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CorpsAfrica

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Economic Development, International, International Economic Development, Job Training, Microfinance, Philanthropy, Voluntarism Promotion, Youth Community Service Clubs

Mission: Community projects by and for africans

Target demographics: provide a leadership and participatory community development opportunities in Africa

Direct beneficiaries per year: 43 Volunteers and 43 rural, high-poverty communities in three countries

Geographic areas served: Morocco, Senegal and Malawi

Programs: Launching CorpsAfrica's first offices in Morocco, Senegal and Malawi, building partnerships with government, ngos and universities, recruiting volunteers, identifying and placing them in communities, and beginning community projects.

Community Stories

69 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

SteveCarlson

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a member of Rotary International and am leading a project to build an irrigation aqueduct in my former Peace Corps village in Morocco's High Atlas Mountains. We have engaged Corps Africa to provide the "boots on the ground" support in the village to help coordinate and oversee the project. Corps Africa volunteers Hamza Aboubaigi (second from left in first photo) and Mustafa Essalai (on right, in red) have been instrumental in developing the plan for the project. While I previously lived in the same village 20 years ago, I would not have identified the criteria for the project as Hamza and Mustafa were able to figure out shortly after arriving on site. Our success will be Corps Africa's success (inshallah!).

Abd El Hamid H.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

my story with CorpsAfrica began in 2016 as a volunteer; I spent one year serving in a remote village in the region of Eljadida/Morocco. It was such a great experience full of lessons and self improvement. with Corpsafrica i have had the opportunity to serve and give back to my country. currently, I am a volunteer support with CA/maroc; i am still learning alot of things and enhancing my capacities. CorpsAfrica is the example of NGOs that ones must go through.

1 Teena C.

Advisor

Rating: 5

Great Non-profit that builds the capacity of leaders of African countries.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Corpsafrica is effected in my life , it's making you feel better to keep going in that field ,as well as it has a big role to develop the rural areas and change many things there.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

During my time in Peace Corps Morocco, I engaged with a lot of Corps Africa volunteers who were doing really amazing work in their communities and being of service. I think Corps Africa does a really great job of harnessing local talent and training members to be in the best possible position to give back to others. Keep it up!

Amadou Alpha B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It gave me the chance to discover myself through volunteer and the capability I ignored for helping vulnerable people in a refugee camp.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great nonprofit that give a rare experiential platform to young locals to learn how to facilitate change at the grassroot level.

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Donor

Rating: 5

CorpsAfrica is an inspirational organization! As a former Peace Corps volunteer, I love seeing many of my host country national counterparts I worked with be able to volunteer in their country (similar to AmeriCorps). It is giving these young people the skills they need to be successful leaders in their communities. The staff at CorpsAfrica are hardworking and dedicated to the mission of the organization. The CorpsAfrica volunteers are inspiring, passionate, and changing their local and global communities. CorpsAfrica is constantly growing and expanding to new countries in Africa; this expansion and partnership among young African leaders is inspiring and the future of grassroots development.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a CorpsAfrica Volunteer, I am currently having a life-changing experience. One which is not only helping me to grow professionally, but which is teaching me to become a more humane/empathetic and critical person. Also a more useful citizen of the world, and my country. Apply to CorpsAfrica!

1 Soukaina Saber B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am CorpsAfrica Volunteer for 2018-2019 and My expérience justify a Great Work to involve Rural Developemnt ans to get rural people useful for there communities

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

CorpsAfrica gives me an opportunity as a young African to participate in the development of my continent. As a Senegalese, this is my second experience in Morroco after Senegal. What gave me the desire to come to Morocco this year is my satisfaction and my pride, after seeing the living conditions of my host community in Senegal improved thanks to CorpsAfrica's actions. In Morocco I live with a new community as a full member, I'am identifying with them their everyday problems and I am more than committed to improve them with the help of CorpsAfrica.

1 Selma B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Excellent place to be a volunteer. I had a great experience at CorpsAfrica's event at the Moroccan Embassy in Washington D.C. They are doing an amazing job.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first heard of CorpsAfrica from a former Moroccan volunteer, and I later became connected with the organization as a volunteer in Washington, DC. I've seen and heard the incredible transformative impact that CorpsAfrica has on its volunteers and the communities they serve.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

CorpsAfrica experience has completely changed my life and helped me to grow up personally and professionally.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I've been a supporter of CorpsAfrica virtually since it's inception. I love its ideal of sending young volunteers, mostly from cities, out into rural areas, which are generally totally foreign to these young people. I think the practice of having/helping local people decide on what they most need that CorpsAfrica can help them achieve AND insisting that they provide significant input (venue, labor, material, etc) to the realization of the project is exactly what's needed to encourage development that is truly sustainable. I've also been happy to see young Moroccans volunteering to work in other African countries. This was one of the goals in the beginning, & I'm encouraged to see it working.

ndewing

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have closely followed CorpsAfrica in Senegal. As a former Peace Corps volunteer and staff in Senegal I have seen how the CorpsAfrica volunteers exceed the expectations that we had of our Volunteers. Its an amazing program having meaningful impact on the communities where these dedicated volunteers serve. It gives one hope for sustainable development in Africa and pride in the youth of today

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

CorpsAfrica is an amazing initiative and even more so movement in Africa. Based on the US Peace Corps model is has developed volunteer programs in Morocco, Malawi and Senegal ~ Africans helping Africans. CorpsAfrica started by a former Peace Corps Volunteer offers a similar transformative experience to emerging young leaders in Africa – giving them the chance to be a part of the solution for their own countries.

As a volunteer facilitator, I recently participated in CorpsAfrica's all~countries Conference in Morocco. It was a moving experience for me being a part of this Conference. Young Moroccan, Malawian and Senegalese volunteers came together to learn, participate, share, eat and experience Morocco together ~ developing lifelong friendships. I saw firsthand how their volunteer experience in African villages and small towns have transformed them into confident and compassionate adults that believe that they can make a difference and together can seek solutions for many of the pressing issues in their countries. Listening to their stories on the work they are doing and the impact that they have on the people they are serving, and even more the impact that their experiences have on them, was a hopeful opening into a world where many African youth are disenfranchised and hold little hope. These young adults give one hope for a bright future! CorpsAfrica is able to tap the idealism and energy of young people and give them confidence and optimism – while at the same time giving them the transformative experience similar to that of Peace Corps volunteers – helping to shape their view of the world and their own future.
My hat goes off to this movement and I hope that CorpsAfrica will be able to expand its vision into many other African countries. Its a NGO that deserves to be ranked as one of the best as its work developing its volunteer programs and alumni association is unparalleled. The impact this small NGO has had on Africa is already large and impressive!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Corps Africa is an organization that strives to meet a crucial need. Corps Africa operates from a belief that these countries and their citizens do not need the help of foreign aid or personnel to achieve their goals but that these countries already have the capable talent and simply need connection and access to resources. Corps Africa fosters dignified relationships and provides the skilled youth an opportunity to serve their country. Corps Africa's ambitious goals and skilled staff have the capability of making a strong and lasting impact to make this world a better place.

Donor

Rating: 5

I donate to CorpsAfrica because I believe in their mission of empowering the youth of Africa!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, it is inspiring to see an organization like CorpsAfrica providing the same opportunity to Africans that I had. Development in Africa should be led by Africans and that is exactly what CorpsAfrica is working toward.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

CorpsAfrica is the right way to do development: empowering local communities to solve their own problems. The volunteers lead change by engaging people in conversations and facilitating community meetings to identify and address changing and complex local needs in education, health, small business development, urban planning, and infrastructure