Sponsor A Girl's Education in Rural Morocco

by Education For All Ltd
Sponsor A Girl's Education in Rural Morocco
Sponsor A Girl's Education in Rural Morocco
Sponsor A Girl's Education in Rural Morocco
Sponsor A Girl's Education in Rural Morocco
Sponsor A Girl's Education in Rural Morocco
Sponsor A Girl's Education in Rural Morocco
Sponsor A Girl's Education in Rural Morocco
Sponsor A Girl's Education in Rural Morocco
Sponsor A Girl's Education in Rural Morocco
Sponsor A Girl's Education in Rural Morocco
Sponsor A Girl's Education in Rural Morocco
Sponsor A Girl's Education in Rural Morocco
Sponsor A Girl's Education in Rural Morocco
Sponsor A Girl's Education in Rural Morocco
30 girls pass the BAC, despite a challenging year!
30 girls pass the BAC, despite a challenging year!

It feels very fitting to send this report at the same time as the end of the school year. We can report that the year has gone so well, thanks to your support and the amazing strength of the EFA house mothers and girls, despite a challenging year. 

EXAM RESULTS
Even with 50% reduced lesson time this year, the girls have not let this get them down! We had a 82% pass for the Baccalaureat (BAC) last month. Six are retaking the exams this week and we are hopefully there will be more passes! 

It's amazing to have such a high pass rate, above the national average of 69%. This shows how important the EFA learning environment is, including the community of support and resources which help the girls keep up with their studies and stay motivated.

We are so proud of the girls for all their hard work and grateful to the house mothers for managing the new Covid guidelines and supporting the girls through their stresses and worries. It was also heart-warming to see local teachers and former EFA students come to give extra lessons to prepare the girls for their exams- like Salma who left EFA last year and is now studying Business Management at SIST in Casablanca.

 

PROJECT SOLIDARITY

The girls have also been busy helping others! The final year students started the 'Solidarity Project'. This project is entirely their own initiative and involves them collecting clothes and food donations and distributing them to the neighbouring villages in the remote High Atlas.

As well as distributing food, shoes and clothes, they do activities with the children, like face-painting and games. What is particularly inspiring is that they use this opportunity to speak to the communities about the importance of educating girls and share their experience of this. We are really impressed with their passion and how they have organised this project so creatively!

                    "Doing activities in the villages was the perfect day of my life."

 

LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL

It is great to see how much the girls have continued to thrive this year and succeed with their studies. And for some light relief, the girls even had an online yoga, baking and Bhangra dance to keep their spirits up. See their dance routine in the video below and the full class with Gurdeep Pandher. 

 

THANK YOU

Your donations- whether one-off or monthly, large or small- contribute to all of this good news. Thanks to you, girls from remote villages can be educated, live their potential and share that with the next generation of girls in this region. 

Thank you! 

Project Solidarity!
Project Solidarity!
Study groups in preparation for the BAC
Study groups in preparation for the BAC
Project Solidarity- activities with the children
Project Solidarity- activities with the children
Salma (middle pink) comes back to help the girls
Salma (middle pink) comes back to help the girls
Computers  help the girls revise for exams
Computers help the girls revise for exams
Exam support from local teacher
Exam support from local teacher

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The EFA houses re-open in September 2020
The EFA houses re-open in September 2020

Dear Supporter

We launched this GlobalGiving project to highlight the core work of Education For All which is to sponsor girls from the remote rural villages in the the High Atlas in Morocco through their secondary education. This project is giving us the essential support we need to keep our 6 boarding houses for 250 girls running. The pandemic has made access to school challenging, but thanks to your support, girls are continuing their education.

The EFA boarding houses re-openened in September 2020 due to us implementing strict hygiene regulations in the houses and also reducing the number of girls in the houses at one time (through a weekly rotating system). We look forward to returning to full capacity by September 2021.

Since the lockdown, the girls are more determined than ever to study. The funds we raised on GlobalGiving to buy devices continue to serve some of the girls so we can stay in touch with them when they are back in their villages. We also got more computers so the girls can maximise their study time, access online lessons and not fall behind.

“When they first shut down the schools in the middle of  March it felt like a holiday and I was actually happy to be at home with my family.  However, as time passed, I started feeling very sad and empty and missing school  because since I was 5 years old it has always been a big part of my life. 

After a time, I actually started to feel afraid that the school might never open  again. For me I didn’t even have access to see classes on television and also, I didn’t  even have phone access in my village, so I felt completely isolated. 

When I finally  heard that school would start again, I was very excited.  Being back at EFA really helps me study. I get support from my friends and  housemothers. I have access to computers. It makes all the difference.”

Ibtisam, 16 years

The pandemic has caused one of the biggest disruptions to education (according to UNICEF), and girls from rural areas of the world are the most severly impacted. It is more important than ever to ensure access to school for girls, and thanks to your support, we can continue our work so girls do not miss out on an education. Educating girls reduces poverty, improves family health, brings peace and prosperity to societies and even supports the environment because educated girls have smaller families and have more tools to deal with the impact of climate change. 

Thank you for all your support with this campaign and we look forward to sharing more updates in the near future. To help us grow our community of supporters like you,  please share our link with your friends.

World change starts with educating girls. Thank you for being a big part of this change!

3 girls pass their BAC + go to Uni in Casablanca!
3 girls pass their BAC + go to Uni in Casablanca!
Hygiene rules at the boarding houses
Hygiene rules at the boarding houses
Studying outside on the rooftop!
Studying outside on the rooftop!
Our volunteer programme goes online!
Our volunteer programme goes online!
Photo project with volunteers
Photo project with volunteers
Girls have online lessons with volunteers
Girls have online lessons with volunteers
Cooking time!
Cooking time!
boarding house life
boarding house life
Education is key!
Education is key!
Walking to school takes 2 minutes- not 4 hours!
Walking to school takes 2 minutes- not 4 hours!

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Education For All Ltd

Location: Epsom, Surrey, - United Kingdom
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Twitter: @EFAMorocco
Project Leader:
Sonia Omar
Epsom, Surrey, United Kingdom
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