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Unlocking the door to employment opportunities

As we’ve been discussing a lot recently, youth unemployment remains a tremendous worldwide concern. The Center for Strategic and International Studies recently reported in follow-up to the release of an International Labor Organization study on Global Youth Unemployment trends, 40% of the world youth a unemployed. Though there are many negative social and economic concerns stemming from this issue, one of the main areas of interest for us at TYO is how underemployment and unemployment effects skills stagnation.  Tomorrow’s Youth Organization tries to help the youth in Nablus to be prepared for jobs by developing their skills. According to the Continue reading…

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TYO Women’s Group Fitness Classes exceed expectations and lay the groundwork for far-reaching benefits

  An integral part of TYO’s Women’s Empowerment Program since 2008, The Women’s Group provides holistic support for mothers from local communities.  In consonance with other TYO programs, the Women’s Group fitness classes embody broader notions of psychosocial support.  However, in contrast to other classes led by the international interns, they are more directly concerned with issues of physical and emotional health.  Palestinian society is traditionally patriarchal, and women continue to experience myriad gender-related inequalities and subsequent vulnerability throughout their lives.  Women are disproportionately affected, both directly and indirectly, by socioeconomic stressors.  Their physical and psychological well-being is not adequately Continue reading…

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Youth in Focus: An interview with Reem Radwan

With generous support from the Abdul –Hameed Shoman Foundation (AHSF), TYO offers professional competency classes at An-Najah National University to enrolled university students. It is TYO’s aim to equip students with the professional skills needed to obtain employment post-graduation and provide them with the confidence needed to excel in their new ventures. Volunteer Coordinator, Ruba Hayfayda, interviews Reem Radwan, a student enrolled in the professional competency class to get her insights as to what she has gained from the class. Reem Radwan is a senior student in Geography at An-Najah National University and plans to begin working directly following her Continue reading…

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Dispelling Myths and Demanding Rights: The Women’s Group Spring 2014 Session Launches

In his annual letter released late this January, Bill Gates highlights common myths about global aid- and what areas should be focused on more in the coming year. Through this letter, he also discusses how myths about women’s empowerment and gender equality hinder global development. By addressing some of the key misconceptions about women’s empowerment- such as the right to contraception and family planning- the letter seeks to dispel some of the common hindrances that keep progress from growing globally. This week at TYO, we’re seeking to tackle similar issues and obstacles to gender equality as we launch the Spring Continue reading…

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TYO Volunteer Interview: Ahlam

Ahlam Menawi, a volunteer in the Core Program and a recent graduate from An-Najah University shares her experience as a TYO volunteer. When did you start volunteering at TYO? I started volunteering this semester (about 2 months ago). I plan to reapply to volunteer at TYO next semester as well. How did you learn about TYO? I learned about the TYO’s Youth Service Learning Program from TYO interns, while partaking in English Competency classes offered at An-Najah University. After graduation, I read a TYO posting on Facebook regarding the volunteer program and I quickly applied. What is the class that you are Continue reading…

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My Next Door Neighbor lives 3000 Miles Away

The advent of the twenty-first century has changed our world in remarkable ways. In the past, it was easy for people from different cultures to exist independently from their neighbors because great distances limited the extent to which international trade and cross-cultural communication were able to take place. Today, however, in an ever more globalized world, it has become much more critical to make efforts to understand the cultural practices of different societies. Some groups view globalization as a positive force. Proponents of this school of thought put forward the idea that new innovations within the realm of information and Continue reading…

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Women Empowered at the IWECI Summit

Recently, women have been more involved in business sectors and they are developing to be a great part of society. Loftus-Farren, in his article: “Why Are Women Left out of Climate Change Policy Making?” He believes that women’s empowerment, rights of nature, and a breakthrough are the IWECI (International Women’s Earth and Climate Initiative) Summit’s mission of boosting women’s role. This summit will bring 100 women all over the world from different backgrounds to participate. Those women are exceptional in their own right leading the way into different majors in society. IWECI mission is to set up a Global Women’s Continue reading…

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Discovering the Importance of Curriculum Development

Two years ago, political events in Cairo precluded my plans to study abroad there for the fall semester of my junior year.  Instead, I studied at University of Haifa and began my study abroad experience with several weeks of volunteering at TYO here in Nablus.  My weeks at TYO were a short beginning to six months of studying abroad, but remain perhaps the most impactful experience not only of that semester but also of my college experience as a whole. This is probably why—after being evacuated in early July from what was intended to be a yearlong Arabic language program Continue reading…

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TYO-L Successfully Conducts Leading and Learning Training Event in Bekaa!

Tomorrow’s Youth Organization-Lebanon is pleased to announce the success of the “Entrepreneurs as Leaders” training, which was held at the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, Zahle on July 29, 2013 from 9:30 A.M. till Noon. The women entrepreneurs in attendance were from a variety of different backgrounds, ranging from traditional food production, wedding planning, household good production and a pharmacy owner! The main topics of the training were: Communicating your Brand Negotiating for Success Hiring the Right Talent Confronting Performance Issues Coaching and Mentoring The training provided usefuel lessons for the entrepreneurs, with the Elevator Pitch excercises proving to Continue reading…

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Steps in the Right Direction: Lebanese Government Drafts Law on the Protection of Women Against Domestic Violence

TYO has been closely following a heartbreaking story in Lebanon that has left a family of 5 children without their mother. As empowering and supporting women and children is a crucial part of TYO’s role in Lebanon, we can’t help but pay close attention to the news as it relates to domestic violence and protecting women. Sadly, Mrs. Roula Yaacoub, the 31-year-old mother of five, was found beaten at her home in the town of Halba. She died upon arrival to the hospital. While Roula’s story has made the local news, unfortunately, many women in Lebanon suffer from various forms Continue reading…