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Hope Through Cultural Diplomacy

As technology and travel increase interactions between individuals of different cultural backgrounds, it is vital to recognize the similarities between seemingly different groups of people. Through the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) #My Voice My School student advocacy project, Palestinian refugee students in Syria recently had the opportunity to connect with students from Europe and identify the similarities between their lives in very different locations from around the world. A bond over a mutually enjoyed song can help to heighten the understanding, respect, and empathy between the youth participating in the program. Intercultural exchange is at the heart Continue reading…

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APWE’s Research Project Has Begun!

Since 2011, Tomorrow’s Youth Organization has prioritized entrepreneurship programs specifically tailored to address the needs of women in Northern Palestine. TYO’s current project, Advancing Palestinian Women Entrepreneurs (APWE), seeks to empower women entrepreneurs and provide them with the tools and skills needed to grow profitable and sustainable businesses that are scalable and facilitate job creation. A critical component of any successful micro-business is a business owner’s ability to access start-up capitol to access the supplies, materials, and locale to conduct one’s business. A recent report from the Independent shows that micro-finance still plays a critical role in helping otherwise impoverished Continue reading…

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The Power of Soft Skills

Recently, Kaiser Health News published an article about the importance of teaching soft skills to children. Researchers were able to determine that children who participated in academic programming that included parent training groups, academic tutoring and lessons in self-control and social skills, showed signs of reduced delinquency, arrests and use of health and mental health services as the students aged through adolescence and young adulthood. This positive trend in preventing problems in children’s lives, can be attributed to the social and self-regulation skills the students learned from ages 6 to 11, according to researchers at Duke University. “The conclusion that we would make is Continue reading…

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Filling the Employability Gap for Students in Palestine

Continuing education is a concept that is tends to coexist with luxuries such as access to higher education and employment rooted in career choices. Within Western culture, continuing education tends to be classes or workshops closely associated with one’s career path. The purpose of spending the time and effort to continue education after formal education is completed is to increase knowledge base in one’s field of expertise, to ensure methods of action within the work environment are current and relevant, and to set the stage for career advancement. Individuals who embrace lifelong learning may find continuing education to be a Continue reading…