DIRECTOR, TYO NABLUS CENTER
Humaira joined Tomorrow’s Youth Organization (TYO) in August 2010. With programs in Nablus and Lebanon, TYO seeks to provide innovative early childhood programming, enriching non-formal education, youth service learning, women’s social and economic empowerment, and intercultural exchanges and dialogue for the most disadvantaged populations in the region.
Previously, Humaira worked for a non-profit organization in Washington, DC supporting democracy development throughout the Middle East and North Africa region. In 2008, Humaira worked at the US Agency for International Development (USAID) as special assistant to the Coordinator for Basic Education and the President’s Initiative to Expand Education. In this capacity, she assisted in developing and implementing the President’s strategy for all foreign assistance in basic education for the United States Government and designed programs that focused on creative, after school education for disadvantaged youth. Humaira was also the special assistant to the Chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the agency that oversees all U.S. funded, non-military, international broadcasting. A native of Afghanistan, Humaira has traveled and lived extensively throughout the Middle East and Africa. As a passionate advocate for women and children’s rights, she looks forward to TYO’s expansion throughout the broader Middle East and North Africa.