This project provides four remote Moroccan villages a library through the restoration of an historic building. Literacy & knowledge are increased via cultural preservation, book and computer access.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Nearly 100% of women in this regions are illiterate. Illiteracy is preventing them from integrating into the modern marketplace. With increasing influence from foreigners and very little development support from their government a conflicted people is emerging in the Zawiya Ahansal region of the Central High Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Library access in this remote region will prepare the children for a successful life in the globalizing world; increasing literacy, knowledge, and adaptability
How will this project solve this problem?
Restoring a cultural icon, the Igherm (kasbah), into a library is boosting pride while library access will educate many future generations; increasing literacy, global understanding, and tolerance of other cultures.
Potential Long Term Impact
The project will provide access to books, newspapers, magazines and computers to four villages and over 10,000 people, increasing literacy and tolerance. Knowledge leads to cross-cultural understanding and the ability to function in the modern world.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.