Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane - SHSS Graduate Handbook

Civic Engagement Partners

Please click below for the Civic Engagement Partners: 

Campus Community Partners


Independent Project

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Get Inspired!

You will find here a selection of stories, photographs, videos, news articles, captions, fieldwork reports and more by or about Al Akhawayn students involved in community development either as a result of fulfilling their 60-hour fieldwork placement for our core curriculum Community Involvement Program or simply as active citizens within civil society. 

Success Stories

Prizes & Awards

Newspaper Articles

 CIP Fieldwork Reports and Quotes


Experience Sharing Roundtables

Our opening question in the post fieldwork experience sharing roundtables is generally,

“How would you represent yourself, the role that you played or the experience you encountered out in the field through a visual image or symbol?”

Below are a few students’ reactions to this question. We give them two minutes to do the drawing.

Two Worlds:

This student described her experience as though coming from two different worlds, where we think of ourselves in a separate sphere from “them”, when in fact there is more common ground that you think.

Listening ear:

Give people your time and your attention and you’ll give them the confidence to pursue their dreams.

Walking stick:

This student performed her community involvement placement at a home for the elderly and embodied herself as a walking stick.

Local and Global:

The local can unite for a brighter global future


We can be one of the steps on the ladder or a hand helping them up but once they get to the top they don’t need us to slide down.

Make a change:

Who needs to change? By getting involved in the community and encouraging others to discover their strengths, allows you to discover your own too. It’s inspiring.

Water and growth:

We can give children the nourishment to grow.

Be the light:

In a situation where all they can see is darkness, give them ideas and support, give them some light.

World in hands:

It can feel like a huge pressure to take the world’s problems into your hands; it comes with joy and sadness on both sides.


How do I sign up?

How do I sign up?

Attend CIP 1001 and 1002 first as they’re pre-requisites to starting your fieldwork.

Right, time for the fun part!

You can join one of our own student solidarity organisations.(CLICK ON LINK TO GO TO STUDENT SOLIDARITY ORGS)


Download our database of Campus – Community Partners and start searching. (CLICK ON LINK TO GO TO DATABASE)


Grow our outreach and propose a new partner! (CLICK ON LINK TO GO CIP Proposal – New Partner)


Got a winning idea? Set up your own independent community development project. (CLICK ON LINK TO GO TO Independent Project Planning Sheet)


Venture ABROAD. If you interested in an internationally based placement, you can start by contacting our university AIESEC branch for upcoming Global Community Development Exchange opportunities.


Alert! Check the CIP Regulations for what happens if you don’t complete CIP 2000 and all the CIP requirements by 105 SCH.


What do I need to start?

Decided where you want to do your fieldwork? Great!

Fill out a proposal and email it to us at the CIP Office.

Wait for our return email approving your proposal which will include the forms that you need to get your hours tracked and you’re ready to go!