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Welcome to the Atlas Mountains, Morocco

High School Volunteer Opportunities in the Atlas Mountains, Morocco

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Sports Leadership
Playing sports adds confidence to the students in the small Berber community in the Atlas Mountains. In a school with poor facilities, you will construct a basketball center and teach the students a new sport that they are eager to learn. During a 2-hour school break mid-day, coach students in soccer and basketball to show the importance of teamwork, collaboration, and leadership on the field.

Global Education
Students at Fatima Al Fihriya have a strong desire to learn English - it improves their employment opportunities later in life, and provides an opportunity to learn from volunteers who bring new techniques and fun into the classroom. As you're providing a fun and engaging learning environment for students, you'll also be constructing bookshelves for this school, which currently does not have a library. Feel free to bring your favorite children's books in French, Arabic, or English to share with the class!

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As a High School Volunteer Abroad in Morocco, you’ll be welcomed warmly to the traditional town of Azrou in the Atlas Mountains with your team of global change-makers.

Whether you choose between two, three, and four-week sessions on any of the start dates listed below, you’ll be sharing the experience with a group of your peers, all ages 14-18. Like you, they’ve decided that dedicating their summer to serving others abroad while learning more about themselves is a pretty cool challenge to take on.

And that healthy dose of adventure you’re craving? Don’t worry, you’ll get that too! We know it’s your summer and you want to have amazing stories and photos of the Atlas Cedar Forest and traditional souks (markets) to share with your friends and family back home.

Atlas Mountains, Morocco Summer 2019 Start Dates:
June 22, July 20

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FACT SHEET

Population Below Poverty Line
4 Million
Human Development Index Ranking
126 / 188 countries
Average Schooling for Girls
4.4 years
Maternal Mortality Rate
120 / 100,000
Voices from the Community
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"The children are always eagerly awaiting the arrival of the volunteers and hate to miss any time with them. As a result, the absentee rate has gone down."

"The main task of our volunteers is teaching English. And by doing this, volunteers are promoting the role of women in our society."

"Moroccans have an open heart for foreigners, and the presence of CCS volunteers in our organization has given a new energy to our work."

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Your Atlas Mountains Staff

MOHAMED MHMMOUDI, COUNTRY PRESIDENT
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I fight for the education of vulnerable women, children, and those with developmental disabilities to combat illiteracy and increase opportunities to continue formal schooling.

Growing up in a rural village of Morocco where many children didn’t have the opportunity to attend school, I see myself in many of the children volunteers work with. Very close to home, my mother is also illiterate; and I have seen the impacts of illiteracy on early mortality rates, high fecundity, malnutrition, and high infant mortality. Literacy and education is a key social issue in Morocco to improve the lives and futures of women and children. I was fortunate to earn a degree in Economics & Management and continued my work toward improving my community through the Peace Corps as the Safety & Security Manager, coming full circle from a turning point in my life after meeting a Peace Corps volunteer as a teenager.

I am proud to serve as a humanitarian and educator to promote peace and understanding across a broad range of cultures. As an international leader, my work with volunteers and with my community inspires me to do my part to create a world where every child has the opportunity to pursue an education, and to receive the compassion and love they deserve.

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