MEPI Day of Service Virtual 2021

MEPI Day of Service Virtual 2021

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The MEPI Day of Service encourages MEPI Alumni to plan and participate in community service activities in their home communities. It is a movement by the MEPI Alumni Connection to encourage building team spirit, connecting with U.S. embassies, and fostering community engagement. The MEPI Day of Service Virtual 2021 will take place on April 03, 2021 in all eligible countries. 

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The MEPI Day of Service is part of the MEPI Alumni Connection, a program of the US-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) and implemented by IREX.

The theme for the MEPI Day of Service Virtual 2021 is “climate change and environmental issues.” The MENA region has been facing a wide array of environmental stresses that include water shortage, arable land depletion, air pollution, inefficient waste management, and degradation of coastal ecosystems. We encourage you to focus on projects and awareness related to climate change and environmental issues in their communities for their MEPI Day of Service 2021 activities. Make sure to use the theme hashtag #ClimateAndEnvironment. All alumni are invited to participate with other project themes as well. 

About the MEPI Day of Service

The MEPI Day of Service Virtual 2021 is a day of volunteering and online community engagement; no financial support is provided. To support you in your efforts, the MEPI Alumni Connection is pleased to provide you with a Toolkit to help you plan and implement your service activities. Please share your efforts and impact on social media with the hashtag #MEPIDayofService2021. 

Role of the Alumni as changemakers

Alumni from the eligible MEPI Alumni Connection countries are encouraged to plan and participate in virtual community service activities in their home communities.  Think creatively about serving your community needs. 

MEPI Day of Service Resources 

To support your success in this annual activity, the MEPI Alumni Connection team has developed the MEPI Day of Service Virtual 2021 Toolkit, available in English and Arabic, to support you in:  

  • Planning and implementing your service activities; 

  • Sharing your efforts and impact on social media, using the hashtag #MEPIDayofService2021; and 

  • Supporting you in hosting MEPI Day of Service Virtual 2021 activities in your communities on the same day in future years. 

If you are interested in joining a global movement of change, you are encouraged to fill out this "Expression of Interest" Form in order to keep track of your MDS Virtual 2021 work and to help us promote your work among the larger MEPI network. Make sure to submit it before March 23, 2021 (available in Arabic and English). 

MEPI Day of Service Materials

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Join the Movement and Share your efforts and impact by tagging @USMEPI on social media and using the hashtags #MEPIDayofService2021 #ClimateAndEnvironment  

For further questions and information, please contact us at: mepialumni@irex.org