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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

OPTIMISM FOR RIVER MANAGEMENT WITH THE TASSA OUIRGANE COMMUNITY

By Julia Payne HAF Intern On Monday June 4, 2018, we took the snaking roads through the High Atlas Mountains to the Tassa Ouirgane community nestled between two towering mountains in the Toubkal National Park. The purpose of the day’s visit was to have the community participate in a training workshop on how to manage

INVESTMENT IN SAMI’S PROJECT SWIFTLY TRANSFORMING COMMUNITIES

By Julia Al-Akkad HAF Intern The High Atlas Foundation’s initiation of Sami’s Project in 2011 led to remarkable success throughout the rural communities of the Kingdom of  Morocco. The sustainable development project seeks to improve the education system by creating green spaces through distributing and planting trees at local schools. The green spaces encourage the

ORGANIC NURSERIES, ORGANIC FRUITS

By William Nichols  F2F Volunteer  Land O’Lakes International I am a late career American businessman.  Currently I spend up to half of each year volunteering with NGOs in developing and middle income countries.  I assist across a range of business disciplines (marketing, sales, strategic planning, and organizational improvement.) Over the past eight years I have

IFTAR, 2018

For most people who are familiar with Islam, they are aware that Ramadan is a holy month; that it consists of fasting from sunrise to sunset. However, Iftar is not simply the breaking of fast. It is also a time when friends and family can gather in celebration. On May 26th, current and previous HAF staff and volunteers

EXPERIENCE AT CADI AYYAD UNIVERSITY

By Fatime Zahra Machloukh Student at Cadi Ayad University  When we talk about Cadi Ayyad University, we are talking about a history, which involves a long period of hard work and great efforts. The eclectic student population is the best part of this University, since it comes from different places, with different ideas, goals, ambitions

STRIVING FOR A GREEN WORLD, ONE PLANT AT A TIME

By Said Bennani HAF Project Manager The successful partnership between the High Atlas Foundation (HAF) and Ecosia, a social business based in Germany, provides a special example of the utility of such unions, evidenced in the project for sustainable development in Moroccan communities. The idea of sustainability development stems from people’s participation in their own

HAPPY RAMADAN AND HAF’S 2018

2018 HAF MILESTONE: 1,4 MILLION TREES AND SEEDS PLANTED An old Moroccan proverb, “One hand can’t clap,” is one that embodies both the approach to and application of the work implemented by The High Atlas Foundation (HAF) …Read More HAF INVESTS IN UCA STUDENTS TO SPREAD THE PARTICIPATORY APPROACH IN MOROCCO By Errachid Montassir, HAF Project

How to find some new Creativity

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