Since founding Kahina Giving Beauty, I have been incredibly fortunate to be able to spend time amongst so many caring and loving communities of people in the remote villages of rural Morocco. The people I have met have been warm, generous and welcoming. I have been so inspired by them that I have been moved to try to convey their spirit of simplicity, gratitude and appreciation in the creation of Kahina, the brand.
I invite you to take a close look at the faces of each of these Berber girls from a small village in the South of Morocco. What I see is the indomitable spirit of young girls, joyful, exuberant, optimistic, much like the kids my own son goes to school with in New York City. The only difference is that the girls in New York expect bright careers doing what they choose – as lawyers, designers, artists, scientists, engineers or dancers, while these girls’ hopes can’t extend beyond getting a third grade education and marrying a boy from the neighboring village by the age of 18. A small bit of assistance and encouragement can make a world of difference in their lives, most importantly by allowing them to continue their schooling.
I believe in the right of these girls to live to their potential. I have hope that these girls and so many others like them around the world, given the chance, will make a difference – by taking control of their lives, shedding light on ignorance, and helping to shape the future of their country.
We live in a time of fear and despair. The way to crowd out hopelessness is by acting with love. Take action this holiday season by making a donation to a charity that supports your beliefs. I invite you to join us in making a contribution to a cause that is close to my heart, Education For All, Morocco.
About Education For All, Morocco
Very few girls from rural communities in Morocco have the opportunity to continue their education beyond primary school. Schools at the Middle and High School level, mostly several miles away in larger towns, are not accessible to them for two main reasons:
Their parents cannot afford to pay for lodging
Their parents do not have the confidence in existing facilities near the schools to entrust their daughters to be away from home
Education For All provides free room and board for these girls so that they may continue their education beyond the third grade.
Your contribution can make a big difference:
$76.00 can buy a uniform, sports shoes, school bag and school books for the year
$455.00 will buy a new computer for one of EFA’s study rooms
$1,213.00 will sponsor a girl for a whole year
“Because when you educate a girl, you educate a village,” Education for All, Morocco