By Marwa Al Omami
By Marwa Al Omami
Casablanca – CorpsAfrica Volunteers from Morocco, Senegal and Malawi Gathered in Casablanca to Present their Experiences and Meet Sponsors, Development Partners and Friends
CorpsAfrica hosted a special reception on Saturday, October 8, 2016, featuring young, African Volunteers from across the continent.
CorpsAfrica Volunteers, staff and alumni from three African countries – Morocco, Senegal and Malawi – joined together to share their experiences and meet supporters and partners.
The CorpsAfrica presentations and reception ceremony took 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 were in attendance.
Members of the newly launched CorpsAfrica Alumni Association introduced the elected Board Members and discussed plans to help former Volunteers launch purposeful careers and become job-creators themselves. CorpsAfrica also introduced a new program at the Casablanca American School Middle School called “Junior CorpsAfrica (JCA).” This youth development program will provide students with the opportunity to work with a CorpsAfrica Volunteer and experience voluntary work first-hand from a young age.
Inspired by the Peace Corps, CorpsAfrica gives 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 community members 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. Volunteers are ambitious, idealistic college graduates, both men and women, mostly in their early 20s.