April E-Newsletter – Trees, Training, Events, and Investing in Moroccan Sustainable Development
Read about HAF’s most succeful tree planting season (English PDF and French PDF). since 2006, HAF has planted 320,000 fruit trees benefiting approximately 30,000 people. HAF can potentially achieve its One Million Tree goal during the 2012 planting season. We need your partnership to make it happen. HAF’s Community Almond Tree Nursery, Ouanzourt Village, Toubkal Commune.
On June 17th, I had the great pleasure of meeting the 5th grade class of George Washington Academy in Casablanca. The amazing students held a bake sale for the High Atlas Foundation and raised 3,500 Moroccan dirhams for fruit tree planting in rural disadvantaged communities, as part of HAF’s 1 Million Tree Campaign. I enjoyed very much speaking with the students
(Ouafa Elbargui is the High Atlas Foundation’s new Project Coordinator at its Tahanaout Center). My job is to coordinate between the HAF’s project and training Center and partnering organizations and agencies. This is the first time I have ever worked at such a job. One of the insights that struck me the most was the
By Yossef Ben-Meir, President of HAF On behalf of the High Atlas Foundation, it is with such great pleasure to announce that Mr. Peter Jupp is the new Chair of HAF’s Board of Directors. Peter’s election to this vital leadership position is true milestone for the organization and occurs at a time filled with special
HAF’s Moroccan Film Festival is fast approaching and we hope that you will buy tickets today. Why? Because this special event is so worthwhile: Here is a chance to greatly enjoy Moroccan film, food and wine with wonderful people, while supporting projects in fruit tree nurseries that create transformational benefits for rural Moroccan communities. Thank you to the Festival
Please read about HAF’s new partnership with the Organization of the Moroccan Community in the United States to bring sustainable development projects to Zaouia-Cheikh, in the Ben-Mellal region of Morocco. It is an important upcoming community-driven initiative. • ENGLISH – Announcing A New Participatory Development Initiative In Zaouia-cheikh, Morocco, 26 October 2011, Press Release • FRENCH – Zaouiate cheikh:
Thank you again to everyone for making the Moroccan Film Festival a very special occasion, especially for the Moroccan rural communities HAF seeks to benefit. About $5,000 was raised for the 1 Million Tree Campaign – which will plant about 10,000 fruit saplings (non-pesticide requiring) in a community-managed tree nursery. This will create major economic and environmental