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National Children’s Museum highlights cooperation with TYO

TYO partner National Children’s Museum showcased our cooperation in Washington DC this week. The event was hosted by NCM Board Member, Zeid Masri and his wife Beth, in the lead-up to the NCM Gala on December 2 and discussion focused on the TYO-NCM partnership. The exhibit panels that have been on display at the NCM Launch Zone (see photo below) were on display and NCM and TYO team members, (Willard Whitson, NCM’s VP of Public Programs & Exhibitions, Mark Wright, NCM’s Director of Partnerships and Nell Derick Debevoise, TYO’s Director) discussed the work we’ve done together over the last year Continue reading…

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Mobile solutions for Arab Women Entrepreneurs

TYO is thrilled about our new three-way Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) commitment with long-time partners, the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women and SoukTel. We will expand our work with each organization and coordinate efforts in order to offer women entrepreneurs cutting-edge mobile technologies to advance the launch and take-off of their businesses. Specifically, our 2010 CGI Commitment to Action has two components: Distribution lists will be used by TYO and other partners to share useful information with the women in our entrepreneurship programs including business tips, financial management advice and also knowledge related to women’s health, motherhood and personal development. Continue reading…

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FWEN Participant chosen as one of Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Women

Nehaya, a participant in TYO’s Fostering Women Entrepreneurs in Nablus (FWEN) project, has been chosen to participate in the Women’s Entrepreneurship Leadership (WEL) Certificate Program sponsored by Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Women project, which began this month at the American University in Cairo (AUC). The five-week certificate program, which began in Cairo on September 18, is for a select group of women from Egypt, Jordan and the West Bank, who have nascent business plans and leadership potential. At AUC, they will develop skills in business and entrepreneurship to support their business plans and ensure their future success. Nehaya, 25, developed through Continue reading…

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American small business expert Steven Strauss speaks to FWEN participants

On Sunday, September 19, 2010, American small business expert Steven Strauss led a business workshop at Tomorrow’s Youth Organization (TYO) in Nablus. Mr. Strauss addressed an audience of twenty-five, including the participants in TYO’s Fostering Women Entrepreneurs (FWEN) project and invited guests from Nablus’ business community. Mr. Strauss discussed entrepreneurship strategies and recommendations that resonated with the entire audience from the young female entrepreneurs just starting out to the veteran business owners looking to break into the international arena. Exhibiting a sound understanding of the local Palestinian context and its challenges, Mr. Strauss focused on the importance of marketing, the Continue reading…

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Clinton Global Initiative 2010!

TYO is thrilled to be back in New York for our third appearance at the Clinton Global Initiative! We will be updating this site and Twitter throughout the week with all the exciting news, particularly related to this year’s theme of efforts to support Women and Girls. There’s also a session this afternoon with Shimon Peres, Salam Fayyad and Bill Clinton! In the meantime, we wanted to share the highlights of our participation this year: 1) We’ve made a CGI commitment to open three additional TYO centers! We are beginning work in Lebanon this fall in cooperation with the Cherie Continue reading…

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Nabulsi Cinema: Now Playing on the Triple Exposure website

Check out the latest post by Project Coordinator Doris on the Triple Exposure website: Explore the origins of what I’m sure will soon be a burgeoning film industry in Nablus: the short films made by Triple Exposure students! See the work written, acted, animated, filmed, and edited by Taha, Mahmoud, Hiba, Suzan, Hanadi, Mohammed, Mumin, Yaseen, Hala, Mujahed — the list goes ever on. Characters range from a Palestinian police officer to a young boy with big dreams to a young girl who unexpectedly finds herself on a magical journey! The kids have developed their skills in set design, framing, Continue reading…