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Inspirational Afternoon at TYO

On Monday, 22 February 2010 TYO hosted an inspirational afternoon that celebrated the winners of the Universal Education Foundation’s 2010 Elham contest. About 200 teachers, students and leaders from Ministry and UNRWA schools, along with NGO representatives from Nablus, attended the ceremony. After a warm welcome by Outreach Specialist Futoon Qadri and International Director Nell Derick Debevoise, TYO’s Core Program teachers lead the audience in an engaging trivia activity that promoted critical thinking and fostered creative mood for the day’s event. Marwan Awartani, Secretary-General of the Universal Education Foundation (UEF), an organization that advocates for the holistic development of children Continue reading…

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Hip-Hop and Breakdance Performance at TYO Center

Havikoro and Identity gave an electric and interactive performance for almost 200 community members at the TYO Center in the Zafer al-Masri Foundation Building in Nablus today. Young Nablus residents were engaged from start to finish, clapping, dancing and at times singing along with the performers. Earlier in the day, Havikoro, a Houston-based hiphop and breakdance group, held a workshop for Identity, a group of young dancers and rappers from Askar refugee camp in Nablus. Together, the performers worked to improve their craft and talked about the importance of art in building bridge and transcending national boundaries. Havikoro, based in Continue reading…

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Photo of the Day: Women’s Computer Class

Related posts:Photo of the Day: Volunteer TrainingPhoto of the Day: Abraham’s Path Group visits TYONew Photo of the Week on the Triple Exposure website!

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Social Media Training!

Today, the Palestinian interns involved in the Kalimatna Initiative at TYO learned how to use social media, including how to post this entry on the TYO blog!! -Hassan, Khamees, Haya, Chelsey and Imad!!!! Hassan, Khamees, Haya are the Palestinian interns participating the Kalimatna Initiative, an initiative of TYO funded by the Youth Solidarity Fund of the UN Alliance of Civilizations. Chelsey and Imad are the project’s coordinators. Related posts:First TYO Exhibit Opens at the NCM’s Launch ZoneIntern Journal: Thrilled to be in Nablus!TYO Summer Interns visit Rawabi

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Kelsey’s Crafts: Yarn Stars

Yarn Stars Materials Needed: Popsicle sticks or skewer sticks Super glue Yarn of different colors The Steps: 1.       Glue the small sticks in the shape of cross and wait for them to dry 2.       Tie the color yarn together  so that the entire length is about  a meter and a half 3.       Tie one end of the yarn to the middle of the cross made by the sticks 4.       Begin to wrap the yarn around each of the four parts of the cross a.       Loop the yarn around one stick and then continue to the next b.      Continue to do Continue reading…

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Triple Exposure: Inspiration for mosaic murals

Check out the latest post by Project Coordinator Kelsey on the Triple Exposure blog: For the spring session of Triple Exposure, I have decided to do a mosaic mural with my art classes, hopefully somewhere in the neighborhood. I have never done a mosaic mural before but I have seen how they can completely transform the neighborhoods they are done in. In Philadelphia, USA, there is a famous mosaic muralist named Isaiah Zagar who I have gotten a lot of inspiration from. Related posts:Announcing “Suwarna,” a Triple Exposure photography exhibition!Intern Journal: Taking it all inNew Triple Exposure Photo Galleries Online!

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Why put off to tomorrow the youth we could empower today?

“Too often we regard our young men and women as the workers, entrepreneurs, parents, citizens and leaders of tomorrow,” write two World Bank staff members in Friday’s special report in the Financial Times: “Investing in Youth.” It is inspiring that the leading global economic daily has recognized the importance of this issue, and presented it in such a comprehensive way. Particularly in today’s lean economic times, there is a risk of already marginalized groups suffering disproportionately. World Bank contributors Wendy Cunningham and Justin Yifu Lin point out that “young people’s hopelessness in the face of the crisis is reflected by Continue reading…

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فرصة رائعة في نابلس

تؤمن منظمة شباب الغد  في مدينة نابلس بأهمية دور النساء في المجتمع تعمل منظمة شباب الغد على توفير فرص لتحسين أوضاع النساء اقتصاديا في مدينة نابلس من خلال تحقيق أحلام النساء اللاتي يملكن الإمكانيات الأساسية للبدء في تطوير مشاريعهم الخاصة وذلك بتمويل من مؤسسة شيري بلير البريطانية. ان هذا المشروع يستهدف طالبات الجامعات الخريجات اللاتي يقطن في مدينة نابلس على أن تتوفر فيهن الشروط التالية: ·        يكن قد انهين دراستهن الجامعية بما لا يزيد عن اربعة اعوام ·        أن تتوفر لديهن  الرغبة في أن  يبدأن مشروعهن الخاص ·        ولا يمانعن الحصول على تمويل من إحدى المؤسسات الممولة أو الحصول على Continue reading…

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Latest TYO Team Member: Fatima Irshaid

Fatima, Nell and Wynne introduce TYO to workshop participants Tomorrow’s Youth Organization is excited to introduce the latest member of our team in Nablus. Fatima Irshaid has joined the TYO staff as the Project Manager of Fostering Women Entrepreneurs in Nablus, an women’s economic empowerment project implemented in partnership with the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women. Fatima’s professional background is in education and IT training. Prior to joining the TYO team, Fatima worked as a Training Manager with Palestinian Education for Employment (PEFE) and in various positions at the Arab American University in Jenin, including Public Relations Officer, Head of Continue reading…

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Triple Exposure: Dinner in Balata

Check out the latest post by Project Coordinator Kelsey on the Triple Exposure blog: Ever since coming back from our winter holiday, everyone has been busy preparing for the upcoming semester. Between planning classes and getting together materials there has been little free time, but the other day, Doris and I had the opportunity to have dinner with some of our students in Balata refugee camp. I hadn’t been back to Balata since the first time I went there nearly nine months ago. The combination of it being a rainy night and the fact that I hadn’t been back in Continue reading…