Library for 10,000 Moroccan Berbers

by Erickson Creative Group

Summary

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.
$68,200
total goal
$18,012
remaining
125
donors
0
monthly donors
8
years active

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

Solution

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.

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.ericksoncreativegroup.com/​
Project's External Homepage and Blog

Organization Information

Erickson Creative Group

Location: Livingston, MT - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.ericksoncreativegroup.com
Erickson Creative Group
Project Leader:
Cloe Medina Erickson
Project Developer/Manager
Livingston, MT United States

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