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Daily Archives: June 28, 2018

June 23rd in Washington, DC

On the evening of Friday, June 23rd in Washington, DC, His Excellency Aziz Mekouar, Moroccan Ambassador to the United States, and the Board of Directors of the High Atlas Foundation hosted a reception to raise awareness and support for fruit tree planting projects with rural Moroccan communities. The reception was held at the home of

Happy Hour May 18th at Casablanca Tea Room

Please join High Atlas Foundation Board Members, Event Committee members and friends for Happy Hour at the Casablanca Tea Room (details below) on Mercer Street on Thursday, May 18th, from 6:00 to 7:30pm. Everyone is welcome. Please forward this email to anyone you think might be interested and rsvp to lafanning@hotmail.com. Hope to see you there!

Trees, Irrigation, and Women’s Cooperatives

This 2006 planting season, the High Atlas Foundation funded the planting of 5,000 fruit trees in the Rural Communes of Ait Mohamed and Ouirgane, in the Province of Marrakech.  About 100 rural families received the trees (almond and olive), which will generate transformative socio-economic benefits after six years.  Tree planting was ranked by these communities

Winter Update

We are very glad to take this opportunity to update you on High Atlas Foundation activities that serve Morocco’s rural communities. First, the Board of Directors disbursed the funds raised at last September’s fundraising reception to support six community projects (three of them assisted by Peace Corps Volunteers), and they include: The construction of three

HAF Welcomes New Board Members

On December 11, 2005, the High Atlas convened the annual meeting of its Board of Directors.  We are very happy to welcome to our board the following new members– Fatima Ferza-Anderson, Kimeo Carr, Mohamed Chbani, Charles Dahan, John Farino, Charlie Kellett, Cynthia Mirei Kerr, and Kate McLetchie.  We are fully dedicated to an ever more

Plant a Tree!

With the planting season just around the corner, it is time to call out – Plant a Tree. Our project goal for this initiative (which also includes potable water) is an ambitious $500,000. Benefits for communities involved in this project include income diversification and employment, ecosystem restoration, technical capacity building, diversification of household diets, the

“Kick-Off” Reception a Huge Success

To all who were part of the High Atlas Foundation’s “Kick-off” Reception in New York City, we sincerely thank you.  We are thrilled to tell you that we had over 140 guests and achieved our fundraising goal – $20,000!  The proceeds will go towards an irrigation and tree-planting project in the Ait Wafqa Commune near

Peace Corps Volunteers Remain Committed to Morocco

American Peace Corps Volunteers in Morocco spend two years living and working at the local level – often in very remote areas. They live with families and create projects that meet the needs of the communities, in the areas of health and sanitation, maternal child health, agriculture, and environmental sustainability. A typical project might involve

HAF President and Vice President Meet with the Moroccan Ambassador, Peace Corps Director, and National Peace Corps Association

Jason Ben-Meir and Liz Fanning traveled to Washington, DC, on Friday, July 22, 2005, for a series of meetings around the upcoming reception and gala events in New York City.  They met with Ambassador Aziz Mekouar at the Moroccan Embassy.  They updated the Ambassador on the progress of the reception set for September 15 at

HAF Plants 7,000 Apple and Cherry Trees with Ten Villages

On Friday March 18, 2005, the High Atlas Foundation, working in partnership with USAID, Morocco’s Ministry of Waters and Forests, and the Marrakech 21 Foundation, distributed 7,000 apple and cherry trees to ten rural villages in the Marrakech Province. US Ambassador to Morocco Thomas Riley provided the funding and critical leadership to the project. This

3RD COMMUNAL CLEAN-UP OF ESSAOUIRA’S MOST HISTORIC MUSLIM CEMETERY

(EN) Protect Essaouira’s cultural heritage! HAF and partners will be working again in Essaouira’s “Chouhada” cemetery this Sunday 30 June. Come along from 10am! (FR) Préservez le patrimoine d’Essaouira! La Fondation du Haut Atlas, Argania et les partenaires vont travailler à nouveau dans le cimetière “Chouhada” d’Essaouira (près de l’hôpital) ce dimanche 30 juin. Venez nombreux à