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We often wonder what kind of planet we will leave to our children – but what kind of children will we leave to the planet?

Pierre Rabhi

Why Kenitra Project?

what we would like to achieve is to give every child the best chance to reach their full potential and make sure that the community will have the key role to play and be aware how education can change their life.

We believe that the challenge is not only to build schools, provide training to the teachers or take children to schools, but is to ensure that they stay there and reach their goal of positively changing the life of the local community.

Children of parents with low income are often considered as workforce since they can enhance the income of the family. They often don’t see the benefit of sending their children to school since they often haven’t had this chance themselves or the return value is much longer term.

For this reason, we think that it’s important to promote the education in the community and ensure that everyone (community, teachers, governor,…) will have a role to play.

 

 

 

 

 

Education for All

Moroccan children attend primary schools for six years between the age of six and twelve. In the Imlil valley, the schooling infrastructures are not sufficient to provide the local children of pre-school age the opportunity of having a preliminary education and an education of quality.

In Morocco, education is provided in Arabic. Providing the Berber-speaking children of Imlil with the possibility of attending preliminary school is the best way to prepare them for primary education by developing the basic literacy and numeric skills as well as getting familiar with the Arabic language.

At Imlil, only 4 out of 10 children finish the primary cycle, sometimes without knowing how to read and write.

 

 

 

 

Empower the local community

A key component of the project is to make sure that all stakeholders have a responsibility and a role to play (from the Governor to the children) in both the project and consultations process. This project is therefore adapted to the needs and expectations of the population, and consistent with the Moroccan Ministry of Education guidelines.
Community Involvement

Financial participation: The community will donate some of their land to build the preschool. (100m ² – a value of 5000 euro).

Community Involvement: The goal is that the community manages the project and the teacher. A village association consisting of villagers will be created. Preschool education becomes a community project managed by the community to give their children the best chance of success.

Participation of local authorities

Preschool education is now recognised by the National Ministry of Education as the first stage of the primary cycle but it is not yet supported by the government. However, agreements have been signed with the delegation of education for the training of educators and ensure

However, agreements have been signed with the delegation of education for the training of educators and ensure learning quality, as well as with the local commune (municipality) authorities.

Villages are supported by the local development agency and other state structures that can provide support.

Your and our Participation

All funds raised will be used for project development of education of the Imlil valley and for the construction of the preschool class It is a commitment of our team, the RIM association and the NGO Aide et Action.

 

 

 

 

Project Progress

We have fundraised 10 000 Euros. The NGO aide et action will provide 10 000 Euros fund to build a preschool in IMAHDEN Village. The fundraising process was very long but we managed to collect all the funds required by end of 2016.

Early 2017, We will be focussing on completing all paperwork including accounting and fund transfers and then starting the pre-school building.

 

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Contact Us

contact@kenitraproject.org