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غالبا ما يعرف المشروع بأنه فكرة أو خدمة ساكنة معينة وكذلك الوصول إلى نتيجة معينة، حيث يكون نقطة بداية ونهاية يصل إليها المشروع عند تحقيق أهدافه أو الإخفاق في تحقيقها، ويتخذ المشروع كذلك أبعاد متعددة ومتنوعة مرتبطة أساسا بما هو اقتصادي أو اجتماعي أو تنموي، حيث يمر من عدة مراحل أولها مرحلة التحديد والتي يتم

HIGH ATLAS FOUNDATION’S PARTNERSHIPS EXTEND ARGAN OIL INDUSTRY WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT

The argan oil industry’s impact on rural empowerment is growing nationwide, in part, because of international demand on women’s cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. The National Initiative for Human Development (INDH) launched in Morocco in 2005, which aims to “reduce poverty, grow the economy, and strengthen the kingdom’s social fabric” through participatory development, directly contributes to that industry’s

AN ILLUMINATING FARMER-TO-FARMER STORY IN MOROCCO

Arabic version French version Bill Nichols at the Women’s Cooperative of Tassa Ouirgane, Jan 2020 (HAF) Bill Nichols served as a volunteer consultant to the High Atlas Foundation (HAF) through the Farmer-to-Farmer Program (F2F) for two weeks in January 2020. Originally from New Mexico, now residing in Boston, Bill collaborated as an F2F volunteer with

ONE STEP FORWARD

As the High Atlas Foundation continues in its mission to contribute to the development of people while preserving the life of our planet by planting trees, a new partner who shares the same vision has joined our network through a partnership that contributes to the bigger goal. Moroccan Street is a start-up that preserves the

HAF IS RECRUITING RPCVS TO SERVE AS VOLUNTEER CONSULTANTS THROUGH THE FARMER-TO-FARMER PROGRAM

The High Atlas Foundation (HAF) seeks Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) who served in Morocco to return for assignments of two weeks or longer to assist Moroccan cooperatives in their fields of expertise. The assignments are within the framework of the USAID-funded Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) Program. Volunteers do not need to be farmers in order to

WORLD RAINFOREST DAY: WORKING TOWARDS A POSITIVE HUMAN-ENVIRONMENT RELATIONSHIP

HAF-UVa Interns World Rainforest Day was started in 2017, with the hope that we take time to collectively recognize the preciousness and the importance of our world’s rainforests and take action to protect and preserve them. This year, World Rainforest Day is being celebrated Monday, June 22, and it is truly worth celebrating everywhere because

REACHING CLIMATE JUSTICE

Arabic version A photo taken by Ilyas Dkhissi during a participatory approach meeting with men and women farmers in Fquih Ben Salah province – Beni Mellal region, on Sep, 4th 2019 For decades, climate change has been left to scientists – and they, to their credit, have given us the strong indication we need that

HOPE GROWING IN THE CRADLE OF DIASPORA

Meandering through the dusty foothills of the Moroccan Atlas Mountains, I played an earnest game of speculation. I knew of my destination, its history and constitution, but had yet to see it or feel the restless potential it encapsulated. The gentle hum of the engine, propelling me past the road’s serpentine bends, coalesced my frenetic

مساهمة مؤسسة الأطلس الكبير في تخليد اليوم العالمي للأرض

متطوع بمؤسسة الاطلس الكبير بعد 50 سنة مضت والعالم بأسره يحتفل باليوم العالمي للأرض، باعتباره النواة واللبنة الأولى لوجود الحياة، وما له أيضا من حمولة رمزية وتاريخية ومجال لعيش جل الكائنات الحية الإنسان والحيوان والنبات، ومما لا شك فيه أن الإنسان من بين هذه الكائنات التي يتميز بالعقل الذي يجعله يتحمل مسؤولية أفعاله، إذن فهل

