In honor of International Women’s Day (March 8th), we pay tribute to the amazing women of TYO – our female staff. The women of TYO work to provide Nablus’ children and mothers with robust, multi-generational programming.
From lesson planning to recruiting children to reading stories, the women of TYO can do it all!
Volunteers are the glue of TYO; they help keep everything together. American interns come as volunteers to lead classes for the women and children of Nablus. TYO’s local volunteers – university students and recent graduates keep everything going. Some of them act as translators for the interns, while others help the students with projects and homework. This results in students getting individual attention, allowing them to develop more skills with confidence.
These photos show some of the many volunteers – both foreign and international – who kindly give their time and energy to help the future generation of Nablus.
Its that time of year to start thinking about giving! Why not give to the future of a Palestinian child in honorarium of your loved ones? Or just because you want to see your money go to a good cause this year?
With your support of less than $2 a day for three months, one TYO student will be transported to and from the TYO center; eat a healthy meal; and participate in quality educational programming. Moreover, your sponsorship will ensure that they have access to a safe space to learn and grow that will serve as the foundation for a healthy life.
One of the most important beliefs of TYO is that of women empowerment. Through programs such as Fostering Women Entrepreneurs in Nablus (FWEN) and Women’s Incubations Servies for Entrepreneurs (WISE), TYO is able to help local women advance their businesses and make their dreams become realities by having women attend workshops, trainings, and English classes.
This series of photos illustrates the hard work and dedication these women have put into furthering their businesses.
It’s time for another episode of our new video series People for Palestine profiling authors, filmmakers, journalists, activists, academics and others dedicated to freedom for Palestinians from all over the world!
For our third episode, we met up with Jenin-based writer and photographer Vivien Sansour while she was in town for her exhibit at the Jerusalem Fund Gallery in July. Vivien spoke to us about agriculture as a form of resistance, food production in small spaces, and how Pixar’s film Up reminds us of the important things in life.
To find out more about this woman of many talents, visit her WordPress blog.