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هيئات دولية اجتماعية تزرع البسمة لبعض الأسر ببوجدور

French version .تماشيا مع أهدافها الاجتماعية فقد قامت مؤسسة الأطلس الكبير بتوزيع عشرات قفف لمواد غذائية أساسية بإقليم بوجدور نظرا للظروف الاجتماعية و الاقتصادية التي تسببت فيها جائحة كورونا بجنوب المغرب على غرار كل الجهات بالمملكة فقد قامت العديد من الهيئات بمساعدة الأسر المعوزة ولم تكن مؤسسة الأطلس الكبير وشركائها إلا من أوائل المساهمين والمساعدين

U.S. AND MOROCCAN EXPERTS COLLABORATE FOR MOROCCAN COOPERATIVES

The High Atlas Foundation & USAID kick-off the very first Farmer-To-Farmer virtual assignment in Morocco, which will be served by former Peace Corps Volunteer and F2F Volunteer Mark Apel, working integrally with Rachida Outouchki the president of Aboughlo Women’s Cooperative. The assignment aims to follow up on an agricultural project managed by the Tassa Ouirgane

Return Visits to Uplift Communities of Morocco

To all former Peace Corps Volunteers who served in Morocco, and to all others who wish to return to this fulfilling land and continue to benefit its remarkable people: The High Atlas Foundation (HAF) is administering the USAID Farmer-to-Farmer program during the next three years, and we sincerely hope that you will give your needed

A PERSONAL JOURNEY WITH THE HIGH ATLAS FOUNDATION

As I conclude this virtual internship, I cannot help but reflect on the connections I made and the valuable skills I learned. Firstly, getting the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse group of people enhanced my communication skills, as I learned to adapt to the new circumstances of a virtual environment and improve my cultural

Participatory Development in Practice: A Weekly Conversation Facilitated by HAF President Dr. Yossef Ben-Meir

Peoples’ participation in development is the most significant determinant of projects’ sustainability. Let’s learn about it together and participate as colleagues and give honest expression to the thoughts and ideas that we have. I feel bound to do my utmost to draw out from all participants their immeasurable understanding and capacities that are within each

LEARNING IN ACTION: NAVIGATING A VIRTUAL INTERNSHIP AND GAINING NEW SKILLS

I can’t believe I had my last weekly meeting with all the HAF interns and staff. It feels surreal, because time this summer has been both fast and slow at various points. Throughout my time with HAF, I have kept the words, “your internship will not be what you expect it to be,” at the

MONITORING TREES IN AMIZMIZ: ANOTHER WAY TO DISCOVER MOROCCAN NATURE AND HISTORY

HAF Projects Coordinator It was with great enthusiasm that I took the road to Amizmiz a week ago to evaluate the trees distributed by the High Atlas Foundation to various farmers in this region. Tree monitoring is a process rooted in the activities of the Foundation. This is a crucial and necessary step which allows

A PARTNERSHIP FOR FOOD AND CLOTHING SOLIDARITY IN THE FACE OF COVID-19

A Partnership for Food and Clothing Solidarity in the Face of COVID-19 • Arabic: Al-Watan Voice, 16 Jul 2020. PRESS RELEASE CONTACT INFORMATION Amina El Hajjami Director of Programs, High Atlas Foundation amina@highatlasfoundation.org +212 (0) 6 62 17 66 63 A Partnership for Food and Clothing Solidarity in the Face of COVID-19 MARRAKECH – The High Atlas

THE FORGOTTEN VICTIMS OF THE PANDEMIC: AN ONGOING MIGRATION CRISIS

– The Forgotten Victims Of The Pandemic: An Ongoing Migration Crisis • Arabic: Al-Watan Voice, 16 Jul 2020. • French: Djazairess, 26 Jul 2020. USMBA Law students participate in skills-building workshops in preparation for opening a law clinic. February 2020, High Atlas Foundation. As Europe closed borders and suspended flights in early March to combat the spread of

REFLECTIONS ON OMAR HIMMI OF TOUBKAL, MOROCCO

– REFLECTIONS ON OMAR HIMMI OF TOUBKAL, MOROCCO • Arabic: Al-Watan Voice, 14 Jul 2020. Recently, I had a moment of self-reflection brought about by the passing of someone who made a difference in the trajectory of my life. Years ago, I lived in the home of Omar Himmi Ait Omrar in the village of Amsouzerte in

