HAF will receive a Peace Corps Response Volunteer this fall – and it could be you!
The Peace Corps Response program allows former Volunteers to re-enroll in Peace Corps for short-term assignments that range from three months to one year, working in everything from HIV/AIDS education to humanitarian assistance in response to natural disasters to capacity-building of local NGOs.
Since its launch in 1996, Peace Corps Response (formerly Crisis Corps) has sent over 1,000 Volunteers to forty-five countries. The Volunteer who will be assigned to work with HAF and our university partners will be the first to serve in Morocco, the first in the MENA region, and the first to assist an organization founded by former Peace Corps Volunteers – that is a lot of firsts!
The Volunteer will work with HAF and our partners at Hassan II University-Mohammedia for six months to help develop curriculum and training workshops in participatory development for the Center for Sustainable Development and Community Consensus-Building (a partnership between HAF and the Faculty of Law, Economics, and Social Sciences at Hassan II University). At least three multi-day training workshops are planned for the 2009-2010 academic year, including ones for graduate students, presidents of rural communes, and technicians working in Morocco’s national parks. The Volunteer will play in integral role in helping these workshops realize their full potential, and in so doing create a replicable and scalable training curriculum.