UNV Arab Youth Volunteering Award - Morocco Winners
GIVEN RECORD LEVELS OF YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT, AND POLITICAL AND SOCIAL INSTABILITY, YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE ARAB REGION AND AROUND THE WORLD NEED POSITIVE ROLE MODELS MORE THAN EVER.
When young people themselves provide those role models, in those who have overcome social exclusion, underemployment and poverty to bring about positive changes in their communities and countries, the effects are even more powerful.
This VIDEO features three young role models in Morocco: Lamia, Hiba and Redouane. They are the winners of the first UNV Youth Volunteering Award in Morocco, whose volunteer work focused on irrigation of a dry area, improving the living conditions in a remote village and providing pre-school teaching to impoverished communities has had a transformational impact on the communities that they served.
The award is part of UNV’s Arab Youth Volunteering for a Better Future project, which works to strengthen the ability of youth in the Arab region to participate actively in the development of their countries.