RURAL WOMEN IN THE HIGH ATLAS CONTRIBUTE TO CLIMATE CHANGE REDUCTION BY PLANTING FRUITS TREES

Director of Projects Climate change is one of the major issues that humans face in this day and age. It is a phenomenon that has social, economic, and political impacts. As the progress of a community is directly correlated with the advancement of women and their capability to participate in economic, social and environmental development,

DRAWING TREES: A PARTICIPATORY APPROACH TO ADDRESSING CHALLENGES

HAF Project Manager The High Atlas Foundation prioritizes participant ownership of the project identification, design, management, and monitoring processes in all of its work in Morocco. It utilizes a plethora of techniques and tools to ensure that its work is conceived of and driven by its beneficiary base, and this in turn contributes to the

WE MUST MOTIVATE OUR YOUTH BY PLANTING TREES

HAF Project Manager High Atlas Foundation in Morocco is involving all of society’s parts and actors to help establish sustainable development and build a shining future where everyone gets the right support needed. As an example, to fight to show this vision, the HAF team is preparing each group of youth, those who are in

CONTRIBUTING TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND SAVING THE EARTH BY PLANTING TREES

HAF Trees Monitoring Officer Earth is greatly negatively affected by climate change. This is observed through rising sea levels, hurricanes, floods, forest fires, and other adverse environmental impacts. Immediate measures must be taken to mitigate or adapt to climate change and save the Earth.In this regard, the High Atlas Foundation (HAF), in partnership with Ecosia

SEEDS THEN AND NOW IN TASSA OUIRGANE

HAF President In 1993, for the month before my traveling to live in the Tifnoute Valley just south of Mount Toubkal, I lived in a small house on the outer edge of the village of Tassa Ouirgane, just north of Toubkal. There, I learned conceptually the delicate balance in meeting developmental and environmental goals at

IN THE FACE OF TRIAL, PLANT TREES

HAF President Is it hubris, that in the face of worry and challenge and fundamental concerns about the future, that we put aside from what we may have, to plant trees for a tomorrow – a benefit for a distant day? May it actually be our nature to uphold nature, even when we are confronted

GESTION DE L’ENVIRONNEMENT ET DEVELOPPEMENT DURABLE

Etudiante en master En partenariat avec la Fondation Crédit Agricole du Maroc pour le Développement Durable (FCAMDD), High Atlas Foundation (HAF) a lancé un programme de plantation des arbres fruitiers organiques (amandier et noyer)  et de formation des agriculteurs en techniques agricoles dans la province de Taroudant, commune de Toubkal, région Souss Massa afin d’assurer

BIG DELIVERY TAKEN TO THE SCHOOLS OF DEMNATE

On Friday, February 28, a new international convoy made its way to Demnate: the Moroccan contingent of High Atlas Foundation staff members Imane and driver/photographer Mohammed; Asmaa, the executive assistant for Yves Rocher Morocco; Jingxin from China, a HAF Intern; and me from France, also an Intern. We were pleased to have Asmaa present to

التشجيع على التشجير والمحافظة على البيئة بجبال حوز مراكش

متدرب بمؤسسة الأطلس الكبير في رحلة لجبال الأطلس الكبير الغربي بحوز مراكش على ارتفاع يقارب 1700 متر فوق سطح البحر. في جبال الاطلس تعد موطنا للعديد من الأنواع النباتية والحيوانية الفريدة تقطنها ساكنة تمارس في انشطتها الاقتصادية الزراعة وتربية الماشية، وجل السكان بهذه المناطق ناطقة باللغة الأمازيغية، ولما كان الأمر كذلك باعتبار الساكنة تمارس الأنشطة

GREEN WEEK IN PRACTICE WITH LES ECOLES ILLOU

HAF Volunteer On February 28, I went on with HAF staff member Hajiba and Mohammed, another volunteer, to the Illou private school to present two workshops on global warming. We were welcomed by the Director, Mrs. Illou, before going to a classroom where we met about 30 second-year students. During the workshop, Hajiba presented the

