Join us for our Winter Volunteer Morocco program December 19th to January 1st, 2015 or December 27th to January 9th, 2015. To reserve your spot contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, please watch this video
Interested students please email us for an application and once reviewed for basic qualifications, are accepted to the program on a first-come, first serve basis
Where: The city of Agadir, Morocco and countryside north of Agadir (1 week in each location).
Qualifications: No medical experience is necessary (although it is helpful and will allow you more opportunities to work with Moroccan healthcare professionals.) We train you to take blood pressure, blood sugar measurements, and give eye tests.
The winter 2014 trip is organized into 2 components: rural volunteering and urban volunteering. The first week of the program is in the Moroccan country-side. Volunteers “live” in the countryside during this week, staying in a traditional desert-rock home, enjoying authentic village-prepared food. Participants get to work, hands-on, with Moroccan doctors and nurses during our rural health clinics. They also participate in several school and village projects ( farming, teaching English/Math). Volunteer Morocco has a well-established relationship with the hospital and the folks in the country-side so students participating in the trip get to experience Morocco in a unique context, from a position of trust. The second part of the trip is in the city of Agadir where volunteers work in a 500-bed hospital or clinic and learn about the health care delivery system in a developing nation as well as working with doctors and nurses. There is also volunteer work in a hospital run orphanage.
Those participating in the trip are able to work on projects depending on their experience. In the past, our nurses and more experienced students/volunteers gave shots, sutured, delivered babies, prepared prescriptions, checked blood pressure, blood sugar, started IVs, etc. They were able to work directly with docs, nurses and pharmacists.
The strength of this program is that it is highly supported (translators, staff, full meal plan, hotels/hostels, excellent programming) and students leave Morocco feeling they have truly made a difference in the lives of Moroccans. We also plan a good deal of sight-seeing opportunities - you can't visit Morocco without seeing some of the fascinating cultural sights!
VOLUNTEER MOROCCO PROMOTES COMPUTER LITERACY IN RURAL MOROCCO
Volunteer Morocco recently collaborated with EWA school on our computer literacy program. The event was held in an elementary school in Aghrood village, Morocco. EWA guides students to future careers in computer and internet based technology. For more information visit their website: (www.ewa.ma)
1st PLACE: Erin Fallon
2nd PLACE: Emily Adams
1st PLACE: Ross Warner
2nd PLACE: Nathan Allen
Summer program enrollment is open.
Summer Volunteer Morocco Program June2th 27, to June 15th, 2013.
MCPHS Pre-Med Societys 3rd annual 5K Race/Walk for Morocco, Boston MA, 4/9/2011
5-K MCPHS RACE/WALK to raise money for supplies and medical equipment for VM-sponsored rural health clinics in Morocco. MCPHS students and volunteers will be partnering with Moroccandoctors nurses and pharmacists to provide health care to over 700 villagersdoctors, nurses and pharmacists to provide health care to over 700 villagers during the clinics.
Please pre-register by clicking here, no money is needed to pre-register:
Registration will begin at 8:00am and Race will start at 9:30am
$15 to pre-register and $18 day of the race at: D.C.R Artesani Play Ground, 1255 Soldiers Field
2011 Winter Program Concludes
The 2010-2011 Volunteer Morocco program concludes as US students return home. The volunteers spent two weeks volunteering in the rural village of Riad Imsouanne, Telilt, and in the city of Agadir. The volunteer work in organizing rural health clinics included processing patients in the village of Telilt, taking blood pressure, blood glucose reading, assisting with logistics in planning the health clinic, assisting villagers with farming, tilling, and tree planting, fluoride treatments and oral/ dental hygiene in Assaka school, volunteering at Hassan II Hospital in Agadir, and taking care of children in the orphanage.
The volunteers also visited the cities of Marrakesh and Essouirra and enjoyed mountain biking, hiking, and spending time in the markets.
To join us for our summer program in June 2011, please contact email@example.com.
Volunteer Morocco is pleased to announce the launch of its Learning Room Project
Myriam Assaadi, a McLean, Virginia high school sophomore, sponsors a Learning Room to honor her grandfather.
