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ProWorld Announces New Opportunities to Volunteer Abroad in Morocco
San Francisco, CA – February 22, 2012 – ProWorld, a social enterprise thatoffers volunteer, internship, and study abroad opportunities for individuals and custom groups in developing countries, is proud to announce new opportunities to volunteer abroad in Morocco. The ProWorld field office, located in Meknes, Morocco, near the capital, Rabat, will allow individuals interested in community development the opportunity to volunteer with local non-governmental organizations that mentor Moroccan youth, teach English, and help women develop vocational skills.
“Morocco is the crossroads of Africa, Europe and the Middle East, with mosques and tombs that date back to the ninth century, and an array of people and cultures who have made it their home,” said Richard A. Webb, founder of ProWorld. “By volunteering abroad in Morocco, ProWorld volunteers will experience a unique opportunity for personal reflection and insight into global communities beyond their own backyards.”
Opportunities to volunteer abroad in Morocco include:
- Mentoring Moroccan youth at a local NGO created to foster peace and understanding between the people of Morocco and America by leading art, music, theater or other extracurricular classes.
- Making a difference to women in Morocco by assisting trained professors and teachers with co-leading an English language course and assisting with vocational skills.
“In Morocco, 60% of women are illiterate, and half a million Moroccan children under 15 spend their days working instead of getting an education,” said Hajime Matsukata, program director, ProWorld. “ProWorld’s volunteer programs in Morocco are designed to help build a better future for women and children though support of local NGOs.”
Prior to launching projects in a new country, ProWorld establishes strong relationships with local community organizations, working together to determine how volunteers can make the largest impact. ProWorld’s staff of development experts live on-site in local communities year-round so they can best tailor projects to the needs of the local people.
ProWorld’s founders, Richard A. Webb and Nick Bryngelson, started ProWorld twelve years ago with the vision of creating sustainable change by working closely and collaboratively with local communities to connect them with global volunteers. ProWorld volunteer abroad opportunities are also offered in Belize, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Ghana, India, Mexico, Nepal, Peru, Philippines, and Thailand, and focus on important global issues: health, environment and social/economic development. To date, ProWorld volunteers have logged more than 800,000 hours of volunteer service and injected more than $7 million of needed capital into local economies.
ProWorld’s mission is to empower communities, promote social and economic development, conserve the environment, and cultivate educated compassionate global citizens.
ProWorld (www.proworldvolunteers.org) facilitates volunteer, internship, and study abroad opportunities for individuals and custom groups with community projects in developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. In 2009 National Geographic Adventure magazine listed ProWorld as one of its “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth.” ProWorld is a division of Intrax, a family of organizations that provide a lifetime of high quality educational, work and volunteer programs that connect people and cultures. Intrax is headquartered in San Francisco, California, with Intrax and ProWorld offices in 19 countries.