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Alumni TechCamp Caravan Organized in Morocco

By Asmae Azzamouri Oujda - In collaboration with US Embassy, TechCamp Caravan,  which took place on the 12th and the 13th of April, called for active members in civic society to take part in its second edition in Agadir. Participants of this chapter were Moroccan alumni from different exchange programs, including MEPI, IVLP, Access, and Fulbright alumni. This multi-faceted immersion camp was designed to bui ...

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When teens take action (Part 2)

Safi - When teens take action, take off your hat to them; if you don’t have one on, just applaud them, but do it warmly! This is what I did when a group of students in my school took over the management of the school for an entire day. The responsibilities were beyond their age and presumably beyond their abilities, but they proved to be equal to the task. The details of this operation constituted an interv ...

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The Dreams We Create

By Mustapha Ait kharouach Casablanca – Innovation comes only through one thing, just one essential thing–it is the willingness to make a change and to give people a taste of a modern idea or product. Even innovation talent can be reached and achieved through this sense of differentiation that one could evaluate internally; that is, the fact that one is transcending the limits of usual thinking and think dif ...

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Moroccan TV Channels: Weapons of Mass Distraction and Ignorance

By Youssef Bekkali Salé - WMD does not only stand for weapons of mass destruction. It might also stand for weapons of mass distraction. The latter is far more hazardous than the former as it involves subtle means to deflect the attention of the masses from having access to valuable information and prevents them from enhancing their critical thinking abilities. I used to be a victim of the Moroccan media. I ...

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Morocco: When Teens Take action

Safi, Morocco - Give teens leadership and see how well they manage it. Nothing warms the heart and revives our hope and expectations more than action take by teenagers, especially when actions are completed in the name of solidarity. When I proposed a visit to the Elderly Hostel to my students, all of them were eager to participate in a charitable action. As I was not able to take the entire class, I was ob ...

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Train service in Morocco, a bittersweet necessity

By Youssef Bekkali Rabat- ONCF (Office Nationale Des Chemins de Fer) is considered as the most frequent means of transportation preferred by a great number of Moroccan citizens despite the constraints and frequent challenges encountered. Lack of punctuality, inadequate and unhealthy bathrooms, overcrowded compartments, and lack of air conditioning are a few, but not all the pitfalls of ONCF’s offerings. Any ...

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Are there Organizations Behind The “Tshermil” Phenomenon?

Casablanca- Local authorities appointed a new security cell specializing in informatics to analyze the terrifying pictures published on the Tshermil Facebook pages in order to determine the phenomenon’s origin, according to Assabah. Since the local authorities started pursuing suspects who posted their pictures on the Facebook page Tshermil, over 30 suspects have been arrested. The suspects have posted pict ...

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Are Moroccan Youth Happy?

Rabat- Moroccan youth have been ranked 20th in the Global Youth Well-being Index, released on Friday by the International Youth Foundation and the Centre for Strategic and International Studies.  The study, which included 30 countries representing nearly 70% of the world’s youth population aged 10-24, has ranked Morocco in the 20th place, ahead of Ghana, the Philippines and South Africa. The index uses a se ...

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Moroccan Singer Bears Brunt of Insult Against Moroccans by Kuwaiti TV Presenter

Taroudant, Morocco - While Moroccan women are often subject to clichéd judgments by people in Gulf countries, being alternately labelled as“husband takers, witches and prostitutes,” it appears that Moroccan male artists also are the target of assaults based on ignorance and stereotypes. Young Moroccan singer Saad Lemjerred, who is very famous in the Gulf mainly in Kuwait, was recently verbally attacked and ...

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Morocco, Only African Country to Take Part in NY Model UN

By Karima Rhanem New York – A delegation of 16 students from Morocco’s School of Governance and Economics (Ecole de Gouvernance et d’Economie, EGE) are taking part from March 30th  through April 3rd in New-York Model United-Nations (NMUN). The students’ delegation from Morocco, the only African country to participate for the second time in NY Model United Nations, will represent the Republic of Sudan. The d ...

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Yassine Jarram presents Moroccans of the World

Rabat - Yassine Jarram, a Moroccan video blogger and musician, began creating videos in 2010 from his home in Casablanca. Recently dubbed as one of the most influential YouTubers in the Middle East and North Africa, Jarram’s videos are usually humoristic in nature—gently celebrating and poking fun of daily life in Morocco. Jarram has become a familiar face, and voice, in all corners of Morocco, but his YouT ...

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Success of INJAZ-Morocco’s Entrepreneurship Masterclass

By Courtney Haueter - Zaio, Morocco On Friday, March 28, 29 students successfully completed INJAZ-Morocco’s Entrepreneurship Masterclass workshop at the Dar Taliba in Zaio. The workshop, which was for women, began on the evening of Thursday and continued Friday afternoon. The workshop was designed to familiarize Morocco’s youth with the world of entrepreneurship and develop their skills and talents. INJAZ-M ...

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