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Daily Archives: April 8, 2018

HAF LAUNCHES TREES FOR KIDS: SAMI’S PROJECT

On January 5th at the Al Kairaouane School in Tahanaout, Al Haouz Province, HAF’s staff accompanied the El Kouhen family for the inauguration of the wonderful project Trees for Kids: Sami’s Project, inspired by loving memories of their 3-year-old son Sami who, before losing his battle with cancer 5 years ago, had already shown his

THIS IS PLANTING SEASON IN MOROCCO, AND HAF HAS BIG PLANS

As part of the 1 Million Tree Campaign , HAF is currently raising funds for 7 fruit tree nurseries planted in 6 provinces, totaling 600,000 fruit saplings and costing $300,000. These trees will benefit approximately 45,000 people, and by 2018 they will have (on average) doubled household incomes. Why tree nurseries vs. trees? Tree nurseries create jobs while raising

TRAINING FOR MOROCCAN BOTTOM-UP DEVELOPMENT

The High Atlas Foundation (HAF) concluded an extraordinary training in the Rural Commune of Toubkal (Taroudant Province) that truly epitomizes bottom-up development – and that we believe creates a vitally important model for Morocco. Communes (the most local administrative level in Morocco) are required by their national charter to create Community Development Plans for their

YOUR DONATION WILL BE MATCHED!!

On March 14, beginning just after midnight at 12:01 AM (EST ‐ New York), online donations made to High Atlas Foundation (and all) projects on Global Giving will be matched at 30% (up to $1,000 per donor) until the designated $50,000 in matching funds runs out. Organizations that receive the most donations and those receiving the largest number of gifts

FOR THOSE WHO MAKE CHANGE POSSIBLE

They say that sometimes you just have to create a moment, and people will respond. Well, Global Giving is a wonderful organization that has created a website for non-profits like HAF to post their projects so that like-minded people can choose a project they’d like to help sponsor. They not only make it very easy

ZAOUIAT CHEIKH’S PARTICIPATORY COMMUNITY MEETINGS

As part of HAF’s partnership with the Organization of the Moroccan Community in the United States (OMC-US), the High Atlas Foundation is facilitating participatory planning meetings in Zaouiat Cheikh and the Ait Oum Elbeikht communes, in the region of Ben-Mellal. Initial meetings since January 2012 were held at the social municipality club, and in recent