Promoting Women’s Social and Economic Empowerment
Because of their central role in the family and potential leadership of community change, women are a crucial target for TYO.
TYO offers women’s entrepreneurship programs with support from the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women and other leading organizations in Nablus and Lebanon. These programs provide customized business development training, coaching, and confidence-building activities for high-potential young women to develop viable business plans based on their skills, education, and motivation to work. By starting their own business, participants generate income for themselves and other female employees thus improving the economic situation of families and the broader community.
Further, basic knowledge about health and child development, combined with self-confidence and other life skills, represents huge value added for these women and their children and families. TYO offers educational and recreational programs for mothers that support their personal health and happiness, which directly impacts the family’s welfare and multiplies the impact and sustainability of TYO’s efforts.