Library for 10,000 Moroccan Berbers

 
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  • Library for 10,000 Moroccan Berbers has received 1 donation
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  • Library for 10,000 Moroccan Berbers has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.
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  • Library for 10,000 Moroccan Berbers has received 1 donation
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  • Library for 10,000 Moroccan Berbers has received 1 donation
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  • Library for 10,000 Moroccan Berbers has received 6 donations
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  • Library for 10,000 Moroccan Berbers posted a progress report
    Progress comes in all shapes and sizes.
    By - Cloe Erickson - Program Manager
    After a couple of years of negotiations with locals and the local association Amezray SMNID, the Atlas Cultural Foundation has started into the next phase of the project. It was imperative for us to have written agreements about the final phase of the project as well as management of the project after construction. With...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Library for 10,000 Moroccan Berbers posted a progress report
    Final Construction Phase Slated for March
    By - Cloe Erickson - Program Manager
    Once the winter snow melts and the weather improves enough to begin construction, estimated March, we will begin the final phase of the Library project. Over the past few years there have been a number of successes and also challenges getting this project to the final phase. We are grateful for our helpful local partners...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Library for 10,000 Moroccan Berbers posted a progress report
    Community Computer Training
    By - Cloe Erickson - Program Director
    Computer training brings technical skills to community members and officials. ACF staff member Chafiya Id Hammou works with a member of the town council. In partnership with Association Amezray SMNID and a group of Montana State University students ACF hosted a week-long computer training from March 10 until March 18. The...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Library for 10,000 Moroccan Berbers has received 22 donations
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  • Library for 10,000 Moroccan Berbers posted a progress report
    No power on earth that will stop education.
    By - Cloe Medina Erickson - Project Director
    Meet Fadma Ait Mouha:“As long as I am alive there is no power on earth that can stop my daughters from finishing their schooling.”Fadma Ait Mouha, 31 years old, was born in Zawiya Ahansal and lives in the region’s central village of Aguddim. She married Hmad when she was 16 years old and has now been...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Library for 10,000 Moroccan Berbers posted a progress report
    Library enters final phase of project!
    By - Cloe Medina Erickson - Project Director
    The past year has been devoted to developing management and fiscal responsibility documents between the building owners and local association. Now with those documents in place, we will be able to finalize the desin of the reading and computer rooms and begin construction of the third and final phase of the project. Here is...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Library for 10,000 Moroccan Berbers posted a progress report
    Girls' Scholarship and Tutoring Program
    By - Cloe Medina Erickson - Project Manager
    We are very excited to announce the foundation of a girls' scholarship and community tutoring program that will compliment the community library.  In parnership with the Iqra Fund and the local Association Amezray SMNID we will be launching the program in 2012.  The first group of scholarship girls will begin...
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  • Library for 10,000 Moroccan Berbers has received 22 donations
    • 3 years ago
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  • Library for 10,000 Moroccan Berbers posted a progress report
    Community Finalizes Library Management Plan
    By - Cloe Medina Erickson - Project Manager
    The local association, Amezray SMNID and the owners of the igherm have reached the final stage of drafting the library's management plan. Once this management plan is signed by both the association, the igherm owners, and project manager, Cloe Medina Erickson, the final stage of construction can begin. This spring the...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Library for 10,000 Moroccan Berbers posted a progress report
    2011 Field Work begins
    By - Cloe Medina Erickson - Project Manager
    I arrived in Zawiya Ahansal, Morocco a few days ago to oversee the field work for the next three months.  The first week or two in country is always busy with administration and paperwork. Yesterday we solidified an official partnership agreement between Atlas Cultural Foundation and the local association Amezray...
    • 3 years ago
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    • CBoone
      CBoone I love this project-Such a great way to let people know we care and to show our respect for their culture, their efforts.
      • 3 years ago
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  • Library for 10,000 Moroccan Berbers posted a progress report
    Moroccan Ministry of Culture partnership approval!
    By - Cloe Medina Erickson - Project Manager
    I am very pleased to announce that the Moroccan Ministry of Culture has approved our partnership proposal.  They have agreed to fund the restoration of a second igherm in the region (there are eight historic igherms). Work on this igherm will begin in April of 2011.  The community is currently deciding on the best...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Library for 10,000 Moroccan Berbers posted a progress report
    Project expands to include women and newborn healt
    By - Cloe Medina Erickson - Program Manager
    October 4, 2010 By Cloe Medina Erickson, Project Manager Over the past six years I have had the opportunity to work intimately with locals on the Igherm Restoration Project in the remote region of Zawiya Ahansal, Morocco.  We have successfully restored one of the region's eight igherms (fortified granaries) and are in...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Library for 10,000 Moroccan Berbers has received 18 donations
    • 4 years ago
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  • Library for 10,000 Moroccan Berbers posted a progress report
    Exterior Renovation Complete!
    By - Cloe Medina Erickson - Project Manager
    I just returned from nearly four months working in the field. It was an extremely successful trip on numerous levels. We finished the exterior renovation of the igherm including the martoub (stucco finish), new roofs and reconstruction of the six original decorative towers. The local association Amezray SMNID has...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Library for 10,000 Moroccan Berbers posted a progress report
    Restoration Resumes
    By - Cloe Medina Erickson - Project Manager
