Our innovative farm school in the Mnasra region near Kenitra offers 45 young people in great difficulties a possibility for personal development as well as a professional training in the field of agriculture.
Association Bayti created the farm school in 2005 especially for young people in great difficulty (street life, prostitution, delinquency...) who are in need of distance from the city and its negative attractions. The rational behind this initiative was the scarcity of alternatives for this group. Thus a new approach to social- and socio-economic reintegration was necessary that adequately responded to the specific problems of these youth.
Our farm school is an innovative response to the specific needs of young people in great difficulties. Agricultural activity and psychological care give them an opportunity for personal development away from the city. Moreover they receive theoretical and practical training in agriculture, animal husbandry and modern irrigation techniques for rational water management.
The project involves its environment. Disadvantaged youth from neighboring villages participated in the professional training
After an officially recognized professional training the graduates of our farm school are well prepared personally and professionally to take further steps towards their professional integration. Additionally it furthers sustainable agricultural development in the Mnsara region in line with the national project "Plan Maroc Vert" (Plan for a Green Morocco).
My professional education at the farm school has enabled me to get an internship with a gardening firm. It's a promising starting point for my career. - H.,22, One of the first graduates of the farm school
Total Funding Received to Date: $1,123
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $19,677
Total Funding Goal: $20,800
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Excel file (projdoc.xls).