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TYO Founder and President, Hani Masri, headlined a conference at Harvard Business School (HBS) last Friday, April 9, along with Sir Ronald Cohen, Chairman of the Portland Trust. The conference was the second annual event on this topic, organized by HBS students and sponsored by Harvard MENA and the HBS Jewish Students Association.
HBS organizers were interested to brainstorm and publicize ways that the private sector can promote stability and peace in Israel and Palestine. Over 100 audience members represented the Harvard community (HBS and the university’s other graduate schools, including the Kennedy School of Government and the Graduate School of Education) as well as Portland Trust and TYO partners, including Ron Bruder, founder and CEO of the Education for Employment Foundation.
The discussion was varied and productive, ranging from the political climate in the region to a proposed web platform to facilitate trade between Israel and the West Bank. Participants focused primarily on innovative and effective measures to work toward a better life for those living in this troubled region, including education, trade and paying particular attention to women’s role in economic development. As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently wrote:
When women are free to develop their talents and contribute fully to their societies, everyone benefits.
Inasmuch, we showcased TYO’s efforts to engage women as business leaders and build their capacity to do so.
We look forward to welcoming participants in the conference and others as mentors, donors and partners in our efforts to empower Palestinians in business – particularly the women we work with through our collaboration with the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women: Fostering Women Entrepreneurs in Nablus. Meet FWEN participants Hadeel and Nehaya in their videos at these links.
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TYO is participating in GlobalGiving’s Global Open, can you help us win up to $6,000 in prize money?!
From March 25 – April 26, 2010, TYO is competing to earn a spot on the GlobalGiving website, and earn up to US $6,000 from Global Giving by being one of the top fundraisers in the ‘Global Open’ Challenge. The organization with the greatest number of individual donations will win $3,000, and a separate $3,000 prize will go to the project, which raises the most money. The second and third place runners up for both achievements will get $2,000 and $1,000 respectively. In order to keep our project on GlobalGiving longer term, and use their website for ongoing fundraising, we need to raise a minimum of US $4,000 from at least 50 unique donors during the Challenge.
This spring our GlobalGiving project supports our International Internship Program! International Community Development Interns lead enriching programs for children, youth and adults from refugee camps and other marginalized areas of Nablus. Each intern develops and implement their own creative, 3-month program, acts as important role model for over 1,000 community members, documents participants’ learning and development, and takes part in valuable intercultural cooperation. In October 2009, after two successful summer internship programs, TYO added fall and spring internship opportunities to its program. The International Internship Program is an essential part of TYO’s work. International interns make it possible for us to double the amount of classes we can offer the community of Nablus. Additionally, interns gain powerful and invaluable insights into the worlds of teaching, education and Nablus. We help us to continue this important program by supporting our project on Global Giving now.
You can help us raise money, earn a spot for our projects on GlobalGiving longer term and earn GlobalGiving prize money by spreading the word!
1) Pass along this blog post to your friends and families and ask them to tell others.
2) If you are planning to make a donation this year to TYO please do so by going to our project on GlobalGiving.
Again our sincere thanks for your support and commitment to TYO and our work!
The TYO Team
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- $10 will buy 2 books for our child-friendly library
- $25 will buy 25 plates to serve hot meals
- $50 will provide shelves for either our library or kitchen
- $75 will buy 3 educational board games
- $100 will provide 4 bag bean chairs for our child-friendly library
- $200 will help fund a dishwasher
- $500 will buy a refrigerator
- Purchase kitchen equipment and food to offer hot meals for children and nutrition classes for mothers
- Build a child-friendly library with books and storytelling tools to bolster kids’ literacy skills, love of learning and tools for healthy self-expression.
The TYO Team!
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