Give to any of our ongoing projects on GlobalGiving’s Bonus Day

Friends, Creating a new period of good for all requires giving what we each are able. So, we hope you give on this Bonus Day when your gift becomes amplified. Today, your donation of $100 or more made to any of HAF’s ten ongoing projects (linked below) between 9:00 AM and 11:59 PM EST will

“FAILING TO PLAN IS PLANNING TO FAIL”

– الفشل في التخطيط هو التخطيط للفشل Farmer-to-Farmer Country Director at the High Atlas Foundation How many times have you asked yourself a series of questions about what to prepare for a hike, a trip, or dinner party? You probably thought about what time to leave, what clothes to bring, what food to serve or

FACILITATING PARTICIPATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

How can we achieve sustainable development, not just globally, but specifically in Morocco? We must first consider what the central features of this development are. We must incorporate many factors in creative and innovative design: education, gender, ethics, economics, politics, culture, history, geography, finance, and technical aspects in order for sustainable projects to have enduring

A MODEL TO ACHIEVE THE MODEL FOR DEVELOPMENT IN MOROCCO

– A Model To Achieve The Model For Development In Morocco, By Yossef Ben-Meir (HAF President). Arabic: Al-Watan Voice, 23 Juin 2020. French version There may be irony in Morocco now reconsidering and revamping its development model, which is its national guiding frameworks for social and environmental fulfillment. I have long been and remain a believer

THE ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY IN VIRTUAL WORK

HAF-UVA Intern When I first started the internship for the High Atlas Foundation (HAF), I also had to take a UVA class to complement the internship experience. Our first assignment, Envisioning Your Learning Chart, stated, “it is almost guaranteed that your internship will not be what you expect it to be.” There was no way

HOW A PARADE OF PROTESTORS CAN INSPIRE A WORLDWIDE MOVEMENT

A young woman rallies the crowd outside the fence of the White House in DC on June 7th. Last Sunday I attended a protest for the Black Lives Matter movement in downtown DC. Despite the heat, hundreds of young people, most wearing masks (to limit spread of COVID-19) and carrying home-made signs, crowded the streets,

CIVIL RIGHTS IN THE LIGHT OF COVID-19

F2F Program Volunteer Administration and Finance Officer | Trainer In the midst of the coronavirus crisis, the High Atlas Foundation had the opportunity to participate in a webinar about civil rights in the light of COVID-19. The webinar was organized by Innovation for Change, a global network of people and organizations who work together to

Rising Up

HAF Project Managee Anything we have ever achieved began with an initial participatory-approach meeting and local-community collaboration, which clearly necessitated collective and individual imagination and creative thinking. So if we can’t imagine a way out of this current crisis, it just cannot happen. We know that the crisis is getting more serious every single day,

BOTTOM-UP, TOP DOWN ON CORONA VIRUS, AND LOVE FOR ONE ANOTHER

President, High Atlas Foundation Marrakech Lake Ifni in the High Atlas Mountains We have learned so far what we seek and practice: that ingenuity, faster responsiveness, and tailored solutions are driven by communities and leaders more directly around us; and that absolutely essential material and informational support come from national initiatives and leaders and global

التخطيط الأخضر: من التجريد إلى أرض الواقع

بقلم :لورا هيجنز- نيل متطوعة في مشروع: من مزارع إلى مزارع في مؤسسة الأطلس الكبير يمكن أن تظهر في بعض الأحيان  استراتيجيات التنمية المعاصرة بشكل عام وشامل أو غير متصلة وبلغة غامضة للغاية. يتم إلقاء كلمة “أخضر أو خضراء” في مقترحات المشاريع القائمة على الإستدامة والمشروعات المجتمعية  لدرجة أنها قد تبدأ في الإفتقار إلى أي

GREEN PLANNING: FROM ABSTRACTION TO REALITY

HAF Farmer-to-Farmer Volunteer At times, contemporary development strategies can appear generic, or disconnected, with potentially very broad, vague language.  The word “Green” has been tossed around so much in sustainability and community-based project proposals, that it may start to lack any substantial meaning.   After spending two weeks meeting with cooperatives and farmers and seeing concrete

ومع توالي التجارب

متدرب بمؤسسة الأطلس الكبير اتخذت مؤسسة الأطلس الكبير التنمية المستدامة هدفا لها وفق تقنيات واستراتيجيات ناجعة تتجلى في توزيع الأشجارالمثمرة على الفلاحين و المؤسسات التعليمية. و ذالك من اجل تشجيع ثقافة التشجير والمحافظة على البيئة ويتجلى ذلك أيضا من خلال الورشات ثم الحملات التحسيسية التي تقوم بها المؤسسة،  سواء في المدارس أو في الفضاءات الأخرى

