One such CD4D participant is Aziz Arrouchdi, a social worker with an international track record related to training counsellors working with vulnerable young people.
Mr. Arrouchdi was assigned to the Rawabit Assadaka Association in Tangier, Morocco, which empowers 8-18 year-olds from socio-economically disadvantaged neighbourhoods by offering activities in areas of arts, education and sports.
He has coached the centre's instructors in social and psychological guidance. He has also developed a special training kit manual and coached trainers how to train other staff involved in the centre's activities. His key motivation for this assignment was to share his knowledge as a sociologist and psychological specialist to help create opportunities for a better future for young people from underprivileged backgrounds.
The CD4D project is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and is a continuation of IOMís successful Temporary Return of Qualified Nationals (TRQN) project.
Find out more about CD4D here: http://www.connectingdiaspora.org/en/