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    Conflict Resolution and Mediation | USMBA Legal Aid Clinic, Fes

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    Aissam Oukerroum, Programs Assistant Meryeme Lakhal, CJFD Student Clinician Student clinicians at the Legal Aid Clinic in Fes participate in an activity to apply principles of conflict resolution and mediation. On December 26, 2020, the Legal Aid Clinic (CFJD) housed in the Faculty of Social, Juridical, and Economic Legal Studies at University Sidi Mohamed Ben

    National Human Trafficking Awareness Month: Morocco

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    By Aissam Oukerroum, HAF Programs Assistant January is Human Trafficking Awareness month.Student clinicians at the Legal Clinic housed at University Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah’s Faculty of Economic and Social Legal Sciences in Fes (FSJES-USMBA) will be working with some of the most vulnerable populations in the Fes-Meknes region. January 2021 is National Human Trafficking Awareness

    Migrant Access to Bank Financing in Morocco | USMBA Legal Aid Clinic, Fes

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    Program Coordinator Student clinicians from the USMBA Legal Aid Clinic in Fes pose for a photo after completing a training on bank financing to assist migrants in Morocco. On December 12, 2020, the Legal Aid Clinic (CJFD) housed in the Faculty of Social, Juridical, and Economic Legal Studies at University Sidi Mohamed Ben Adbellah (FSJES-USMBA)

    Switching to a Sustainable and Circular Business Model | USMBA Legal Aid Clinic, Fes

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    Law students at the Legal Aid Clinic housed at the Faculty of Economic and Social Legal Sciences at University Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah participate in a training on Personal Development and Participatory Communication. On November 27, 2020 the Legal Clinic housed at University Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah’s Faculty of Economic and Social Legal Sciences in

    Family Mediation & Reconciliation in Morocco | USMBA Legal Aid Clinic, Fes

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    Students at the USMBA Legal Aid Clinic in Fes participate in a roleplay exercise designed to allow them to apply their technical knowledge to a case study related to Moroccan family law. On November 7, 2020 the Legal Clinic housed at University Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah’s Faculty of Economic and Social Legal Sciences in Fes

    Tandem 360°: A Unique Experience in the Time of Corona

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    Imane Akhezzane HAF Programs’ Director Caption: The hybrid participants’ forum from the 15th to the 20th of October 2020 On June 25, 2020, I participated  in a webinar organized by Darpe regarding a call for applications for a cultural exchange program funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and implemented by MitOst e.V., a German

    Le Cadre Conventionnel Des Droits De L’homme Au Maroc

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    Étudiants en droit participant à un atelier pour les préparer à fournir une aide juridique aux populations mal desservies au Maroc (automne 2019) La notion de droits de l’Homme remonte au 18 siècle, plus précisément à l’époque des Lumières. Cette conception se base sur l’idée que l’Homme tient des droits qui constituent la propriété personnelle,

    Personal Development & Participatory Communication Training | USMBA Law Clinic, Fes

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    Law students at the Faculty of Economic and Social Legal Sciences at University Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah participate in a training on Personal Development and Participatory Communication. On October 17th and 24th, 2020 the Legal Clinic housed at University Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah’s Faculty of Economic and Social Legal Sciences in Fes (FSJES-USMBA) held a

    Migration and Employment | USMBA Law Clinic, Fes

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    Students at University Mohamed Ben Abdellah’s Faculty of Economic and Social Legal Sciences participate in a training on migration and asylum practices in Morocco. On Saturday, November 21, 2020 an expert in the field of migration and asylum conducted a training on Migration and Asylum for students participating in the program to become student clinicians

    Migration and Asylum Training | USMBA Law Clinic, Fes

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    Program Manager Students, clinic staff, and facilitators pose for a photo following the technical training on migration and asylum practices in Morocco. On Saturday, November 14, 2020, the newly inducted cohort of student clinicians in the Legal Clinic housed at University Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah’s Faculty of Economic and Social Legal Sciences in Fes attended

    Entrepreneurship Training | USMBA Law Clinic, Fes

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    Law students engaged in the entrepreneurship training at University Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah As part of International Entrepreneurship Week, the Legal Clinic (CJFD) of the Faculty of Economic and Social Legal Sciences at the University Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah (USMBA) in Fes and the High Atlas Foundation (HAF) organized a training for students in partnership

    The Role of Islamic Philanthropy in Supporting Refugees During the Covid-19 Pandemic

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    HAF Programs Assistant  Caption: BORGEN Magazine is an initiative of The Borgen Project. “To save lives, stay at home!” These words are an injunction to avoid the worst of the health crisis. It was the necessary collective response to the outbreak of a virus whose human-to-human transmission caused the first pandemic of the 21st century.

