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Daily Archives: April 14, 2018

PRESS RELEASE: HIGH ATLAS FOUNDATION’S ANNUAL NYC RECEPTION, MOROCCAN ART EXHIBIT, SALE, AND SILENT AUCTION – OCTOBER 15TH 2008

* * * P R E S S   R E L E A S E * * * Date: October 3, 2008, New York, NY Contact: Kate McLetchie, Country Director at (646) 688-2946 or kate@highatlasfoundation.org The High Atlas Foundation (HAF) will host a Moroccan art exhibit, sale, and silent auction on Wednesday, October 15th 2008 from 6:00pm

October 15th Event Featured Artist: Hamid Kachmar

The common thread that connects most of Hamid Kachmar’s work is intricacy.  He evokes the interconnectedness, interrelations, and interdependency of the world where we live nowadays. As an example, he points to the fact that this exhibit/sale is a fundraising event in New York City to help rural families half way across the world in

Fourth Annual NYC Reception Raises Support for Clean Drinking Water Projects

On the evening of October 15th the High Atlas Foundation hosted its fourth annual New York City reception at the New York Palace Hotel’s Urban Center. Over eighty guests joined us for a Moroccan art exhibit, sale, and silent auction – proceeds from the evening will go towards implementing HAF’s first potable water project in the

HAF ANNOUNCES THREE NEW PARTNERSHIPS AT RECEPTION HOSTED BY AMBASSADOR AND MRS. THOMAS T. RILEY

On November 13th 2008, U.S. Ambassador to Morocco Thomas Riley and Mrs. Nancy Riley hosted a reception at their residence in Rabat for the High Atlas Foundation. The event  officially launched three new partnerships to strategically grow and expand HAF’s objectives to advance community development in Morocco using a participatory approach. Ambassador and Mrs. Riley and the

Broadening Peace Corps to Kennedy’s Vision: an Op-Ed by Yossef Ben-Meir

President John F. Kennedy founded the Peace Corps in 1961 with the vision of 100,000 volunteers in the field each year and the goal one decade later of one million Americans with first-hand knowledge of the world. Today, approximately 8,000 Peace Corps volunteers serve in 74 emerging countries around the world. How can Peace Corps

Help HAF win $27,500 in GlobalGiving prizes!

HAF’s project to bring clean drinking water to five Moroccan villages is competing in GlobalGiving’s Everybody Can Win! Challenge. Help HAF win up to $27,500 in prizes by making a donation before December 15th. Every gift counts – just $15 provides clean drinking water for one person! Donate Today! GlobalGiving’s Everybody Can Win! Challenge GlobalGiving’s Everybody Can Win! Challenge is

HAF Meets GlobalGiving Challenge Goal!

Thank you to everyone who participated in GlobalGiving’s Everybody Can Win! challenge. HAF surpassed the $5,000/50 donor goal with an overwhelming $10,655 from 93 donors – allowing us to secure an additional $2,500 in bonus prizes! The funds will be used to bring clean drinking water to two villages, benefitting approximately 600 people. We will post project

Join HAF for January Happy Hours in NYC and DC

Join HAF in NYC and Washington, DC to celebrate the new year, learn more about HAF’s activities, catch up with old friends, and meet others interested in Morocco. There will be complimentary appetizers. We will have for sale the award winning Returned Peace Corps Volunteers International Calendar. They are $13 each and all funds benefit HAF’s community development projects (Morocco is

2008 Accomplishments & Making a Difference in 2009

The past year has been truly transformative for the High Atlas Foundation (HAF) and the rural communities with whom we partner. We would like to share with you some of the highlights of what we have accomplished during 2008 with the help of our partners and supporters: Hired the organization’s first Country Director and established a

Writing about Participatory Development

When we are not busy in the field, we’re writing away! HAF is committed to sharing its particiaptory development approach with a diverse audience. Check out these two recent articles that explore the myriad benefits of community-based projects. Bottom-Up Stimulus, by Yossef Ben-Meir, HAF President The Power and the Potential, by Kate McLetchie, HAF Country Director Visit our Media Center for a complete list

January Happy Hours Bring Together over 50 People

Despite a cold start to the new year, HAF’s January Happy Hours were collectively attended by over 50 people! On January 7th we gathered at NYC’s Le Souk and on January 9th at Marrakesh Palace in DC. Thank you to everyone who joined us, introduced us to new friends, and for all your great energy and ideas! We look

FIRST TRAINING SESSION HELD AT THE CENTER FOR COMMUNITY CONSENSUS-BUILDING AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

On January 22nd, HAF held its first training session at the Center for Community Consensus-Building and Sustainable Development.  This day-long workshop trained twenty-five Master level students – selected from over 100 applicants – at Hassan II University’s Faculty of Law, Economics, and Social Sciences, in the basic approach to participatory development through interactive activities and discussion. Taught in Moroccan

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY PROGRAM LAUNCHED WITH AMCHAM

In partnership with the American Chamber of Commerce in Morocco (AmCham), HAF has launched a corporate social responsibility program. The program targets the over 250 Moroccan and US companies that are members of AmCham, with a particular focus on engaging small and medium sized enterprises. The goal of the program is to provide a platform for companies to invest in