Tomorrow's Youth Organization

Tomorrow's Youth Organization is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that works in disadvantaged areas of the Middle East, enabling children, youth and parents to realize their potential as healthy, active and responsible family and community members.
Jan 3, 2013

Volunteers Make the World Go Round!

Happy New Year from the TYO teams in Nablus and DC!

As we reflect on an amazing year of education programming, we would like to salute our amazing local volunteers who generously gave their time in TYO classrooms in 2012. Our volunteers come from local universities in Nablus and spend up to 10 hours a week supporting teachers and international interns in early childhood and youth education classrooms. They receive training from staff in TYO's psychosocial support methods as well as leadership and communications skills.

Here are three reflections from some of TYO star volunteers in their own words:

"I have learned how to deal with children and how to respect their needs which is something we lack in this community. Traditionally in Palestine, children are brought into a system where the child comes last but at TYO, the child always comes first. I also learned how to be part of a team with the teachers and other volunteers."

---Jihan is 22 years old and a current volunteer at TYO. She is a junior junior studying Financial and Banking in Al-Quds Open University in Nablus.

"My favorite class thus far has been the sport class because I love sports and the kids love it too – especially when they play outside. My favorite moment at TYO was when I was honored at the volunteer ceremony. I felt that I was doing a good job and my efforts were appreciated. It was a great feeling."


---Ahmad is 21 years old, originally from Jenin, Palestine and a current volunteer at TYO.

"Before coming to TYO, my personality was weak. I couldn’t look people in the eyes while speaking and now, I am more courageous when I’m talking socially with friends, and even with strangers."

---Amani is 30 years old, from Jamma’en, a small town outside of Nablus, and a current volunteer at TYO.

We are extermely grateful for your support. Please stay tuned to the TYO blog and Facebook page for our most recent updates.

Oct 15, 2012

TYO Entrepreneur London Bound

Houwayda hard at work!
Houwayda hard at work!

TYO and TYO Lebanon are honored to participate in the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women’s new Enterprise Development Programme Launch in November of this year! As our WEL program has shown so much progress, WEL beneficiary Ms. Houwayda Charaf el Dine was also invited to give a 5-minute presentation on her experiences with the WEL project. Mrs. Cherie Blair will also be speaking at the event.

We are so proud of Houwayda and wanted to share her story with you, again. See below our past interview with Ms. Houwayda Charaf El Dine!

What is your personal background?

My name is Houwayda Charaf El Dine and I live with my family in a small village called Berkayel in Akkar. I have a B.A in French Literature and I work as a teacher in one of the schools in Akkar.

What is your business idea?

Before talking about my dream I need to clarify some of the issues. There is an urgent need in the rural areas in Akkar for development in different sectors, and this need is directly related to the absence of the government due to many pressures and other concerned national issues. We see that a lot of women in these areas did not complete their education and they stay at home, with no work.

Thus, doing projects in the region will reduce many of the problems faced by these villages and will create jobs for both women and men. Consequently,

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Sep 18, 2012

Back to School Fun

Interns prepare for classes
Interns prepare for classes

Summer has come to an end, which means its back to school time again!

This year, we're celebrating with a like drive on Facebook. For the next 29 days one dollar will be donated to TYO for each new like of the TYO profile page! Please help us reach our goal of 1,000 new likes by liking our page and sharing it with your friends.

This session we welcome Megan, Mary, Tommy and Lila for the Fall 2012 session. To prepare for their first day of classes today, last week they went through a rigorous but exciting orientation.

Last week’s orientation was packed with many different activities, including: lessons on culture and life in Nablus, professionalism and time management training with TYO Center Director Humaira, a debriefing on TYO’s impact on disadvantaged children women in Nablus with Psychosocial Program Manager Suhad Jabi Masri, exercises on how to foster trust and teamwork with volunteers with whom they will be co-teaching, and to end the week a gorgeous hike through Wadi Qelt near Jericho. After a week of new information and training the interns are all set for their first day of class today. Stay tuned for updates on how the first day of Fall 2012 kicked off, but for now please help me in welcoming our newest interns!

Interns & students at library day!
Interns & students at library day!

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