Volunteer Spotlight: Ahmad
As a psychology student, I was interested TYO's psychosocial approach to all of its programs.
This Volunteer Spotlight features Ahmad Al-Khateeb. Ahmad is 21 years old, originally from Jenin, Palestine and a current volunteer at TYO.
How long have you been a volunteer at TYO and which classes have you participated in?
I have been a volunteer at TYO for four years. I have volunteered in the Core Program with all subjects, the Triple Exposure mural class and also in the Intern Program sports class.
What do you study?
I study psychology at An-Najah University. It's my fourth and last year.
How did you hear about TYO?
Four years ago, TYO's Volunteer Coordinator had a desk for reaching university students at An-Najah University so I filled out a form and have been here ever since.
Why were you motivated to come?
I saw volunteering at TYO as a chance to help my community, work with children and youth and as a means of supporting my studies. As a psychology student, I was interested TYO's psychosocial approach to all of its programs.
What was your favorite moment/class at TYO?
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.
What have you learned as a result of your time spent here?
My self-confidence is now much stronger, I've learned how to deal with children, also I got the chance to participate in youth-led projects like “YALLA” through TYO.
What is your hope for TYO?
I hope its services will reach other areas beyond the refugee camps in Nablus because such programs are essential for children all over Palestine.