    Mobilizing Youth Toward Gender Equality in Morocco

    French versions Law students plant a tree at the Faculty of Juridical, Economic, and Social Sciences in Fes, January 2020. HAF Director of Development The topic of gender in Morocco is one of considerable debate among the people, and it can often be controversial. In order to make progress toward a Morocco that values and

    Discussion with Law Students: Understanding Moroccan Culture

    HAF Intern and UVA Student Through a Zoom meeting with Moroccan law students from University Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah in Fes who have been trained to deliver pro bono legal aid to underserved persons, I had an amazing opportunity to discuss current topics and issues as well as acquire a better understanding of Moroccan culture

    Final Checkpoint: Civil Society-Government Partnerships for Common Good

    On August 10-11, 2020, the High Atlas Foundation (HAF) team went to Ait Ourir in order to attend the evaluation of the Future Association for Development and Work Camps (AFCD). The purpose of the meeting was to evaluate each stage of the Oxygen project implementation and draft project recommendations that can be implemented in the

    We Are the Change: International Youth Day 2020

    HAF Project Manager We, the youth, have a vast and important role in development and nation-building. Societies that have a large percentage of youth are strong ones. This is reflected in the tremendous energy of young people, which clearly contributes to driving and managing global matters and development projects. Climate change is an example. It

    South-South Youth Cooperation

    HAF Project Manager South-South regional blocs led the world to go through a major economic and political transformation over the last two decades. The advances, particularly in the South, have been more rapid than at any time during a similar span in world history. Relationships within the South and between the South and the North

    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

    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

    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

    The USAID Implementing Partners Meeting

    HAF-F2F team member On February 27th, two of the High Atlas Foundation’s team members, Mr. Moulay Hassan Aladlouni, Country Director of the Farmer-to-Farmer program, and Fatima Zahra Laaribi, Administrative Support and Finance, Farmer-to-Farmer program attended the USAID Implementing Partners Meeting organized by USAID/ Morocco. The meeting took place at Sofitel in Rabat Salle ALBA MAXIMA

    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.

    My Visit to Robert Bosch College in Freiburga

    President of HAF Last week I had the immense pleasure of visiting the UWC Robert Bosch College (RBC) in Freiburg, Germany. RBC is replete with global diversity, with 200 students from over 100 countries. I met many thoughtful and hardworking students, and a truly dedicated faculty. On the evening of February 26th, I gave a

    Encouraging Pupils’ Creativity as Sustainable Future Lever

    HAF Volunteers On February 26th, we, two French interns, went with Imane to the Mohammed Abed el Jabiri dar Essalam secondary school that is located on the outskirts of Marrakech. There we met the biology teacher, who welcomed us warmly. Inside her laboratory, we carefully observed the student’s pieces of work that are both posters

    L’expérience De Formation De La Clinique Juridique De La Perspective D’un Étudiant

    Étudiant chercheur « Master Juriste d’affaires » Faculté des sciences juridiques économiques et sociales de Fès  Faire partie d’une formation qui s’achèvera par la naissance d’une clinique juridique est d’une importance fondamentale et ce pour plusieurs considérations ; mais avant de les décortiquer, je me présente, AININE Mohamed, vingt-deux ans, étudiant en deuxième année Master « Juriste d’affaires » à

    تجربة المصحة القانونية

    السلام عليكم ورحمة الله أسامة دمغي، 24سنة، طالب باحث تخصص ماستر الأسرة والتوثيق، حاصل على شهادة الإجازة تخصص القانون الخاص بكلية العلوم القانونية والاقتصادية والاجتماعية بفاس جامعة سيدي محمد بن عبد الله سنة 2018، وفي نفس السنة الجامعية 2018/2019 التحقت بماستر الأسرة والتوثيق الذي شكَّل نقطة الوصل بيني وبين مشروع المصحة القانونية بعد اختيار الأساتذة

    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