Archive for April, 2011

Job opportunity: Cameroon RPCVs

April 22nd, 2011 by admin

JOB DESCRIPTION

Morocco Exchange Ltd.

Nonprofit organization for cross cultural education

Job Posting: Morocco Exchange is looking for a RPCV for the short-term position of Program Leader. RPCVs must have and COSed before September 1, 2011 and must not be COSing early to begin the position.

About us: Morocco Exchange is an intercultural immersion program developed in response to the world political situation after September 11. Its main aim is to bring American and Moroccan students together building bridges of genuine human connection between the Muslim and Western worlds. We serve American college students on study abroad programs in Spain through facilitating intensive Morocco journeys of outer and inner discovery. Over the past six years Morocco Exchange organized over 250 programs with more than 3800 participants.

Tasks: Job entails facilitating 5-7 educational four-day programs per semester for the time periods of September 15-December 15, 2011 and January 15-May 15, 2012. Each program includes 12-16 American college-age students.

Salary: Euro 350 per facilitated four day program (approx. 5-7 programs per semester) and additional bonus (end of the year)

Requirements:
RPCV or former Fulbright scholar in Morocco
Proficiency in at least one Moroccan language (Darija or French preferred)
Leadership experience
A desire to introduce students to Morocco and Moroccan culture and a passion to build bridges between the United States and the Arab world
A true team player who can work well with others and contribute to a supportive team

Further details: please visit our website www.moroccoexchange.com, view the short film about our programs and send resume and statement of interest to Project Manager (and Morocco RPCV 2007-2009) Katy Rosenbaum at katy@moroccoexchange.org.

FOC In the News

April 12th, 2011 by admin

Beacon Broadside mentions Friends of Cameroon in post, check it out here

Cameroon Project on Kickstarter.com

April 5th, 2011 by admin

I just returned to the US two weeks ago, after 2 1/2 years in Cameroon as a Peace Corps agroforestry volunteer. While I was there, I became friends a lot of the talented artists at the Garoua Alliance Franco-Camerounaise. One such group was Wam Kara, who was one of the best groups, music and performancewise, that I saw during my time in Cameroon. They are incredibly talented and popular, yet lack the funds to produce their album. Coming home, I decided to work on raising the money so that they can produce their album and become better known throughout Cameroon.

The project is on Kickstarter.com, and there are about 30 days left in the campaign to raise the money. Our goal is to raise about $1800. So far we have one tenth of that. People visit the site, look at the project, and if they are so moved, donate money online towards the project. It would be great if I could get it out to a larger audience of Cameroon friends!

Here is the address to the project: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1003034960/wam-karas-first-album-release?ref=live
Thank you so much!

Elizabeth Moore