ACF supports a number of full time and part time staff in Morocco. These individuals are in integral part of program oversight, development and implementation on the ground.
Ayoub Ouameurosaid, In-country Assistant Manager Ouameurosaid has worked with ACF since 2009 as a Berber-Arabic-English translator. In 2011 he was promoted to the in-country assistant manager position. With a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Agadir Ouameurosaid has used his impeccable language skills in government meetings with the Moroccan Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education resulting in official partnerships for ACF. He represents ACF on the ground and is the vital link between our in-country programming and the ACF board. He is responsible for program oversight, data collection, research and financial oversight of all program partners. Born and raised in a small village outside of Ouarzazate he is familiar with the challenges of rural life in Morocco and is passionate about furthering the mission of ACF.
Youssef Oulcadi, President Association Amezray SMNID Oulcadi was born and raised in Zawiya Ahansal. One of the few people from the region to achieve higher education Youssef graduate from university with a degree in chemistry. He has been a licensed mountain guide throughout Morocco for over a decade and has spent time training in France. Oulcadi founded the registered Moroccan Association Amezray SMNID with the goal of improving the quality of life for his home region. He is ACF’s liaison with the Moroccan government and local tribes and successfully negotiated the management documents with 25 semi-nomadic families for the adaptive reuse of the Amezray Igherm (fortified granary) into a community center and library.
Mohammad Farouq, Cultural Preservation ForemanFarouq began working with ACF founder, Cloe Erickson, in 2009 on the restoration of the Amezray Igherm. Hailed as the most talented craftsmen in the region Farouq oversees a crew of 15 men on ACF’s restoration projects. Farouq is strict about adhering to ACF and the Moroccan Ministry of Culture’s preservation standards resulting in praise from the National Office of Heritage in Rabat, Morocco.
Chafiya Id Hammou, In-country Health and Education Program Assistant Ms. Id Hammou grew up in Ouarzazate on the eastern slope of the Atlas Mountains and has been working with ACF since 2010 as a Berber-Arabic-English translator. Id Hammou graduated from the University of Agadir University with a Bachelor’s degree in English. Id Hammou facilitates the development and implementation of ACF’s health and education programs.
Zahira Hekkane, In-country Health and Education Program Assistant Ms. Hekkane is from the Moroccan village of Ouarzazate and holds a Bachelor’s in English from the University of Agadir. Hekkane has been working with ACF since 2010 as a Berber-Arabic-English translator. Hekkane facilitates the development and implementation of ACF’s health and education programs.