She calls her project "Lahcen's Legacy." Please see http://volunteermorocco.org/learning_room_project for more information.
2010 Summer Volunteer Morocco Program Concludes
"I was able to experience so much hands on medical action that I would have had to wait at least 2 years to do at my medical school hospital, and even more important, I really felt like I was interacting with and helping the people I met in the clinics and hospital. I also felt fortunate to have the opportunity to see so much of the country from a real perspective that I would have never seen as a tourist." - Catherine H., volunteer summer 2010.
June 21, 2010. The 2010 Summer Volunteer Morocco program concludes today as the students board their flights back to the US. The students spent nearly two weeks experiencing both rural and urban Morocco and volunteering in health clinics, schools, and Hassan II Hospital. Volunteer Morocco and their volunteers sponsored a rural rural health clinic, a road race, and a tooth brush clinic to encourage good health in Moroccan youth.
5K Race was a success!
On April 18, 2010, Olympic Double Gold medalist Hicham El Guerrouj and 4-time Chicago Marathon winner Khalid Khannouchi joined Volunteer Morocco and the MCPHS Pre-Med Society 5K "Race for Morocco" to help raise money for the medical equipment for Morocco.
Volunteer Morocco would like to thank all of the volunteers and runners who made the day possible.
Men's Division Winner: Yassine Zaimi, age: 21, 1st place with a time of 15.58.
Women's Division Winners: Monica Alters and Milly Chatman, tied for 1st with a time of 22.25.
Thank you for joining us.
Date: Sunday, April 18, 2010 Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
REGISTRATION BEGINS AT 1:30 PM. To meet Hicham El Guerrouj, please arrive by 1:30 as the race starts at 2:00 pm. Khalid Khannouchi will arrive at 4:00 pm.
Location: Artesani Playground Street: 1255 Soldiers Field Road City/Town: Brighton, MA
5-K MCPHS RACE/WALK to raise money to send medical equipment to Morocco.
Date and Time: Sunday, April 18, 2010, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM, on-site registration will begin at 1:30 PM
Location:Artesani Playground, 1255 Soldiers Field Road, Brighton, MA
Registration is $15.00 and payments can be made on the day of the race. Acceptable payments are cash or check, which can be made payable to MCPHS. If you would like to make an additional donation, those checks can directly be made out to IMEC.
Please see our 2008 Summer video!
MCPHS Pre-med club announces 5K race to raise money to send medical equipment to Morocco. The race is planned for April 18, 2010. Please register to race/walk . https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dFczdWZWWU1SRWo2VXk2cGFHVmFXa1E6MA
Summer Trip planned for June 9-21, 2010. Orientation to be announced. Accepting applications now. To request an application, please contact Jessica.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winter 2009/2010 Trip planned for December 27 - Jan 8, 2010. Orientation to be announced. Accepting applications now. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
July 10, 2009. Agadir, Morocco. RURAL COMPUTER LITERACY PROGRAM LAUNCHED. Volunteer Morocco has established a Rural Computer Literacy (RCL). 13-years old Ayoub El Madi has been chosen as the program's youth leader. He will travel to various rural villages in Morocco - Assaka, Ighaln, Ighil - to teach elementary through high school aged youth how to use current operating systems, Microsoft Office, and internet browsers. These youths can in turn promote computer proficiency to their families and friends. Volunteer Morocco is collecting used laptops to be used in the program. If you would like to donate a laptop, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 2009 Programhas concluded successfully. Please see "Latest Update" tab for pictures and updates.
Friday, May 1, 2009
Congratulations everyone,our 40-foot shipping container of medical equipment is going to be packed at IMECin North Andover and shipped out tomorrow. It will pass through the port in New York and travel across the Atlantic over the next 3 weeks to arrive in Agadir, Morocco. 3 villages in Morocco will receive life-saving medical equipment worth $295,000.
All are welcome to join us for the final loading of the "Medical Equipment for Morocco" container tomorrow morning at the loading dock, starting at 9:00 am.
International Medical Equipment Collaborative
1600 Osgood Street North Andover, MA 01845
Interested students please email us for an application and once reviewed for basic qualifications, are accepted to the program on a first-come, first serve basis.