MEN ‘IMAGINE’

From February 20th to the 23rd, the High Atlas Foundation conducted a training of trainers with 30 men, 23 of whom came from 4 cooperatives targeted by the USAID Farmer-to-Farmer program. They were trained in conducting baseline assessments, including empowering methods for envisioning the future and projects of most importance to them, and creating action

“الورشة التكوينية التي قامت بها مؤسسة الاطلس الكبير تحت عنوان “التمكين النفسي

“مستفيد من الورشة التكوينية التي قامت بها مؤسسة الاطلس الكبير تحت عنوان “التمكين النفسي نعلم جميعا أن الانسان غالبا ما تنخفظ معنوياته فيساوره شعور بالقلق والحزن, فيحس أنه غير مسيطر على مجريات حياته وغير راض عنها، هذه المشاعر هي في الاصل جزء طبيعي من كتلة المشاعر التي تكوِّن الانسان، فعندما تتعاظم هذه المشاعر وتتراكم تحدث

THE JOURNEY OF FOOD SAFETY

HAF-F2F team member On Monday February 17th, the High Atlas Foundation (HAF) began its sixth assignment funded by USAID.For this occasion, HAF enlisted an expert from the United States through the Farmer-to-Farmer program with 25 years of experience in food safety practices, Mrs. Deneen Reif. Throughout her career, Mrs. Reif has helped companies in the

LA HAF PARTICIPE AVEC SUCCES A LA SEMAINE VERTE 2020 ORGANISEE A MARRAKECH

FHA Stagiaire, Etudiante en Master “Gestion de l’environnemt et développement” Marrakech accueille “la semaine verte 2020”, un événement très spécial organisé par l’association des enseignants des sciences de vie et de terre AESVT du Maroc. Cet événement, organisé jusqu’au 1er mars prochain, est en partenariat avec le secteur de l’environnement, de l’eau et des forêts

GESTION DE L’ENVIRONNEMENT ET DEVELOPPEMENT DURABLE

FHA Stagiaire, Etudiante en Master “Gestion de l’environnemt et développement” Ecosia se dirige de nouveau dans la province d’Al Haouz L’équipe du projet Ecosia, représenté par Mme Hajiba Boumasmar a programmé une visite dans la commune de sidi Badhaj de la province d’Al Haouz dans la région de Marrakech- safi, afin de rencontrer Mr El

التمكين النفسي … أو عندما يفكر المجتمع في الفرد

مضت سنوات على مؤسسة الأطلس الكبير وهي تشتغل على تمكين النساء، بدورات تكوينية، ورشات وحملات تحسيسية، لقد أخذت بيد المرأة وخرجت بها من عقلية الاستهلاك إلى التفكير في الإنتاج ومزاولة أنشطة مدرة للدخل، في ظل مقاربة الاقتصاد الاجتماعي التضامني الذي يشكل ركيزة أساسية في الخطة المجتمعية للمنظمة. لقد حققت المنظمة المغربية-الأمريكية نجاحا ملحوظا في تمكين

نشاط بيئي نظمته مؤسسة الأطلس الكبير بمجموعة مدارس اولاد الطبيب جماعة أولاد صباح إقليم برشيد

متدرب  بمؤسسة الاطلس الكبير     “EOS” تقوم مؤسسة الأطلس الكبير بشراكة مع برنامج بورشات للتحسيس والتوعية بأهمية البيئة كأحد الحلول للتربية على الثقافة البيئة،وتستهدف هذه الورشات الفلاحين بالدواوير بالإضافة إلى الأطفال داخل المدارس سعيا  لأن يربى الطفل في تنشئة إجتماعية بيئية، تحت شعار”التعلم في الصغر كالنقش على الحجر” في نفس السياق تم التنسيق مع

A CONFERENCE ON RACE, GENDER, AND MIGRATION IN THE MAGHRIB

Fes, Morocco The introductory panel consisted of Drs. Myriam Cottias, Catherine Coquery-Vidrovich, Salah Trabelsi, Klara Boyer-Rossol, Suzanne Schwarz and Chouki El Hamel. The Center for Maghrib Studies at Arizona State University (CMS) organized a conference on Race, Gender, and Migration in the Maghrib on December 15-17, 2019. The conference was sponsored by L’Unité de Recherche