PEACE AND CONFLICT
Program Dates: January 2011 – April 2012
The Peace and Conflict Education curriculum was designed by Meridian International to build the capacity of Palestinian teachers and administrators to incorporate age-appropriate curricula into early childhood development (ECD) programs operated by non-governmental organizations in the West Bank. The focus on ECD was selected due to abundant research demonstrating the long-term developmental and mental health consequences of early exposure to trauma and violence.
In 2011, TYO was selected as a pilot location for this curriculum. Over the course of three semesters, our Core Program teachers received tailored trainings and integrated this unique approach into their classrooms programming. This included culturally-appropriate modules on family involvement, community involvement, and health, as well as adaptation for teaching children with disabilities. Today, TYO continues using the Palestinian Preschool Peace and Conflict Resolution Curriculum in its Core Program Classrooms
Program Dates: Fall 2009 – Fall 2011
The Triple Exposure project was designed to engage children in expressing themselves through publicly accessible art , thereby allowing communities in the city of Nablus, the West Bank, and abroad to witness the lives and personal expressions of youth. Triple Exposure is derived from the project’s three-pronged approach to building awareness, a sense of community and individual identity, and vocational skills among the children and adolescents of Nablus.
Through the Triple Exposure program, more than 300 children participated in mural art and photography classes that provide them with unique opportunities to travel around the city and region, taking photos of what they see and creating murals based on their drawings and expressions. Triple Exposure artists completed 16 murals and mosaics in and around the city of Nablus that act as a source of expression for artists, and of beauty for all residents. The project facilitated 38 field trips and visits for participants in and around Nablus and the West Bank, providing opportunities to learn and be inspired.
STUDENTS OF THE WORLD
Program Dates: Summer 2010 and Summer 2011
For two summers, Tomorrow’s Youth Organization welcomed Students of the World to Nablus. While here, a talented group of university students created videos to help us capture the work we do and the impact we make on our community. Watch the videos below to see the impact TYO makes in Palestine!
YOUTH ACTION LOCAL LEADERS ALLIANCE (YALLA)
Program Dates: August 2011 - September 2012
YALLA was a youth-led civic engagement program that targeted both university-aged youth and youth aged 12-17. With support from MEPI, TYO managed the creation of a Youth Leadership Committee (YLC) of 7-9 university students selected through an open and competitive application process. Following an intensive, skill-based training led by regional and international experts, YLC members selected several youth-led civic initiatives addressing community issues to be funded, and devised implementation, monitoring and evaluation plans for each, engaging applicants and other TYO volunteers throughout the process.
AMERICAN CORNER NABLUS
Program Dates: September 2011 - November 2012
The American Corner served the community of Nablus by offering opportunities for individuals to expand their knowledge and skills, foster exchanges of culture and values, and build bridges between Americans and Palestinians.
With support from the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem, highly qualified undergraduates, recent graduates, and young professionals from the U.S. cooperated with TYO local staff and volunteers to develop illustrative activities covering topics such as English language courses, building community-led initiatives, and workshops to support women’s empowerment.