This project will develop a new study centre for Asni, a small town in the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains. The centre will support school pupils enrolled in secondary education who are studying for their Baccalaureate exams. It will provide a quiet place to revise, and help those who have a long journey to and from school to study in between lessons. The centre will house a small library of new books to promote learning and enrichment.
Asni Lycee welcomes over 1,000 boys and girls. However, the school only has capacity for 500 pupils at any one time. Many attend only 2 or 3 hours of lessons each day, unable to access full-time learning. There is nowhere for pupils to study or revise and few have a quiet space at home. Many find it particularly hard to study in their homes. Often they will be seen studying in the street outside. The demotivation of falling behind peers can also lead to a high drop-out rate from school.
EBF will develop and operate a study centre close to the main school. It will house two large, secure study rooms providing a quiet learning zone for up to 80 students, with a space each for boys and for girls. There will be a technology area and a small reference library. The centre will safeguard important educational gains and future life chances for young people in Asni, helping students to remain in education who would otherwise be at risk of dropping out.
Improving access to education - Helping disadvantaged young people to continue their studies. Supporting literacy - Access to new books, homework support and a focus on digital literacy to close the digital divide felt by rural communities. Improving skills for employment - Enabling more people to have access to language courses, reference materials and online learning. Supporting community enrichment - Promoting equality and strengthening social cohesion.