Walnut Picking Season in Azzaden Valley

Written by CorpsAfrica/Maroc Volunteer Mr. Lahcen Chanchaf Hello Dear Reader, During the last week of September, everyone is busy in Azzaden Valley. The same is true on my site, most of the people are gathering walnuts, “Taqqayin,” as the local inhabitants call it. They stay the whole day in the fields enjoying their work. Nonetheless, […]

CorpsAfrica Disaster Recovery and Psychology First Aid Training

Written by CorpsAfrica/Maroc Volunteer Mr. Mohamed Ouzammou September 8, 2023. During our pre-service training (PST) with CorpsAfrica in Marrakech, a big earthquake happened in the nearby Al-Haouz region, which caused a lot of changes in the training plan and made everyone worried about our safety. To keep us safe, the CorpsAfrica staff decided we should […]

Heartwarming Integration

Written by CorpsAfrica/Maroc Volunteer Mr. Yassine El Akhdar As a CorpsAfrica Volunteer assigned to a novel destination, precisely to a village called Zaouiat Ahensal, in Azilal province, located in the High Atlas Mountains, I was so excited to meet my new community. I was amazed to experience the mountainous roads and beautiful rocky landscapes scattered […]

Development from Community Mapping

Written by CorpsAfrica/Rwanda Volunteer Mr. Essaid Meria (a Moroccan Exchange Volunteer serving in Rwanda) Strategies and programs aimed at achieving a percentage of change in the rural communities they target are often advocated by a group of international organizations active in volunteerism, which are based on the training of young people with university degrees in […]

My Integration in the Province of Tata

Written by CorpsAfrica/Maroc Volunteer Ms. Cecile Niyimenya (a Rwandan Exchange Volunteer serving in Morocco) It all started when I knew that I was deployed to Tata.  I was so excited because it is a province that is different from all the places I have visited in Morocco so far. Everything started changing when I left […]

A Fassi In Tamazgha

Written by CorpsAfrica/Maroc Volunteer Mr. Soufiane Dayi What am I doing here… It’s freezing cold! What is voluntary work? What is the point of living for one year where you are a complete stranger? Am I truly a valuable asset to this community or not, and can I bring a change? Well, read my story […]

What Does Autumn in Azro n’souq Village Feel Like?

Written by CorpsAfrica/Maroc Volunteer Ms. Aziza Himmad Autumn is a magical season in which everything can change. At my site, everything looks lovely and charming. From the bright yellow to the flaming red, the leaves’ colors will give you a new perspective of the outdoors. They slowly fall from the trees to cover the ground, […]

Khalis is a Great Man

Written by CorpsAfrica/Maroc Volunteer Mr. Ayoub El Fadili A few days ago, I was approached by a man. “Are you a teacher?” he said. I responded “No, I am not. I am a CorpsAfrica Volunteer in Imn Gourzi village.” Before I continue, let’s back up a few days. Let me introduce myself. My name is […]

Let us Get Involved and Be the Change We Seek

Written by CorpsAfrica/Maroc Volunteer Ms. Fatiha Tachakourt I always had this idea of working in the social field. In my last years of college, I started working as an environmental educator with two programs for children who came from disadvantaged backgrounds in the Aitbaamrane region. I taught them about the environmental challenges that the region […]

My Journey to Serve in the High Atlas Mountains

Written by CorpsAfrica/Maroc Volunteer Ms. Aziza El Aazizi Lao Tzu once said, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” From Dakhla Moroccan Sahara to the High Atlas Mountains, it took me 867 miles to get to my site where I will serve my community for nine months with CorpsAfrica/Maroc. Even though the road […]