Educate 1300 Girls by Restoring Marrakech Gardens

 
$12,565
$2,435
Raised
Remaining

Summary

GDF is restoring the underused grounds of the Lalla Aouda Saadia girls' high school to provide food and ornamental gardens, while teaching about environmental stewardship and Marrakech's cultural heritage. By popular demand, we are expanding our efforts to include other schools in the Marrakech medina.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Garden culture is an important aspect of life in Marrakech, one of the first 'garden cities' in the world, and is just as important to the education of the city's youth as arithmetic or Arabic. Due to a lack of resources, faculty and staff of schools in Marrakech and its environs are unable to repair property damage or address hygiene issues created by accumulated litter, resulting in a learning environment ill-suited for students to realize their full potential - both as scholars and citizens.

How will this project solve this problem?

This project will provide the material resources needed to rehabilitate school grounds with gardens and create a vibrant learning environment. The gardens will be a place of recreation, a source of nutritious organic produce for the students, and a badge of pride for the schools. Drawing on rural and urban farming traditions, the project will allow students to learn about horticulture while creating school gardens that exemplify the garden culture of Marrakech.

Potential Long Term Impact

The project will provide a healthy space for 1300 girls to gain an education about the natural world and themselves, instilling the values of personal responsibility toward the environment and inspiring pride in the cultural traditions of Marrakech.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $12,565
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $2,435
Total Funding Goal: $15,000

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

Donate by US Mobile Phone

Text GIVE 7011 to 80088 to donate $10 to Educate 1300 Girls by Restoring Marrakech Gardens. Message and data rates may apply. Only works for US mobile phones.
TXT MSG from our lawyers: Note that your $10 donation will be made to the GlobalGiving Foundation-Educate 1300 Girls by Restoring Marrakech Gardens project. Charges will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance. All purchases must be authorized by the account holder. You must reply YES to the confirmation message. You must be 18 years of age or have parental permission to participate. Text STOP to 80088 to stop all communication. Text HELP to 80088 for help. Message and data rates may apply. Full Terms: www.mGive.org/T. Privacy Policy: goto.gg/privacy.

donate now:

An anonymous donor is matching all new monthly recurring donations. Terms and conditions apply.
Make a monthly recurring donation on your credit card. You can cancel at any time.
Make a donation in honor or memory of:
What kind of card would you like to send?
How much would you like to donate?
  • $15
    give
  • $30
    give
  • $55
    give
  • $80
    give
  • $125
    give
  • $250
    give
  • $15
    each month
    give
  • $30
    each month
    give
  • $55
    each month
    give
  • $80
    each month
    give
  • $125
    each month
    give
  • $250
    each month
    give
  • $
    give
gift Make this donation a gift, in honor of, or in memory of someone?

Project Leader

Marina Aman Sham

Boulder, CO United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Educate 1300 Girls by Restoring Marrakech Gardens
Close
Great; we do too!
Enter your email address to receive updates from this project and from GlobalGiving
We respect your privacy.