In 2008, TYO Founder Hani Hikmat Masri opened the doors of the first American non-profit organization based in Nablus, Palestine. The TYO model was developed in close collaboration with the communities the organization serves to address a number of complex and interrelated developmental challenges such as poverty, unemployment, a mental health crisis, lack of access to medical resources, and a lack of access to quality education.
Combining innovative programs that educate, support, build skills, knowledge & confidence, and foster deep connections between people, TYO’s holistic
interventions empower individuals, families, and neighborhoods typically neglected by the donor community. In response to early community needs assessments and focus groups, TYO expanded its program model from early childhood education to include a multigenerational approach.
TYO has earned credibility across the refugee camps and disadvantaged neighborhoods of Nablus whilst building strong ties with other INGOs, local organizations, and the private and public sectors.