زيارة الى جماعة أدار اقليم تارودانت نواحي اساكي مرورا بدوار أمسوزارت جماعة تفنوت

تقني ميداني مؤسسة الاطلس الكبير عند وصولنا الى دوار امسوزارت مرورا بشق وسط الوادي المليء بالاحجار والمياه, والتقينا بممثلي الجمعية والسيد ابراهيم الذي سبق ان نسقنا معه  من قبل  وقمنا بتوزيع 2300 شجرة جوز و5000 شجرة لوز و موازاتا مع ذلك اعطينا  الحاضرين مجموعة من الإرشادات حول كيفية الحفاظ  على الأشجار بوضعها في ظروف ملائمة

NZALAT LAADAM : L’ECOLOGIE QUI RASSEMBLE

FHA voluntaire Le complexe de Nzalat Laadam qui rassemble près de 800 élèves comprend des classes allant du préscolaire jusqu’au collège, dans des bâtiments très colorés où des dessins et tableaux décorent les murs. Il se trouve à près d’une heure de route au Nord de Marrakech. Nous avons été formidablement accueillis dans cet établissement.

NURSERIES IN THE MAGICAL HIGH ATLAS

HAF Volunteer The rocky terrains of the High Atlas Mountains are hard to navigate even for the most seasoned motorists, but our driver Hassan, a native Amazigh, knows by heart all their twists and turns. On our way to Tadmamt, he was humming to the relaxing melodies by Johnny Cash on the radio, while guiding

A GLIMPSE OF THE HIGH ATLAS MOUNTAINS

HAF Volunteer [Jingxin Wang is a college student from China who attends school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States. She is currently on a “gap year,” volunteering with HAF.] The trip to Nzalat Laadam was just like any other. If it weren’t for the ever-so-imposing red in the background, we could easily be driving

FIGHTING THE CLIMATE CHANGE MONSTER BY RAISING AWARENESS AMONG THE YOUNGER GENERATION.

HAF Intern On the morning of the February 17, 2020, I’m going to pass the day with Imane, Karam, Nic and Yossef: international HAF convoy. In the car, the music gives the rhythm to the landscapes which pass before our eyes. Linkin Park and the Norman singer Orelsan are coming on the trip. I learn

Miracle Season

Dear Friend, I have often felt that each project is a miracle, literally. When we look back during times of shared evaluation, who could have known or predicted all the roads we would take or the partners that would make each step possible. And, somehow, with the grace of so many people, hundreds of thousands

RAISING AWARENESS AMONG MOROCCAN PUPILS

HAF Intern On February 14th, I went with three members of the High Atlas Foundation to a primary school near the town of El Gara in the Berrechid Province. During this day, two workshops were organized in order to raise awareness about climate change among the young generation. The first activity was aimed at having

TIFAOUINE ANGALE: AN IDYLLIC HUMAN-SIZED COOPERATIVE

Tifaouine Angale, in Anougal in the South of Marrakesh HAF Volunteer Down to the village of Anougal, on February 11th, the Farmer-to-Farmer team visited this women’s cooperative for the first time. On this sunny day, a dirt road is leading us to the small village of Anougal. Olive trees, mountains, rocky constructions and dry rivers

ARGAN OIL

HAF Friend The argan-oil trade is a large and growing industry with fierce competition for customers. With big cosmetic brands integrating argan oil into their products, the demand is ever-increasing outside of the local Morocco market. As it grows in global popularity with social media “influencers” and those seeking organic products, women’s cooperatives have risen

CLIMATE CHANGE WORKSHOPS IN TASSA OUIRGANE AND IMSKAR

HAF Project Manager On January 31st, 2020, I had the chance to travel with my colleagues Errachid and Amina and a former HAF volunteer Youssef to meet the women of Tassa Ouirgane Cooperative who are managing a HAF fruit tree nursery.I facilitated a workshop on climate change and environmental laws with five women and two men.

WE ARE EQUALS

HAF Volunteer At 8:30 on the morning of 5 February 2020, I met with High Atlas Foundation (HAF) staff member Amina and French volunteer Julie at the HAF headquarters; from there we took our backpacks full of notes, pens and sheets and walked for a couple of minutes, in order to get a cab towards