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Young Moroccans Go Online To Help Their Country Make History
Jun 16, 2011 (05:06 PM EDT)


NEW YORK, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite the turmoil raging in other countries in the region, the Kingdom of Morocco is on the threshold of an historic, peaceful transition to constitutional reform and democratization. Five million Moroccans live outside their homeland and a group of young Moroccan professionals in the U.S., the U.K., and across continental Europe are making history of their own by launching Morocco Tomorrow, a voice for the next generation of young Moroccan leaders which includes a global website, www.MoroccoTomorrow.org and an impressive group of young organizers, including Younes Abouyoub, a PhD political analyst at Columbia University; Samir Bennis, a doctorate in political science working for the United Nations; Nezha Bouhafid, a graduate student at Leiden University in the Netherlands; Issam Samuel Sadak II, a financial advisor at HSBC Bank; Leila Hanafi, an international lawyer at World Justice Project in Washington; Narjis Oughla, a marketing professional in Casablanca; and Adnane Bennis, a volunteer with Olof Palm Peace Foundation in New York. "Not many have noticed the history being made in Morocco," says 24-year old Narjis Oughla, "but we are becoming a shining example for the rest of the Arab world."

The Morocco Tomorrow website includes in-depth updates on events in Morocco, as well as profiles of young Moroccan leaders, and is a clear and unbiased information source about Morocco and a bridge between Moroccans at home and abroad, between friends of the country and all those eager to learn about and participate in its unique history. The young professionals behind Morocco Tomorrow belong to no political party or movement and welcome the participation and contribution of anyone who wants to be a part of Morocco's historic transition to the model of a 21st century Arab democracy.

Like most countries throughout North Africa and the Middle East, over half of Morocco's population is under the age of 30. The young Moroccans behind Morocco Tomorrow include students, lawyers, bankers, and scientists, eager to share their values, their culture, and Morocco's unique heritage as their country becomes a model of social and governmental reform for North Africa and the Middle East and a beacon for other countries in transition throughout the world. "The whole world will be watching," says organizer Younes Abouyoub, "and we want to make sure that Morocco Tomorrow fulfills the promise of this Arab Spring."

For more information on Morocco Tomorrow, please contact: Hicham @ (212) 365-8606 or info@moroccotomorrow.org.

SOURCE Morocco Tomorrow