Squads Abroad is a 501c3 non-profit organization under our parent company Global Brigades, a Platinum Level Guidestar member for Financial Transparency. Since 2004, our organization has collectively mobilized more than 70,000 international volunteers to help resolve global health and economic disparities around the world.

Washington International School-Morocco Trip, April 2019

Written by Erik Werner

On April 22, 2019

From March 24-April 3, 2019, a squad of 18 pax from the Washington International School in Morocco embarked on an unforgettable experience in Morocco.  As a Global Health Squad the group volunteered in the community of Azrou, located in the picturesque Middle Atlas Mountains. They stayed at our private and safe home base accommodations where our local and professional staff provide all transportation, food, lodging, and activities. As a Global Health Squad, they partnered with the ‘Ecole Fatima Al Fihria’ to provide volunteer support and healthcare workshops at the school. As well as working in the classroom, they will also help complete infrastructure enrichment projects such as wash stations, educational murals, and enjoyed recreational activities with the students.   Each afternoon was filled with cultural activities like: cooking lessons, lectures on Islam, and excursions to the oldest cedar forest in Morocco. On the weekend the group experienced an incredible camel trek in the Sahara desert and spent the night eating and sleeping in sultan’s tents under the stars.  The group also toured the medina’s of World Heritage city Fez before departing.

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Squads are passionate groups of volunteers who mobilize abroad to create positive change. Each Squad type has a skill-based focus area that support the education, health and economic development objectives of community partners. Faculty choose their dates, duration (typically 1-2 weeks), and their site location from one of our six program countries.
Squads Abroad is a 501c3 non-profit organization under our parent company Global Brigades, a Platinum Level Guidestar member for Financial Transparency. Since 2004, our organization has collectively mobilized more than 70,000 international volunteers to help resolve global health and economic disparities around the world.