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Evaluating Sami’s Project: Trees for Schoolchildren

                 

With the annual tree planting event on January 16th upon us, HAF used the opportunity to evaluate the past three planting seasons. HAF wishes to constantly grow and change for the better and part of this process is learning from the different of outcomes.

Within the scope of the evaluation of Sami’s Project we visited 15 schools in the Rhamna and Al Haouz provinces. Our goal was to evaluate whether Sami’s Project met its three main objectives:

1.       Environmental education of children: Students should learn about an eco-friendly approach to breaking the cycle of poverty, and should be encouraged to preserve their natural environment.

2.       Conservation of nature: Planting trees should counteract deforestation and soil erosion.

3.       Income generation: Fruits should increase the income of rural families and help them to produce beyond subsistence agriculture.

We found that the children enjoyed the tree planting event and vividly remember the day.  The tree planting event enriched the rural curriculum and equipped the students with knowledge about the benefits of trees and green development.  Seeing the glance in the children’s eyes when they talked about the tree planting event gave me great joy. It struck me that all students included trees after we asked them to draw their dream school.

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HAF SELECTS THIRD MONDAY OF JANUARY AS ANNUAL DAY OF TREE PLANTING

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 
Rabat, 1/10/2017
 

HIGH ATLAS FOUNDATION SELECTS THIRD MONDAY OF JANUARY AS ANNUAL DAY OF TREE PLANTING
 

MARRAKECH- In the United States, the third Monday of January commemorates the life and pursuit of justice led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Dr. King recognized the power of service. He famously said, “Everyone can be great because everybody can serve.” Observing the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday through service is a way to begin each year with a commitment to making your community a better place.  In honor of those ideals, the High Atlas Foundation (HAF) announces its commitment to planting trees annually across its project sites in the Kingdom of Morocco, and with our partners, globally.
 
On January 16th, HAF is planting trees with members of local communities and students of all ages in 16 provinces of Morocco at approximately 50 locations.  We hope you will join us for this moment of unity with one another, with our natural environment, and with hope for a peaceful and prosperous future.

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Giving and Growing Seeds

The last week of 2016
 

Dear Friends,

Seeds empower women with income, choice and more control over their lives.

Seeds make beautiful schools and inform our children about human and environmental life.

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Grow Trees in Morocco, Benefit the World

 

Dear Friends,


The world depends on it. That is, on Morocco achieving its sustainable development vision, driven by participatory democratic action.  It’s true.

A shining example for the African Continent and the Middle East of community-driven change, interfaith pursuit, and south-south unity, depends upon Morocco’s success.

And Morocco’s best future, depends on many things, but especially upon rural communities of its countryside - where most of the nation’s poverty exists - achieving organic cultivation of trees and plants, organic certification and processing, water and cooperative efficiency, and global sales.

The implementation of all the essential projects of the people, depend on reinvestment from these organic sales into building their schools, building the power of women and youth, building clean drinking water systems, building the dreams communities dream together.

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My Experience with the Natural Environment

 

By Amina El Hajjami                                                                                       High Atlas Foundation       

Project Manager

I was born in a modest agricultural village in High Atlas Mountains on the outskirts of Marrakech. I grew up in a small family, and we depended on agriculture for ensuring food and financial security, and also to finance my siblings’ education.

My father spent all of his life working in agriculture. He still spends all of his days in the field. When I was a child, I used to accompany him only to play, and have fun, but I was very curious about his job, knowing with time that it wasn’t easy work to do, and it needed specialized technical skills.

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HafFdtn Distributing fruit & nit tress to communities creates jobs for residents due to the need of the trees to be cared for, and planted.
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HafFdtn At the Abdelaziz Ben Driss Center for youth, the students are putting in lots of effort to care for the trees,&are learning so much as well!
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HafFdtn Planting trees does so much- environmental benefits, soil erosion prevention, deforestation reversal, and climate change mitigation.
HafFdtn The children at the Abdelaziz Ben Driss Center are excited to learn about caring for trees, and to acquire irrigation skills, we are as well
HafFdtn We have successfully planted in many different ecosystems in Morocco. This shows that with dedication and hard work anything can be done.
HafFdtn In the El-Houz province, teachers are using HAF trees to educate their students on topics ranging from climate change to food security.

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