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Youth in focus: An interview with Tasneem S.

Tasneem S. is from Nablus. She hopes to one day to study at a university. What made you apply for STEP?! I was interested in applying for STEP! in order to gain working experience. I also like children and was looking for a way to make use of my free time. This was my first time ever volunteering and it was impactful. What new skills have your learned through the program? The most important part of the program for me was being able to experience volunteering with and working daily at an organization. I also learned so much from my fellow youth volunteers. I Continue reading…

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Youth in focus: An interview with Niveen D.

Niveen D. is from Talooza. She graduated from Al-Quds Open University with a degree in Community Development. What made you apply for STEP?! I was interested in applying for STEP! to gain experience in voluntary work and to learn more about how organizations work. I was also interested in learning how to work with kids to support and help them. What new skills have your learned through the program? The most important skill I learned is time management because I now know how to better manage and divide my time. I also improved my leadership skills by leading activities and groups of children in the classroom. Working with the Core Continue reading…

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Youth in focus: An interview with Hadia A.

Hadia A. is from Nablus. She graduated in 2014 from An-Najah National University with a degree in Social Work and Sociology. What made you apply for STEP!? I was interested in applying for STEP! in order to gain experience in dealing with children and to learn more about their needs and the problems they face. I knew I would find the program both personally and professionally rewarding – especially because of my academic background in social work, a career I hope to pursue in the future. What new skills have your learned through the program? The most important skill I have learned is team-building skills by working in groups in the classroom Continue reading…

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Youth in Focus: An interview with Hanaa N.

Hanaa N. is from Nablus. She graduated in 2012 from An-Najah National University with a degree in Bio-Technology.  What made you apply for STEP?! I was interested in applying for STEP! because I saw it as an opportunity to get real-world experience in the workplace. As I’ve already graduated, I want to be able to step into my first job already understanding the basics of what is expected in the workplace so I can build a solid foundation for my career. What new skills have your learned through the program? So far, the most important skill I’ve learned is how Continue reading…

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Reflecting on Progress in the Core Child Program

With the end of the Fall Core Child Program session almost in sight, it is a good time to reflect back on the last 11 weeks to assess the progress children have made throughout the session. Oftentimes, no place is this more clear than in the halls of the Core AM program. As is oft reported, the first weeks of the program can be jarring for our 4 and 5 year old children- both new and returning to TYO. For many of them, this marks the first time in their young lives that they are spending time away from their Continue reading…

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Youth in focus: An interview with Ola D.

Ola D. is from Nablus. She graduated in 2014 from An-Najah National University with a degree in Primary Teaching Methods. What made you apply for STEP!? There are two things that really interested me in the STEP! program. First I was interested in the opportunity to get hands-on experience in my area of study (I studied Primary Education Methods in university). Second, I heard that the professional development trainings offered through the STEP! program are very helpful in terms of providing participants with the materials and skills they need to get a job. This was an excellent opportunity to utilize Continue reading…