Very few girls from the rural communities of Morocco get the opportunity to continue their education beyond primary school, which ends at third grade in Morocco. Secondary schools, mostly several miles away in larger towns, are not accessible to them for two main reasons:
1. Their parents cannot afford to pay for lodgings near colleges.
2. Their parents do not have the confidence in existing facilities near colleges to entrust their daughters to their care.
Education For All was established to provide the opportunity of a secondary school education for girls from rural Moroccan communities. Its first project, opened in 2007, facilitated access to secondary school for 36 girls from the remote villages of the High Atlas Mountains by building a boarding house for them in the town of Asni. This year, the organization completed the opening of their fourth boarding house and now provides free room and board (3 meals a day) for approximately 150 girls, allowing them to complete high school. Education for All also provides the girls with school uniforms, learning materials, and clothing and toiletries.
It costs 1,000 EU to provide room and board for each girl per year. As you consider your end-of-year charitable giving, I hope you will consider a donation to Education for All. Apart from a paid housemother and cook, there are no administrative expenses as both the committee and volunteers work on a voluntary basis allowing 100% of all donations to go directly to the project. Kahina has been a proud supporter of Education for All since 2010. You can learn more about the program and/or make a donation by visiting www.efamorocco.org.