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Daily Archives: April 12, 2018

RAMADAN GIVING CAMPAIGN: CLEAN DRINKING WATER FOR 1,600 PEOPLE

HAF’s project to bring clean drinking water to Moroccan villages is featured as part of GlobalGiving’s Ramadan Giving Campaign. Please consider making a life changing gift to help 1,600 people in five villages in southern Morocco have access to safe drinking water. Just $15 provides clean drinking water for one person and $150 for an entire family. And,

BREAK FAST WITH HAF THIS RAMADAN: SEPTEMBER 16TH IN NYC

Mabrouk Ramadan from all of us at the High Atlas Foundation! You are invited to join HAF Board members, supporters, and friends for Ramadan ftoor during the month of September. The cost includes a donation to HAF to support its One Million Tree campaign (cash and checks please). More information about HAF’s newest project – a

NOVEMBER 6TH: JOIN HAF IN PLANTING ONE MILLION TREES!

HAF will host its fifth annual New York City reception – a Moroccan hefla – on the evening of Friday, November 6th (7pm-10pm) at the American Institute of Architects New York. Approximately 150 guests, including Moroccan expatriates, returned Peace Corps Volunteers, politicians, business leaders, and academicians, will take part in the evening’s festivities that include Moroccan hors d’oeuvres, a traditional tea pouring

FIFTH ANNUAL RECEPTION RAISES FUNDS TO PLANT 15,000 TREES IN MOROCCO!

Over 125 guests, including Moroccan expatriates, former Peace Corps Volunteers and staff, business leaders, and academicians, participated in HAF’s Fifth Annual New York City reception held on the evening of November 6th at the American Institute of Architects New York.  Guests enjoyed Moroccan hors d’oeuvres, a traditional tea pouring ceremony, henna art, and music. The

GIFTS WITH A MISSION: HAF’S MOROCCAN INSPIRED HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

Looking for a meaningful way to give this holiday season? HAF’s Made in Morocco partners might just have the thing you are looking for! Our partners are committed to using local materials and talent to produce high quality products that respect both the environment and the people who create them. They partner with us on events, contribute

LAUNCHING EAT.DRINK.SHARE IN NYC!

To kick off 2010, HAF is launching a networking and idea sharing initiative in New York City, aptly called Eat.Drink.Share. We’ll be meeting every few months to discuss a different development topic, provide updates on HAF’s projects, network, and share ideas (and share good Moroccan food!). Please join us on Sunday, January 10th for the inaugural gathering at L’Orange

TEACHER TOOLKIT TAKE 2

The students of Ibn Khaldoun Academy, located in Alexandria, Virginia, kicked off a year of service with a tree planting event held on school grounds on October 31, 2009.  The Moroccan owned academy offers instruction in Arabic, French, and Islamic studies to students from elementary school to adults. Students, teachers, and parents came together on

RURAL DEVELOPMENT IN MOROCCO: A SPECIAL EVENT FOR WMC’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY

During the month of March, the Washington Moroccan Club (WMC) is celebrating its 20th anniversary with 20 events that highlight the diversity and spirit of Morocco. HAF is proud to partner with WMC on this special occasion to present the program Rural Development in Morocco. On Friday, March 12th from 5 :30pm-7 :30pm, please join the High Atlas Foundation

GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

“Global Sustainability through Community Development” is the theme of People to People International’s (PTPI) 2010 Young Generation (YG) IMPACT Weekend to be held on Friday, May 28, 2010 – Sunday, May 30, 2010 at The Heldrich Hotel (10 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ).  The conference is aimed at connecting young adults to PTPI’s mission of enhancing international understanding

NOTES FROM THE FIELD: 28 STUDENTS TRAINED, 60,000 TREES PLANTED, AND 9 VILLAGES RECEIVE CLEAN DRINKING WATER

In partnership with the Embassy of the Netherlands in Morocco, HAF organized and presented a series of workshops focused on the theme of inclusive community planning during the months of January and February 2010. HAF provided hands-on training to twenty-eight Masters students at Hassan II University’s Faculty of Law, Economics, and Social Sciences in Mohammedia,

SUNDAY, MAY 2ND: EAT.DRINK.SHARE NYC

In rural Morocco, women play an integral role in the sustainability of their communities. HAF works to have these women’s voices heard through organized women’s cooperatives. HAF will be presenting in conjunction with Kantara Crafts, a fair trade company specializing in women’s carpet weaving cooperatives, on the importance of cooperatives, current projects being led in the

EDUCATIONAL EVENTS SHOWCASE WOMEN’S COOPERATIVES AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN MOROCCO

On May 2nd, HAF friends and supporters gathered in New York City for the second Eat.Drink.Share event, which focused on women’s cooperatives in rural Morocco. Attendees had an opportunity to learn more about HAF’s current project in the Tifnoute Valley that will serve ten villages, with the main objective to increase household incomes by 25 percent through fruit tree planting,

JUNE 18, 2010 HAF EVENT HOSTED BY HIS EXCELLENCY AZIZ MEKOUAR

His Excellency Aziz Mekouar Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to the United States. and the Board of Directors of the High Atlas Foundation, cordially invite you to join us for a special reception and silent auction to honor the contribution of the High Atlas Foundation to rural development in Morocco. When: Friday, June 18th

