• TYO Photos

    We'am practices new learnt vocabulary on the board.

    TWG's participants pose for a photo with Lamees our fitness instructor after a healthy workout.

    TWG's English instructor Marina during the first day of class.

    TWG participants pose for a picture after ending their nutrition seminar  with Muna, the nutrition speacilist and Hend the Women's Empowerment Program Manager

    TWG participants listen carefully during a nutrition awareness seminar.

    More Photos
  • TYO Tweets

    • Only 2 days left to apply for the International Internship opportunity available this spring! Don’t wait! Apply... fb.me/5KX3ZvNLe 1 day ago
    • In this week's EFL journal, Catalina shares her final thoughts on how she learned about culture through eating... fb.me/7DBOSMezg 3 days ago
    • نود اعلامكم أن شهادات اللغة الإنجليزية والتطوع لبرنامجي الصيف والخريف لعام 2016 جاهزة للتسليم، نرجو التوجه لمقر منظمة شباب الغد لإستلامها. 3 days ago
    • Basma, one of our Women's Group participants, works hard on solving an English worksheet. We cannot wait to start... fb.me/7OnaLQdQS 5 days ago
    • Want to spend the spring in beautiful Palestine and make a difference in the lives of youth? The opportunity is... fb.me/7xq1QuEIk 1 week ago
  • January 2017
    S M T W T F S
    « Jun    
    1234567
    891011121314
    15161718192021
    22232425262728
    293031  

Business of Peace in the Middle East

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.

Want to help? Get in touch with Project Manager Fatima Irshaid. Or donate now through Global Giving.