Morocco World News
Morocco World News
Rabat, February 9, 2012
Present in over 110 countries with over 60 000 members, AIESEC (Association Internationale des Etudiants en Sciences Economiques et Commerciales) is the world’s largest student-run organization. Since 1948, AIESEC has focused on providing a platform for youth leadership development to have a positive impact on their societies. With a vision of Peace and fulfillment of humankind’s potential, AIESEC offers young students and graduates the opportunity to gain experience, be global citizens, change the world, and be ready for the professional world.
AIESEC Morocco, which is part of the AIESEC network since 1986, is present in over 300 university students from different cities of the country: Rabat, Casablanca, Marrakech, Ifrane, Fes and regions. It has more than 350 active members that are working in the different activities that AIESEC runs at the local, national, regional and global levels.
AIESEC offers four different kinds of products to citizens and to the society. The main activity of AIESEC is providing an exchange program. It offers to students and recent graduates the opportunity to have internships in big companies that are present in the 110 countries of the AIESEC network. Also, each year AIESEC Morocco organizes more than 5 social projects on the national level like projects to raise awareness on AIDS, Autism, protecting the environment, sensitizing young student about the new traffic law, competitions for creating small enterprises and many more. Besides exchange and projects, AIESEC organizes each year over 460 conferences; Local, national, regional and international conference. This year, AIESEC Morocco will organize an international conference; MENA XLDS 2012 (Middle East and North Africa Exchange and Leadership Development Seminar) in its 6th edition.
Morocco had the privilege to organize the 1st edition of this conference in 2007 that was under the patronage of King Mohammed VI. Since then, it has been organized in Egypt, Jordan, and Tunisia and now it is back to Morocco for the 6th edition.
The MENA XLDS’12 will be organized in Marrakech in Hotel Eden Andalou 5*. Considered as one of the most famous and touristic cities around the world, Marrakech is city that combines both the traditional and modern aspects of lifestyle, a city that’s known by “The red City” for its magical beauty that attracts tourists and celebrities from all over the globe.
MENA XLDS is a 7 days seminar aimed at enhancing leadership skills and raising awareness about the importance of the exchange of cultures. In addition to that, there are four major events in the congress: The global village, the opening ceremony, the gala dinner and the closing ceremony.
- The global village is an event that is open for both AIESECers and non AIESECers, where all delegates present their countries, their culture and traditions, also showing the uniqueness of the organization and how diverse and global it is.
- The opening ceremony is right after the Global Village, when AIESEC International representatives give their speech and welcoming the delegates to live 7 memorable and unforgettable days.
- The Gala dinner, is the prestigious moment of networking between delegates, partners and speakers of the congress and award ceremony for partners as well as the most successful entities of AIESEC in the Middle East and North Africa Region.
- The closing ceremony, which is in the last day of the congress, is the moment when delegates prepare themselves to leave after a whole week full of knowledge and self achievements in term of strengthening their personal development and expanding their leadership skills, cultural knowledge and living diversity.