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Morocco is home to a rich multicultural mosaic of languages, ethnicities and religions; both geographically and culturally, the Kingdom sits

 

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Context Morocco is home to a rich multicultural mosaic of languages, ethnicities and religions; both geographically and culturally, the Kingdom sits at a crossroads between Africa and Europe.  

HAF endeavors to promote dialogue and unity while increasing awareness to Morocco’s rich history of tolerance and collaboration between diverse groups.

Together, HAF and local communities are taking immediate action to preserve Morocco’s multicultural past and record the memories of peaceful coexistence and intertwined history ofamong its Muslim majority together with long-established , minority Christian and Jewish communities.

These groups have lived and worked side by side for centuries - a rare narrative of peaceful coexistence in a region marked by interreligious turmoil. HAF and local partners intend to promote this history of tolerance, particularly among Moroccan youth, in the hope of reframing discussions of interfaith relationships in North Africa and the Middle East. 

These groups have lived and worked side by side for centuries - a rare narrative of peaceful coexistence in a region marked by interreligious turmoil. HAF and local partners intend to promote this history of tolerance, particularly among Moroccan youth, in the hope of reframing discussions of interfaith relationships in North Africa and the Middle East. 
Muslim and Jewish collaboration towards shared human and sustainable development goals is given prominence – a happy continuation of the historical legacy of the Kingdom. Moreover, in the light of Morocco’s considerable efforts of the past decade to emphasize its Amazigh (Berber) heritage, HAF’s cultural projects seek to contribute to the celebration of the country’s fusion of Arab and Amazigh culture.

Morocco is home to Christian and Jewish communities in addition to its majority Muslim population. These groups have lived and worked side by side for centuries - a rare narrative of peaceful coexistence in a region marked by interreligious turmoil. HAF and local partners intend to promote this history of tolerance, particularly among Moroccan youth, in hopes of reframing discussions of interfaith relationships in North Africa and the Middle East. Approach

Promoting Multiculturalism and Dialogue 
Throughout Morocco, HAF celebrates multiculturalism through its participatory approach, in which community members identify development priorities for a sustainable impact. Together with community partners, HAF has undertaken interfaith projects in education, restoration , and agriculture. These projects jects create a symbol, on a local and national level,  a symbol offor Moroccan cooperllaboration betweenamong different social groups. 
, with an emphasis on Muslim and Jewish collaboration towards shared human and sustainable development goals. 

Impact: 
HAF has restoredhabilitated three cemeteries (hyperlink to restoration and education pg) - , one Christian, one Jewish and one Muslim – ,through carrying out  including clearing, planting and repairrestoration activities.  By offering educational presentations and cemetery visits HAF has increased the awareness of 400 local youth. 120 members of civil society organizations participated in capacity building during the cemetery restoration project.

 

 

 

  • Youth

    Youth

    HAF and community partners give Moroccan schoolchildren and youth access to greater educational opportunities by improving school infrastructure and increasing learning potential.
  • Clean drinking water

    Clean drinking water

     HAF successfully addresses water access challenges for rural communities and schools throughout Morocco.
  • Women’s programs

    Women’s programs

    HAF projects work to combat the traditional socioeconomic marginalization of women by helping them identify their community needs and creating projects to achieve their goals.
  • Cultural diversity

    Cultural diversity

    HAF promotes intercultural partnerships and collaboration towards a common goal: sustainable human development.          
  • HA3: HAF’s social enterprise
     HAF’s award winning social enterprise covers the organic agriculture cycle from nurseries to market. Organic certification increases household incomes, and enables reinvestment into additional in human development projects.

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