Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Group Empowers Under-Privileged in Middle East

Early education and women's empowerment in disadvantaged regions of the Middle East, is the mission of an American non profit, Tomorrow's Youth Organization

The organization uses  three main tenets: Comprehensive Development, Sustainable Impact, and Cultural Diplomacy to meet their goals, which include international goodwill.

The Christian Science Monitor recently reported on a successful TYO program:

In the Palestinian territories, entrepreneurs are everywhere, but successful businesses are hard to come by.

The economic situation in the Palestinian territories is uniquely difficult, and aid agencies have stepped in to help maintain living wages as much as possible under the blockade imposed by Israel. In recent years, business development and entrepreneurship programs surfaced across the West Bank and Gaza, and suddenly there was an influx of people trying to start their own business to escape the crushing levels of unemployment.

However, many of the programs put in place lacked follow-through...TYO’s Women’s Incubation Services for Entrepreneurs (WISE) brought back six businesses that had developed a foundation from their initial women’s entrepreneurship program—Fostering Women Entrepreneurs in Nablus, and recruited nine additional female entrepreneurs by running advertisements in local newspapers, radio, and on Facebook.

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