Library for 10,000 Moroccan Berbers

by Erickson Creative Group
Jan 14, 2011

Moroccan Ministry of Culture partnership approval!

Igherm slated for restoration by Ministry partner.
Igherm slated for restoration by Ministry partner.

I am very pleased to announce that the Moroccan Ministry of Culture has approved our partnership proposal.  They have agreed to fund the restoration of a second igherm in the region (there are eight historic igherms). Work on this igherm will begin in April of 2011.  The community is currently deciding on the best use for this igherm and is contemplating renovating it into a preschool or women’s birthing center.  Either of these uses will compliment the library in the Amezray igherm.

The partnership from the Ministry means that as an organization all of our fundraising dollars will go directly to the uses within these historic buildings and to the management and operation costs of the development projects. The actual restoration will be funded by the Moroccan government.

“The ighrems (fortified granaries and saints’ houses) in Zawiya Ahansal have a great value and give beauty to the whole region because they are old historical monuments. “The igherms are our future and through them we can create future projects.  They are everything, we don’t have anything else.”

Ahmed Amahdar, the Sheikh of Zawiya Ahansal.

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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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