Sidi Kacem - A nonprofit, self-advocacy organization has been established in Sidi Kacem, Morocco. The organization is making a positive impact within the community and assisting others with achieving their goals. The program was introduced by community development specialist, Justin Bibee, an American Peace Corps Volunteer.
Sidi Kacem – A nonprofit, self-advocacy organization has been established in Sidi Kacem, Morocco. The organization is making a positive impact within the community and assisting others with achieving their goals. The program was introduced by community development specialist, Justin Bibee, an American Peace Corps Volunteer.
People’s Advocate Council (PAC) works collectively with the people of the community to create better living standards for all. This is achieved by implementing community development projects that respect and fulfill the rights of people.
Oumaima Nouali and Abdellah Bouderqa are co-founders of the organization and effective community leaders in Sidi Kacem. Their expertise, professionalism, and consistent involvement in community projects have been of great importance.
PAC’s current projects include, but are not limited to, removing trash from local schoolyards and playgrounds, as well as planting trees in Sidi Kacem each month. Each member works towards respecting and fulfilling the right for all people to benefit from a clean environment. Other projects include free educational classes, as well as food/clothing drives to assist families and individuals who are struggling. Restoration and the building of new playgrounds is another project the PAC is working to achieve. PAC raises awareness about people’s rights through the implementation of community development projects.
In honor of International Women’s Day and the importance of gender equality, a gender advocate training will be held in Sidi Kacem this month. The event will work towards raising awareness about the importance of girls’ education, both locally and globally. This project highlights the rights of women and the right to education.
PAC’s vision is changing the community outlook together. The organization is committed to community participation. Each year, PAC conducts a community assessment survey. The primary purpose for conducting the survey is to find out where the community is striving and what needs improvement. With this information, PAC identifies problem areas and develops community projects focused around those areas.
The People’s Advocate Council supports better standards of living and provides a resource to community members. The program is built by the people, for the people. PAC is a strong movement of people who are dedicated to making a difference in their community. The group works to respect the needs of Sidi Kacem and fulfill those needs to the best of their ability.
A strategic plan is being implemented to assort domestic partnerships and branch out into surrounding communities. PAC is connecting with international networks to grown towards a worldwide movement. This begins by spreading these ideas throughout communities across Morocco and encouraging the idea of advocacy to all.
People’s Advocate Council does not embrace political causes. The organization maintains neutrality in political affairs.