Mohamed El Allaouy

2023 IVLP Impact Award Project: Environmental YouthMorocco

Mohamed El Allaouy is a teacher of primary education who has been affiliated with the Moroccan Ministry of National Education since 2010. He is a graduate of Ibn Zohr University, Department of Earth and Universe Sciences. Mohamed serves as president of the Tizzigzoute Association for Environment and Development and works as an activist for the Peace Corps Life Skills Program. He has also worked at the Environmental Club at the Tazarine Youth House since 2018. Mohamed currently works at the Ministry of National Education, Primary Education and Sports.

IVLP Impact Award Project: Environmental Youth

Mohamed's project had a profound impact on 60 young people, equipping them with knowledge about environmental elements, their threats, and viable solutions at local, national, and global levels. Through a series of workshops covering topics such as recycling, water conservation, ecological diversity, desertification, soil degradation, and environmental journalism, participants gained a comprehensive understanding of pressing environmental issues.

In addition to workshops, Mohamed organized cleaning campaigns and tree planting events, resulting in the planting of approximately 200 trees. These practical activities not only contributed to environmental conservation but also fostered a sense of responsibility and stewardship among participants.

Furthermore, the project facilitated the creation of environmental murals, serving as visual reminders of the importance of environmental preservation within the community. Additionally, Mohamed organized four environmental trips, providing students with firsthand experiences in the ecotourism sector and further enhancing their environmental education.

"The beneficiaries of these activities will be messengers for their families to protect the environment." - Mohamed El Allaouy

IVLP Exchange Experience 

Mohamed was a participant in the IVLP Project Engaging Youth through Performing Arts, organized by the U.S. Department of State and World Learning.

Mohamed's exchange experience led to the development of his IVLP Impact Award Project: "[IVLP] gave me the opportunity to see the huge amount of work being done by governmental and non-governmental institutions in the United States in order to fight all the causes of climate change, whether by raising awareness or by making decisive political and economic decisions."

U.S. Communities Visited

Washington, DC; New York City, NY; Akron, OH; Pittsburgh, PA; Dallas, TX

Country: Morocco 

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