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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: CorpsAfrica recruits, trains and sends college-educated Africans to live in remote villages in their own countries to facilitate small-scale, high-impact projects that are identified by local people, along the lines of the Peace Corps model.

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

Direct beneficiaries per year: 70 Volunteers and 70 rural, high-poverty communities in four countries

Geographic areas served: Morocco, Senegal, Malawi and Rwanda

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

79 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 vanessa Rita chimutu

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Being a volunteer with cotps africa has made me look at life in a whole different way, its the little things you do , that touches and makes people's life better. Through the projects I am working with my community , I have learn working together as unit is more worth while than working alone. Cheers to corps africa for the great experience. Thank you

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

CorpsAfrica was a partner organization for my old job, and it was an honor to work with Liz and Hiba! As a Peace Corps Volunteer I've met some current CorpsAfrica volunteers, and they are so inspiring, talented, and driven. This organization is an example of using innovation and community-building for sustainable development and impactful exchange. Their continued growth and success benefits the countries they serve, empowers the volunteers, and makes our world better off overall. I hope that CorpsAfrica is recognized as a "great" nonprofit because its staff and volunteers already exceed this title in real life.

1 Mohammed E.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

There are no words to describe my intense gratitude for what I have learned and gained from my experience as a volunteer with CorpsAfrica/Maroc. A professional platform where I found my Trueself, where my mind and heart served others in the spirit of achieving good causes. I will always be indebted to CorpsAfrica!

1 Mourad A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When I joined CorpsAfrica in 2014 I had no ideas what I was getting myself into. Today I would say that CorpsAfrica is simply a life changing experiment and adventure. As an alumni of the organization I would like to pay it forward and spread the word about CorpsAfrica as a leading NGO in Africa with so much potential for great successes in community debelopmebt.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

CorpsAfrica is a noble experience that makes a remote village open its eyes and bring light themselves by the guiding of CorpsAfrica volunteers. It is a non-profite organisation that changes the lives of million people by giving the opportunity to young youth to volunteer in thier homeland in rural areas. it is a chance for them to know thier own country and to make positive change in it.
CorpsAfrica volunteers build the capacities of future role models and great leaders in thier communities through thier direct skills transfer and trainings. also, implementing sustainable projects is the secret behind the secret of its success and make it a redefined-developement.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

CorpsAfrica is a unique and wonderful organization. Taking the best parts of the Peace Corps and translating that model into an opportunity for Africans helping each other was a stroke of genius. The CorpsAfrica program is a win-win: inspiring volunteers and providing concrete aid to their fellow Africans. I can't recommend it more highly.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

CorpsAfrica is a unique organization that works with not just for the countries and citizens where it currently operates--in Morocco, Malawi and Senegal.
It is truly Africans helping Africans. In the short run the volunteers work within their own countries to learn the needs of rural communities and facilitate projects. In the long run it develops youth as leaders within their own countries who will make lives better for themselves and their fellow countryman.

2 Adrian V.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

CorpsAfrica is a great organization with a fantastic group of hard-working, capable, and creative employees/volunteers. Obviously, CorpsAfrica does superb work; what sets the organization apart from the many other non-profits I have observed, however, is an ability to effectively channel passions into clear results for so many communities in Morocco, Senegal, and Malawi.

3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I had an unforgetable experience during my intervention in a Project Development session as an Internationa Expert strategic Planning M&E Specialist in All Countie CorpsAfrica Conference 2016 in Casablanca Morocco .
I had so much emotion, positive energy and warm welcome from all Corpsafrica Staff and Volunteers from Morocco, Senegal,Malawi And USA, specialy during the volunteers projects presentations and their commitment to serve their communities.
The cherry on the cake is the birth of CorpsAfrica Morocco Junior, Moroccan Kids that are ready to put a smile on every face this is CorpsAfrica I know and wish you all the best.
Lhassan Boutejdir
International Expert

3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is an amazing organization with great, hard-working staff. It helps people to work on development within their own countries and the staff does everything they can to empower the volunteers. It is fantastic in theory and in execution.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Corpsafrica is a NGO with new approaches that can help Africa to develop by its own sons.
As a younster i think its a mean that permit me to be debtful to my country which has done many things to make me someone today.

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I met the founder of CorpsAfrica, Liz Fanning, at its inception in 2011, and I was immediately drawn to the enormous potential such an organization could have in a continent that dwells on understanding and cooperation. I admire the sense of ownership CorpsAfrica gives to its volunteers and its commitment to empowering communities in need by giving them a chance to be a part of the growth and evolution of their very own countries.

As an African myself, I am honored to see CorpsAfrica's work in action in high-poverty communities in Morocco that are in dire need of assistance in education, small business development and basic infrastructure.

Liz Fanning had a veritable vision of the potential for growth for Morocco and the African continent at large, a vision that would highlight the wealth of our communties and allow for considerable development, stability and sustainability.

3 Khalil J.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

CorpsAfrica is a phenomenal organization with a wonderful vision: training and placing locals in high-poverty areas within their host country to empower communities.

Having host-country nationals train and teach their own people is the most impactful way to truly providing sustainable development within local communities, and CorpsAfrica does this tremendously well.

I highly recommend any person interested in giving back to their own communities to apply to be a CorpsAfrica volunteer!

6

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

CorpsAfrica is a phenomenal organization! As a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer from Morocco, I love seeing firsthand the amazing work they are doing to instill the spirit of volunteerism and community development in Morocco and now Senegal and Malawi. This organization is the future of youth and civic engagement and working to make our communities better. The staff motivates the CorpsAfrica volunteers to serve and work to make a positive change in their country. The caliber of the volunteers selected is first rate and the short term and long term impact that they are making is exceptional.