Very few girls from the rural communities in the High Atlas get the chance to continue their education after primary school. The colleges are not accessible to them for three main reasons:
1. Their parents cannot afford to pay for lodgings
2. Their parents do not have the confidence in any of the facilities to entrust their daughters to be away from their rural communities.
3. The colleges are inaccessible - far away from the rural villages
To help tackle this, in April 2008 Education for All constructed the first girls’ boarding house, located in Asni - 45Km from Marrakech. Over the years this has expanded to three houses, providing education for approximately 100 girls. The girls are looked after by a House Mother and provided with food, some clothing and school materials. Approximately 24,000 Euros are needed each year for the running costs of this house and Explore’s contributions go towards this.
Please visit www.educationforallmorocco.org for further information.