    The harsh winter of Morocco’s Central High Atlas Mountains is waning and restoration of the igherm is now able to resume for the nest two and a half months. Our goals for this period include completing the martoub (exterior stucco finish), refurbishing the traditional wood and clay roofs and rebuilding the six...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Library for 10,000 Moroccan Berbers posted a progress report
    Spring '10 Construction Preparations
    By - Cloe Medina Erickson - Project Director
    While the region has been blanketed in cold and snowy weather the project team has been busy preparing for this spring and summer's work to begin. Construction on the igherm is slated to restart April 1. First, the team of local craftsmen will finish the martoub, protective lime plaster coating, on the exterior of the...
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    • Laurie
      Laurie truly enjoy glimpsing into this project that i first read about in Saudi Aramco World. Thanks!
      • 4 years ago
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  • Library for 10,000 Moroccan Berbers posted a progress report
    13 Computers Donated to Library
    By - Cloe Medina Erickson - Project Manager
    Thanks to Dell, the 50x15 Foundation, and The Nobelity Project for donating five new laptops and eight new OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) computers to the library. The Dell laptops were delivered to Morocco last week and the OLPC's will arrive in the spring. The computers will be available for use in the library's community...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Library for 10,000 Moroccan Berbers posted a progress report
    The Nobelity Project, Dell and 50x15 donate computers to library.
    By - Cloe Medina Erickson - Project Director
    Thanks to The Nobelity Project, Dell, and the 50×15 foundation for donating 13 computers to the library! Through the Nobelity Project, a certified 501(c)3 education and action non-profit, 8 OLPC’s and 4 laptops have been donated for use in the community room of the library. The computers will be used to teach locals,...
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  • Library for 10,000 Moroccan Berbers has received 34 donations
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  • Library for 10,000 Moroccan Berbers posted a progress report
    Summer '09 Update
    By - Cloe Medina Erickson - Project Director
    Project Director, Cloe Medina Erickson, recently returned from Morocco after two busy and productive months on the Igherm Restoration and Library Project. The highlights of the trip included a visit from Salima Naji, a Moroccan architect and anthropologist who specializes in rammed earth architecture and the restoration of...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Library for 10,000 Moroccan Berbers posted a progress report
    Site Utility Installation
    By - Cloe Medina Erickson - Project DIrector
    Throughout the winter local project manager Youssef Jini worked with the Amzrai tribe to install running water on site. The water comes from a spring in the near by foothills; use was granted to us by the owner of the spring for the lifetime of the library. The water is important because it is necessary for mixing the...
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  • Library for 10,000 Moroccan Berbers has received 27 donations
    • 6 years ago
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  • Library for 10,000 Moroccan Berbers posted a progress report
    New Project Website
    By - Cloe Medina Erickson - Project Manager
    Please visit the new project website and blog for the most up-to-date information and project status. The most recent information added to the website is a copy of the As-Built Drawings from the Spring '08 Site Assessment Trip. Enjoy and visit often!
    • 6 years ago
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  • Library for 10,000 Moroccan Berbers posted a progress report
    Spring ’08 Site Assessment
    By - Cloe Medina Erickson - Project Manager
    Project Manager Cloe Medina Erickson and Architectural Consultant Todd Smith recently returned from an inspirational and productive visit to the project site in Zawiya Ahansal, Morocco. Cloe and Todd worked with local Project Manager Youssef Jini to accomplish the following goals: • Perform a full site and building...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Library for 10,000 Moroccan Berbers posted a progress report
    Article and video about project region.
    By - Cloe Medina Erickson - Project Manager
    An article and video about the project region has just been posted to Saudi Aramco World Magazine's website. The article focuses on the growing impact and change which is occurring due to tourism and outside influence.
    • 6 years ago
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    • Diana
      Diana There is nothing like more information on a project like this. What a wonderful, beautifully done article and video. It really brings the project and this part of the world right into our home and makes us feel the importance of the project for these people who expect so little from the world
      • 6 years ago
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  • Library for 10,000 Moroccan Berbers posted a progress report
    Library restoration begins.
    By - Cloe Medina Erickson - Project Manager
    Because of the generous donations received through GlobalGiving’s partnership with Erickson Creative Group initial restoration of the Kasbah, which will house the regional library, is beginning! In April, I will travel to the village of Amzrai with an architectural consultant in order to complete a detailed assessment...
    • 7 years ago
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  • Library for 10,000 Moroccan Berbers posted a progress report
    Local inspiration fuels project expansion.
    By - Cloe Medina Erickson - Project Manager
    Numerous developments have arisen during the last month as a result of Moroccan locals' commitment and excitement for this partnership with Erickson Creative Group. The village of Amzrai has donated land and their historic Kasbah to the project for restoration and location of the regional library. In addition, 24 families...
    • 7 years ago
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      • 4 years ago
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    • Tess
      Tess A far cry from the hustle and bustle of the sea-resorts.In the depth of the Moroccan Sahara with Berbers as guidesIn the souks of Marrakech or Ouarzazate where you are to witness savoir-faire and relish the mysteries of ancient crafts together with the enticing flavors of a colorful cuisine.The Atlas peaks winding their... Read more »
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  • Library for 10,000 Moroccan Berbers has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
    • 7 years ago
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  • Library for 10,000 Moroccan Berbers has received 12 donations
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Cloe Medina Erickson

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Livingston, MT United States

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