked off its Fostering Women Entrepreneurs in Nablus project, in cooperation with the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women and the Small Enterprise Center, with a workshop on women’s projects in the West Bank. Over 35 representatives from different organizations and societies throughout the West Bank attended the “Challenges and Opportunities in Women’s Projects” workshop at the TYO Center in the Zafer al-Masri Foundation Building. Tharwat al Shami of the Portland Trust, and Ali Awartani of the Business Development Centre, also funded by the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, and overseen by the Continue reading…

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Nablus’s Deputy Governor offers Support and Wisdom

As part of the information-gathering and outreach phase of “Fostering Women Entrepreneurs in Nablus,” our cooperation with the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, TYO staff members met Ms. Anan Atteereh, Deputy Governor of Nablus, and Director General of the Governorate (at center in photo, with FWEN project manager Fatima Irshaid at left, Wynne Mancini, TYO Center Director and Nell Derick Debevoise, TYO Director at right). Ms. Atteereh had some wonderful perspectives to share about our project, based on her own experience as well as a variety of initiatives that the Governorate is pursuing. For example, a Council on Employment has Continue reading…

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Intern Journal: Back in 2010

Bieta at the Giza Pyramids in Cairo over the break Although TYO’s building has yet to be filled with all of our students, it has been very comforting and welcoming to be back in Nablus and preparing for our new session!   I am very happy to return, as I have begun to consider the city and the center my home.  The friendships that I have made here with colleagues, students, locals and expatriates have become very close and I am glad to put off saying good bye for a little while longer. It was tough to be away from Nablus Continue reading…

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The Circus Came to TYO!

The Circus!, originally uploaded by tyo_nablus. On Wednesday, 27 January 2010, Clowns without Borders Ireland, a circus group, dazzled and entertained 100 children from Nablus at the TYO Center. This is the second time these lovely clowns have visited TYO and we were thrilled to have them again! To see more photos from the performance, please visit our flickr page. Related posts:"Suwarna" Moves to Nablus on November 6!Thursday Sports Day and a Training with Sari Rose!Spreading warmth during the winter season

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First TYO Exhibit Opens at the NCM’s Launch Zone

On Saturday, January 25th TYO’s first exhibit at the Launch Zone of the National Children’s Museum opened to a crowd of nearly 300 people. The exhibit featured images and narratives highlighting the children of Nablus and their thoughts and feelings on traditional Palestinian food. “The exhibit itself is a fantastic anchor for all that happens in the Launch Zone and between the communities in the DC area and those in Nablus. I had a great time at the celebration and it was really good to see so many kids and families deeply engaged in the experience,” said NCM Director of Continue reading…

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Photo of the Day: Volunteer Training

On Monday and Tuesday, Professor Akram Othman, a psychosocial specialist, lead the TYO volunteers in a training on creative and critical thinking and taking initiative. Related posts:Photo of the Day: No Place for FailurePhoto of the DayPhoto of the Day: Teachers Continue Training

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Triple Exposure: Students submit photos to Jane Goodall online gallery

Check out the latest post by Project Coordinator Doris on the Triple Exposure blog: This year, Triple Exposure students are participating in the Roots and Shoots Drop of Hope Water Photography Project, which “encourages youth participation in celebrating bodies of water, building awareness about water issues, as well as creating and enjoying art.” Related posts:Triple Exposure: Spring 2010 in photosGirls who run the world…Reaching Outside of our Walls

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Intercultural Training in Strasbourg, France

In December, I traveled to Strasbourg, France to take part in a training course titled “Global and Effective Youth Projects for Intercultural Dialogue.” The United Nation’s Alliance of Civilizations (UNAoC) and the Council of Europe sponsored the course. The twelve participants, including myself, represented the international dialogue projects chosen by this year’s grant committee. You can read about TYO’s project here. The training was an amazing opportunity to learn about intercultural dialogue while also taking part in it. The participants at the training came from all over the world. Through learning from my peers at this conference, I came to Continue reading…

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TYO Nablus debuts in Washington DC!

We’re so excited about TYO Nablus’s debut at the National Children’s Museum Launch Zone! We are sorry not to be able to bring the whole team, and the kids themselves to share their city, food and artwork. But 2 TYO interns, Mariel and Nachel will be at the opening on Saturday, January 23, and we hope a whole lot of you! The NCM team is prepped and ready, after a lesson on Palestinian food and spices with Barbara Petzen, Education Director at the Middle East Policy Council. They learned how to make stuffed grape leaves, or waraq einab – one Continue reading…

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TripleExposure blog: New student photography from the fall

Check out the latest post by Project Coordinator Doris on the Triple Exposure blog: Now available for your viewing pleasure is a sample of individual photography work by our photo students from the Fall 2009 session! I am immensely proud of these kids: their photos, which can be found here, are a collection of shots from a class trip to the Old City of Nablus and from their own homes and neighborhoods. Related posts:Photo of the Day: Homework HelpCelebrating 4th of July in SalfitOur first win