HM the King extends USD 100,000 donation to US Peace Corps in support of its action for Moroccan youth
Moroccan minister of foreign affairs and cooperation, Salaheddine Mezouar, handed on Thursday a donation of 100,000 USD from HM King Mohammed VI to the US Peace Corps to help the American agency expand its action in the Kingdom.
"His Majesty the king has decided to grant a donation to Peace Corps to encourage the organization carry on its action and to thank it for what it has been doing for the Moroccan youth", Mezouar told MAP as the US agency welcomed the Moroccan FM, Moroccan Ambassador to the U.S. Rachad Bouhlal, U.S. Ambassador to Morocco Dwight L. Bush, Sr., and other high-level Moroccan officials to the agency’s headquarters for a ceremony to commemorate Peace Corps’ longstanding partnership with the Kingdom of Morocco.
The Moroccan official added that the US agency is contributing to disseminating the values of positive participation in the community life, solidarity and commitment to serve the interest of society.
"We are incredibly grateful for the strong partnership we have with the Kingdom of Morocco and for this very generous gift,” Peace Corps Chief of Staff Laura Chambers said. “Over the past 52 years, Peace Corps volunteers have made significant contributions to Moroccan communities, and this commitment will help to expand and enrich our volunteers’ development impact.”
Over the past ten years, the Peace Corps Partnership Program has supported the implementation of 227 volunteer projects in Morocco.
The Peace Corps has 180 volunteers in Morocco working with their communities on youth development projects. During their service, volunteers learn to speak local languages, including Derija, Tamazight and Tashelheet. More than 4,730 Peace Corps volunteers have served in Morocco since the program was established in 1963.
MAP 10 April 2015