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Meet the Summer 2013 Interns!

Meet the newest members of the TYO team, the Summer 2013 Interns: Kyra, Jenna, Jessica, Emma, Eleanor, Debra and Elizabeth. Kyra Kyra is a native of Brooklyn, NY and is a current student at George Washington University studying International Affairs with a concentration in Global Public Health and International Development. Kyra was an organizer for the youth-led organization New York-2-New Orleans (NY2NO) where she helped youth realize their potential as vehicles for creating sustainable change in a community. She was also a summer camp counselor where she planned lessons including soccer games, dance classes, collage workshops and writing projects. Jenna From Atlanta, GA, Jenna is currently a Continue reading…

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TYO-Lebanon: Boosting Women in Business

Women in the Arab world, and specifically Lebanon and similar to other underdeveloped areas of the world, have long experienced discrimination and been subject to restrictions on their freedoms and rights, throughout history. Some of these practices are based on religious beliefs, but many of the limitations are cultural and emanate from tradition rather than religion. These main constraints that create an obstacle towards women’s rights and liberties are reflected in laws dealing with criminal justice, economy, education and healthcare. The most effective mechanism that protects women’s rights in Lebanon at the present moment is on the national level. In addition, NGOs have made voluntary, continuous efforts to Continue reading…

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Leading and Learning: From Nablus to New York!

Sahar Dwaikat is a 29 year old native of Nablus.  She is also a businesswoman. Sahar’s business, Flyer Ad for Graphic Design, began as just an idea in 2010 during the Fostering Women Entrepreneurs in Nablus (FWEN) program and has since become a fully operating business based in Nablus.  Sahar also participated in the Women’s Incubation Services for Entrepreneurs Program at TYO. In May 2013, Sahar traveled to the United States alongside Nadine, the TYO-Lebanon Country Director, to attend the prestigious “Leading and Learning” event sponsored by GE in Crotonville, New York. The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women (CBFW) and Continue reading…

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TYO Intern Alumni: Where are They Now?

Megan Kelly To see kids laugh and play every day despite the hardships they faced was inspiring, and to get to be a small part of what brought that joy made the whole experience worthwhile. A Portland,OR native, Megan taught Arts & Crafts for youth, Fitness and Advanced English for The Women’s Group, and Professional Competency at An-Najah University as an intern at TYO Nablus in the fall of 2012. What was your favorite moment/story from your time with TYO?  My favorite moments from TYO were definitely the time before classes started when kids would come in and hang out in Continue reading…

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TYO Joins the Annual GE “Leading and Learning” Event in Crotonville, NY

The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women (CBFW) and GE invited TYO to participate in this year’s prestigious “Leading and Learning” event in Crotonville, NY from May 13-15th.  This year’s theme was to inspire women leaders in business to be “always evolving.” TYO was honored to be selected to participate and was represented by Ms. Sahar Dwaikat, TYO Nablus entrepreneur and Ms. Nadine Okla, TYO-Lebanon Country Director. The event kicked off on Monday, with a specific closed training session, and catered to the needs of women in business in developing contexts, like Lebanon. The training topics included: Effective Communication: Understanding and Continue reading…

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She Entrepreneurs 2013

A native of Nablus, Ayat Atallah is a current female entrepreneur in TYO’s Women’s Incubation Services for Entrepreneurs (WISE) Program and a former participant of Fostering Women Entrepreneurs in Nablus (FWEN). Ayat’s business, Eco Teryaq, is a business focused on providing natural compost for farmers and in homes In April 2013, Ayat traveled to Sweden for the first time to participate in the She Entrepreneurs Programme. Ayat shares her experience with us and explains how this program will help her business. What is She Entrepreneurs? It brings businesswomen from the MENA region together for trainings and opportunities for networking. There were 28 women participants Continue reading…

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Representing Palestinian Entrepreneurs in America

A native of Nablus, Sahar Dwaikat is 29 years old and is a current female entrepreneur in TYO’s Women’s Incubation Services for Entrepreneurs (WISE) Program. Sahar’s business, Flyer Ad for Graphic Design, began as just an idea in 2010 during the Fostering Women Entrepreneurs in Nablus (FWEN) Program and has since become a fully operating business based in Nablus. In April 2013, with TYO’s Psychosocial Program Manager Suhad and TYO Volunteer Amani, Sahar embarked on a journey to the United States for the first time to participate in The Women of Nablus delegation through The Telos Group. Sahar shares her experiences in Continue reading…

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FWEME Officially Launches FWEME with the 4-Day Intensive Business Basics Training Course

TYO-L has been laying the groundwork for the FWEME project with extensive outreach in the Bekaa Valley. We have had the pleasure to meet with municipal, community leaders and potential women entrepreneurs in the following regions of the Bekaa Valley: Zahle Anjar Riyak Keb Elias and Firzol The Bekaa Valley is one of the most under served communities in Lebanon, with fewer training programs for women so TYO-L is proud to be able to offer our program, and to create opportunities for our beneficiaries.  We were able to reach almost 100 women in our outreach and it has been such Continue reading…