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TYO’s Core Child Program: Empowering Youth in Palestine

Tomorrow’s Youth Organization (TYO) enables children, youth, and parents in disadvantaged areas of the Middle East to realize their potential as healthy, active and responsible family and community members. This video clip is of TYO’s Core Child Program, based in Nablus, Palestine, which sets children ages four to eight on a path to self-discovery through play and non-formal education. The video focuses on the story of Islam from Askar Refugee Camp, and shows how even a small intervention can change lives for the better in the long-term.

Children come to TYO classrooms accustomed to dismissing the importance of their emotions; the Core Program aims to help them re-discover open expression and find themselves in their emotions. Moreover, isolated and overcrowded refugee camps and other disadvantaged communities lack the imaginative atmosphere and open spaces children need to play and be creative. The TYO Center becomes that important safe and creative space for children to develop personally in and out of the classroom.

For more information: Visit TYO’s official website, and find out how you can help make a difference in the lives of these Palestinian children.

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