The High Atlas Foundation (HAF) encourages and stimulates sustainable grassroots development in Morocco, in predominantly rural disadvantaged communities. Its participatory method involves beneficiaries in every step of the development process. With HAF-trained facilitators, community members identify and prioritize goals, as they choose their first major project. They also play an active role in program implementation, monitoring and evaluation. With HAF’s guidance and training, local residents, themselves, create their life-transforming activities and carry them into the future.
HAF is a U.S. 501(c)(3) organization and a Moroccan non-profit association. Since 2011 HAF has Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.
Building upon the relationships and knowledge gained during their years of service in rural Morocco, former Peace Corps volunteers founded HAF in 2000 in order to use their combined experience to further benefit the Moroccan people. HAF is led by its Board of Directors and Operational Team of Moroccans and Americans, and has a highly distinguished Advisory Board.