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Tomorrow’s Youth Organization (TYO) believes that women and girls in the Middle East have the potential to be the dynamic change-makers the region needs to overcome current economic and social challenges. As such, we provide a wide-range of programming for women from Nablus, Tulkarem, Jenin, and their surrounding villages. Since 2009, TYO has prioritized entrepreneurship programs specifically tailored to the address the needs of women in Northern Palestine. With the support of PalTel Group and Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, we have empowered women entrepreneurs and provided them with the tools and skills needed to grow profitable and sustainable businesses that are scalable and facilitate job creation. Advancing Palestinian Women Entrepreneurs, our current entrepreneurship project, will work alongside forty-five burgeoning and current entrepreneurs to help develop their leadership, critical thinking, and business development skills. Our entrepreneurship work not only lifts up individual entrepreneurs but helps improve the overall economy in the country.
In addition to our entrepreneurship programs, TYO is excitedly gearing up to begin another Women’s Group session which will serve sixty mothers and women from Nablus, many of whose children are in our Child Core Program. The Women’s Group comprises of a comprehensive series of Fitness and Nutrition classes, Beginner’s and Advanced IT class, and an interactive seminars that provide a platform for women to participate in dialogue with experts for improving conditions in health and lifestyle. Throughout the session, the women literally run into class every day ready to learn a new Zumba routine, discuss pertinent health-related topics, or delve into serious conversation guided by local experts. Women rush to class not only because they love the new life skills and expertise they gain but also because they have created a community of peers and friends they are always thrilled to see. Tomorrow’s Youth Organization knows that a great deal of factors contribute to the isolation women in Palestine oftentimes experience and we are proud to help break that isolation while also teaching the women skills we hope will last a lifetime. We can't wait to begin classes in the Fall and will be sure to report back on the fun times and important lessons learned!
Vanessa, Women's Empowerment Program Coordinator