Library for 10,000 Moroccan Berbers

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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.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

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


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Project Leader

Cloe Medina Erickson

Project Developer/Manager
Livingston, MT United States

This project is being run by a socially-oriented for-profit company.

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Where is this project located?

Map of Library for 10,000 Moroccan Berbers