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Friends of Morocco (FOM), active since 1988, is an organization of Americans, mostly returned Peace Corps volunteers (RPCVs), with experience in Morocco, Moroccan-Americans and Moroccans in America united with an interest in promoting educational, cultural, charitable, social, literary and scientific exchange between Morocco and the United States of America.
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News from Morocco
Podcast: Peace Corps Morocco. Morocco was one of the first countries to request Peace Corps assistance with its development plans, in 1963. Since then, nearly 5,000 volunteers have served in Morocco, and today it is the only country in the Middle East and North Africa to host Peace Corps programming. To learn more about the Peace Corps in Morocco, we spoke with Tim Resch and Meewa Mull. Tim Resch served as a volunteer in Morocco from 1970 to 1974, and is currently the President of the Friends of Morocco, a returned Peace Corps volunteer alumni group. Meewa Mull served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Armenia.
Morocco on the Move an initiative of the Moroccan American Center, a group of three NGOs – The Moroccan American Center for Policy, The Moroccan American Trade and Investment Center, and The Moroccan American Cultural Center.
Northern Community Radio announces 27 Months audio-documentary.
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Peace Corps Connect engages those who served in the Peace Corps, or share the Peace Corps values, to build communities that inform, inspire, and integrate experiences that promote understanding and appreciation of other countries and cultures and sustainable development across the globe. Friends of Morocco is an official group at Peace Corps Connect as is the High Atlas Foundation. The Peace Corps Connect Community is going strong! Find fellow volunteers, discuss projects, and become a part of the Community if you are not already.
Tangier-American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies (TALIM) is the only historic landmark of the United States located abroad and now operates as a a museum and cultural center. Through its grants, conferences, research library, public visitor and social outreach programs, TALIM provides a bridge of communication and understanding between the U.S., Morocco, and countries around the world. TALIM Director's Blog: Behind the scene at the Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies
CorpsAfrica will provide young adults across Africa the opportunity to serve as “Peace Corps Volunteers” in their own countries and help drive solutions to poverty at the community level (like “AmeriCorps” for African countries). We will recruit men and women to move to high-poverty communities and initiate projects that fulfill key needs and whose impact and success can be carefully measured and monitored. CorpsAfrica is starting a three-year pilot phase to focus on creating and perfecting the organization’s model in Morocco and two sub-Saharan countries, before scaling up to the rest of Africa.
High Atlas Foundation works to establish development projects in different parts of Morocco that local communities design and manage, and that are in partnership with government and non-government agencies. HAF uses a participatory development approach that includes beneficiaries as active partners in every step of the development process - from prioritizing development goals to project implementation and management to monitoring and evaluation.
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