ANNOUNCING HAF’S SIXTH ANNUAL NYC RECEPTION: MOROCCAN FILM FESTIVAL

Each fall for the past five years, HAF has hosted an annual fundraising event in New York City to support development projects with rural communities throughout Morocco.  These events have traditionally taken the form of Moroccan heflas, featuring North African food, art, music, silent auctions, and distinguished honorees. For the 2010 event, HAF is pursuing something more ambitious: a

HAF HOSTS STUDENTS FROM PTPI IN SOUTHERN MOROCCO

Between June 3rd and June 5th,  HAF hosted fourteen students and two adult leaders from People to People International (PTPI) in the village of Tassa Ouirgane located in southern Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains.  PTPI, founded by President Dwight Eisenhower, and now run by his granddaughter, is dedicated to cross-cultural communication within and across communities and nations. The

LE CONSUL GÉNÉRAL DES ETATS-UNIS ACCUEILLI AUX CIMETIÈRES MUSULMAN, JUIFS ET CHRÉTIEN D’ESSAOUIRA PAR M. ANDRÉ AZOULAY, CONSEILLEUR DE SA MAJESTÉ LE ROI ET PAR LE GOUVERNEUR D’ESSAOUIRA AVEC LA FONDATION DU HAUT ATLAS (FHA) – 24 JUIN 2013

La Fondation du Haut Atlas (FHA) a été honorée de la visite du Consul général des États-Unis, M. Brian Shukan, aux cimetières musulman, juif et chrétien d’Essaouira qui y font l’objet  du projet de patrimoine culturel de la FHA. A l’entrée des cimetières, M. Shukan a été accueilli et accompagné par M. André Azoulay, Conseiller de

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AT HAF’S CENTER FOR COMMUNITY CONSENSUS-BUILDING AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Greetings to friends, supporters and beneficiaries of the High Atlas Foundation. My name is Lillian Thompson and I am a Peace Corps Response Volunteer. Since my arrival in Morocco in May, I have been working with the High Atlas Foundation to develop its curriculum in participatory development. I hope to use my blog to keep you

A STUDENT’S PERSPECTIVE OF HAF

As an American student at Al Akhawayn University I have been an intern with the High Atlas Foundation this summer. I’ve had the opportunity to participate in and observe first-hand the work that the High Atlas Foundation is doing in Morocco. Last semester Professor Ben-Meir (the Foundation’s president) introduced participatory development to my class and a

THANKS TO ALL FOR A SUCCESSFUL JUNE 18TH EVENT!

On June 18th, 2010 over 80 guests gathered in the home of His Excellency Aziz Mekouar, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to the United States, in Bethesda, Maryland for a kick-off to summer reception and silent auction honoring the contribution of the High Atlas Foundation to rural development in Morocco. The Foundation’s goal is to raise $200,000 to plant

FRIDAY, AUGUST 20TH NYC RAMADAN EAT.DRINK.SHARE FTOOR

Please join the High Atlas Foundation at our annual Ramadan Eat.Drink.Share Ftoor and have your name entered with each ticket purchase into our HAF’s Moroccan Film Festival raffle for a chance to win 2 tickets to the festival to be held on October 29-30th, 2010 at New York City’s famed TriBeCa Cinemas! Friday, August 20th is our NYC Ramadan Eat.Drink.Share Ftoor atL’Artiste (43rd Street

SUNDAY, AUGUST 22ND DC RAMADAN EAT.DRINK.SHARE FTOOR

Please join the High Atlas Foundation at our DC Ramadan Eat.Drink.Share Ftoor and have your name entered with each ticket purchase into ourHAF’s Moroccan Film Festival raffle for a chance to win 2 tickets to the festival to be held on October 29-30th, 2010 at New York City’s famed TriBeCa Cinemas! The Ftoor will be hosted on Sunday, August 22nd at Marrakech

RAMADAN 2010 EAT DRINK SHARE FTOOR

Eighteen people attended our first Eat.Drink.Share event in DC, Sunday evening, August 22 nd at Marrakesh Palace Restaurant to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan and share a traditional Moroccan ftoor among friends.  In keeping with the Ramadan spirit of giving, $210 in donations were collected.  “$1 – 1 Fruit Tree Sapling”.   All proceeds will go to fund

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US!

“Thank you for joining the High Atlas Foundation for fitoor last Friday evening at L’Artiste. We were thrilled that you all came out to celebrate Ramadan with us and learn more about the Moroccan Film Festival. And congratulations again to our lucky winner of the pair of tickets to the opening night film and reception

Update on Training Center Activities!

This past summer HAF’s Center for Community Consensus-Building and Sustainable Development has been busy! In partnership with the National Endowment for Democracy, HAF organized and presented a series ofcapacity building workshops, post training activities including monthly meetings and round tables for locally elected officials and students from Hassan II University’s Faculty of Law, Economics, and Social

HAF’S STRATEGIC PLAN FOR 2011

During the summer a HAF team got together in Casablanca to create a strategic plan for 2011 and beyond. HAF was experiencing growing pains and was in need of discussion, reflection and planning. Projects currently in the pipeline add up to almost $1M in funding needs, not counting plans for expansion of the academic partnership