Posted on July 5, 2011 by mathildatyo
Last week we took one of the advanced photography classes to the village of Beit Ferik, a few kilometres from the city of Nablus. In groups of twos and threes they shared the DSLR cameras and put into practice what they had recently been learning about nature photography. Students were given a checklist to inspire them to capture the beauty of nature and get them thinking about composition, colour, light and shadow.
In Palestine, the olive tree is prized for its historical presence, its beauty, its symbolism and most importantly economic significance. The trees are important as they have long been a key part of the country’s agricultural output: olives, oil and wood. Nablus itself is famous for soap made from olive oil, and it is still made in the couple of the factories left in the city today.
In recent years, many olive groves in the west bank have been destroyed, but the ancient trees that remain rooted in the land, embody the history and durability of the Palestinian people.
Here are some of the top shots from the day. For more photos, please see the Triple Exposure blog.
For more photos, please see the Triple Exposure blog.
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Posted on February 14, 2011 by tomorrowsyouth
On Saturday, February 12, 2011 Tomorrow’s Youth Organization, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, completed the second workshop of the new TYO-MEPI literacy collaboration. For more information on this collaboration, read: TYO launches a new literacy project in partnership with MEPI.
Filed under: Events, MEPI, Photo of the Day | Tagged: early childhood education, literacy, Media, MEPI, nablus, Palestine, palestinian literacy, photos, spring 2011, TYO, us consulate in jerusalem, west bank | Leave a comment »
Posted on January 28, 2010 by tomorrowsyouth
On Wednesday, 27 January 2010, Clowns without Borders Ireland, a circus group, dazzled and entertained 100 children from Nablus at the TYO Center. This is the second time these lovely clowns have visited TYO and we were thrilled to have them again!
To see more photos from the performance, please visit our flickr page.
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Posted on November 22, 2009 by tomorrowsyouth
Yesterday, TYO celebrated United Nations’ International Children’s Day. About 200 community members, including children and parents, came to TYO’s Open Day to enjoy an exciting array of activities, including art and sports activities, face painting and debka.
A special thanks to all the TYO volunteers who did an incredible job orchestrating the day and leading activities.
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Posted on June 15, 2009 by tomorrowsyouth