It has been almost one year since we last held any training in the Dar Taliba school garden, due to nationwide COVID-19 restrictions in Morocco that prohibited us to organise group events. However, things are looking up. The Dar Taliba girls and school garden project are ready for a fresh start this new year!
We are very pleased to announce that we are launching a new series of garden and environmental education activities at Dar Taliba, thanks to the generous support of our GlobalGiving donors and the launch of a new project. During the next few months, we will be carrying out garden trainings and some brand new activities such as plastic cleanup and Earth Day events to encourage personal responsibility towards the environment.
As part of this new programme, we are also developing a creative and practical manual on local biodiversity, environmental challenges and best practices to protect the environment. This manual will be distributed to all 112 girls and will be used to educate future students at Dar Taliba and other schools in the region. We can’t wait to share more with all of you soon.
We also look forward to continuing growing healthy and organic vegetables on the Dar Taliba grounds, and to exchange knowledge with community elders on traditional foods and recipes, which we need to preserve for future generations. It will be a first at Dar Taliba and an excellent learning opportunity for all of us!
Finally, last week a popular Moroccan TV network visited the Dar Taliba school garden to learn more about the project and to hear from students what they have learned during their garden training. It was such an exciting event and Dar Taliba director Fatema told us she was very proud of the students for handling the interviews so well. We are excited to share the feature with you all once it is broadcasted.
If this past year has taught us anything, it’s the importance of nurturing our relationship with nature and protecting the environment. Therefore, we are so thankful for the support of our GlobalGiving donors, which allows us to grow this wonderful green space for young girls where they can continue to learn about traditional plants and sustainable land use practices.
Until our next report, you can follow us on Facebook and Instagram or visit our website for more updates about new activities at the Dar Taliba school garden and the students.
Dar Taliba students on National Moroccan TV
Dar Taliba garden from above
Meeting with the Dar Taliba local team