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CorpsAfrica Volunteers from Morocco, Senegal and Malawi Gather in Casablanca to Present their Experiences and Meet Sponsors, Development Partner and Friends

October 3, 2016 CASABLANCA — On Saturday, October 8, CorpsAfrica will host a special reception featuring young, African Volunteers from across the continent. For the first time in history, CorpsAfrica Volunteers, staff and alumni from three different countries (Morocco, Senegal and Malawi) will join together to share their experiences and meet supporters and partners. Generous sponsors of this conference and reception include OCP Foundation and Royal Air Maroc.

The presentations and reception ceremony will take place at “A Ma Bretagne” Restaurant in Casablanca. Corporate sponsors, Moroccan NGO leaders, academics, CorpsAfrica alumni, Board members, and teachers, students and family of the Casablanca American School community are expected to attend.

Members of the newly launched CorpsAfrica Alumni Association will introduce the elected Board members and discuss plans to help former Volunteers launch purposeful careers and become job-creators themselves. CorpsAfrica will also introduce a new program at the Casablanca American School Middle School called “Junior CorpsAfrica (JCA)”, which is a youth development program that provides students the opportunity to work with a CorpsAfrica Volunteer and experience the amazing world of voluntary work from a young age.

Inspired by the Peace Corps, CorpsAfrica will give young Africans the opportunity to apply their skills and energy toward helping their fellow citizens overcome extreme poverty. CorpsAfrica Volunteers live in remote communities for one year to facilitate demand-driven development projects. Using the Human Centered Design Approach, they help people identify their highest priority needs and link them to the resources to design and implement small-scale, high-impact community development projects.

There are currently 43 CorpsAfrica Volunteers serving in Morocco, Senegal and Malawi. They are ambitious, idealistic college graduates, both men and women, mostly in their early 20s.

 

 

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