Ait Ali Ouikou Central School - 49 kits
This December marked one year since we’ve been raising funds for our Yellow School Bus Project via GlobaGiving. In these 12 months, you have helped us raise over $10,000 for our pilot school bus network in Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains. Allow us to thank you from the bottoms of our hearts for your commitment to bringing education to every single child in Morocco.
As we continue to raise awareness about the lack of accessible education in the High Atlas Mountains, we also continue our on-the-ground work in Morocco to empower non-profits and civil society actors to address all root causes of school dropouts.
We recently joined forces with the Moroccan American Forum for Relief and Development (MAFRAD) - a non-profit that works to implement relief and development programs in Morocco - to organize a solidarity campaign with students and families in the Tinghir province. Through the solidarity campaign, we were able to distribute 120 school kits among four schools in the Tinghir province. The campaign aimed to ease the financial burden on families to provide basic school supplies for children.
Our friend and partner at one of the beneficiary schools Mr. Mohammed Abou-said - the principal of the Ait Ali Ouikou School - had this to share about the school kit campaign:
"On my behalf and the whole staff of Ait Ali Ouikou School, I thank CIFD for their initiative in providing the schools supplies kits to students from low-income families, and their contribution to fight the dropouts specifically for girls in the rural areas.”
Local authorities, residents, and NGOs echo Mr. Abou-said’s praise, and have expressed hope for our continued work toward eliminating the various root causes leading to school dropouts. It is our mission to soon be able to directly address the dire need for transportation in the area with the help of our planned school bus route. We are confident that we can achieve this goal with your continued dedication to this project.
Thank you again for your support and please feel free to contact us with any questions, comments, and ideas.
CIFD Project and Communications Manager
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