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TYO Round Up: Week of September 2

  Monday, September 3 As a center that is approximately 80% volunteer-driven, TYO’s work wouldn’t be possible without the commitment of our volunteers.   Tuesday, September 4 Over the past three weeks, Deema and Roula have made great progress with the Campaign Against Junk Food.   Wednesday, September 5 TYO’s Core Child Program is at the heart of our work.   Thursday, September 6 Learn about TYO’s programs for female entrepreneurs.   Friday, September 7 Twitter interviews, MENA start-ups, job skills, mobile learning, and more in this week’s TYO Recommends.     Related posts:TYO Round Up: Week of September 25TYO Round Up: Continue reading…

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Round Up: Week of August 26

  Sunday, August 26 Join TYO as we reflect on Women’s Equality Day!   Tuesday, August 28 Check in with YALLA participant and grantee, Rakan, as he documents Palestine’s touristic sites. Thursday, August 30 Three lessons learned from working with women entrepreneurs in Lebanon.   Friday, August 31 This week’s recommended reading from around the web curated for your enjoyment!     Related posts:TYO Round Up: Week of September 18TYO Round Up: Week of October 30, 2011TYO Round Up: Week of May 20, 2012

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TYO Round Up: Week of August 19, 2012

  Monday, August 20 Hannah and Mary discuss their mural and the power of public art.   Wednesday, August 21 Open for business! Check out the newly finished children’s park in Deir al Hatab.   Tuesday, August 22 Bam! Pow! The third and final edition of “The Interns” comic is here!     Thursday, August 23 Joy and grief often comet together in the Women’s Group at TYO.   Friday, August 24 Don’t miss all our recommendations from around the web! Related posts:TYO Round Up: Week of September 18TYO Round Up: Week of April 22, 2012TYO Round Up: Week of Continue reading…

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TYO Round-Up: Week of August 12, 2012

  This week, TYO honors World Humanitarian Day, evaluates the benefits of early childhood education, sits down for an interview with craigslist founder Craig Newmark and meets the Students Against Junkfood of Nablus! Sunday, August 12 TYO recognizes World Humanitarian Day with a shout-out to all our volunteers, and to all the amazing aid workers around the world.   Monday, August 13 The interns evaluate the unappreciated benefits of early education, and share the success story of one of their students.   Tuesday, August 14 Meet Roula and Dima, the Students Against Junkfood, two fourteen-year-old girls making a big difference Continue reading…

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TYO Round-Up: Week of August 5, 2012

  This week, TYO checks in with the Child Friendly Schools project, inspires innovation in the classroom, talks with YALLA participant Wala’a and welcomes the Summer II interns to Nablus! Sunday, August 5 TYO checks in with the Child Friendly Schools project as they meet with the principals of their target schools and gear up for the year.   Monday, August 6 Inspired by Gaza taxi driver Mansur Al-Kabas and his electric car, the interns seek to encourage innovation in their classrooms.   Tuesday, August 7 Meet local student Wala’a Omar, founder of the Deir al-Hatab children’s park project for the Continue reading…

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TYO Round-Up: Week of July 29, 2012

  This week, TYO awards its first educational scholarship, the interns reflect on their life-changing experiences in Nablus, and we spotlight Rakan and Sahar, two amazing TYO participants making a difference in their communities! Sunday, July 29 TYO awards its first educational scholarship to an amazing volunteer, Samar Abu Leil, a business student at Al-Quds Open University. Congratulations, Samer! Monday, July 30 As they prepare to leave Nablus, Sarah, Hilary and Jay reflect on their time at TYO, the extraordinary new friends they’ve made, and the lessons they’ll be bringing back home. Tuesday, July 31 Meet Rakan Dababse, 21-year-old student and founder of the “Get Continue reading…

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TYO Round Up: Week of July 21, 2012

  This week, TYO catches up with the Child Friendly Schools project, checks in with Mohammed and Roula on the YALLA initiatives, closes out the last summer session of TWG and gains some new perspectives on education! Sunday, July 22 TYO-Lebanon and the Child Friendly schools project talk about ways to improve resilience and coping skills in the classroom.   Monday, July 23 The interns explore the effects of gender-segregated classrooms, and discuss their ongoing efforts to promote co-education in Nablus.   Tuesday, July 24 Mohammed and Roula check in with progress from the YALLA initiatives, which are all moving along beautifully! Continue reading…

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TYO Round Up: Week of July 15

  This week, TYO interviews a student, checks in with the YALLA initiatives and recommends some inspiring reading, while the interns continue to work towards cultural understanding in the classroom… and in the kitchen!   Sunday, July 15 TYO interviews 11-year-old Bara’a Abu Salha, an inspiring student from Nablus who loves serving in her community.   Monday, July 16 The interns go to instructor Hanin’s house for dinner and learn not just how to make Maqlouba, but important lessons in cultural exchange!   Tuesday, July 17 TYO checks in with the YALLA winners, who are in the budget planning stage Continue reading…

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TYO Round-Up: Week of July 14

This week TYO and the interns look at common names and the Arab education system, the YLC officers talk about leadership skills, the Women’s Group looks back on a fun-filled summer and the recommended reading celebrates extraordinary women in every day life. Sunday, July 8 TYO-L and the Child Friendly Schools project look for enthusiastic educators interested in broadening their skill set while making a difference in Lebanon. Now recruiting! Monday, July 9 The interns analyze the Arab education system, and talk about their own innovative plans to encourage creative thinking and a more productive learning environment. Tuesday, July 10 Continue reading…

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TYO Round-Up: Week of July 1

  This week, TYO reflects on World Refugee Day, explores new models of creative thinking, checks in with the WEL program and congratulates the rising number of female athletes from the Middle East, including a football team from Palestine!   Sunday, July 1 TYO reflects on World Refugee Day with heartfelt personal testimonies from the Askar and Balata Refugee Camps.   Monday, July 2 The TYO interns explore Camp Discovery, and compare the AMIDEAST model to their own.   Tuesday, July 3 The young YALLA initiative leaders consider their part as positive role models for the community.   Wednesday, July Continue reading…