12.48% of girls in rural Morocco between 14-18 years old enrol in high school.
One of the main reasons for this low rate comes from the dangers encountered on
the way to school. In order to ensure the girls’ safety, the government has put
in place boarding infrastructures for middle and high school girls. Unfortunately,
these boarding dorms have not been renovated nor extended and today most of
them do not meet the minimum sanitary conditions, are overcapacity and lack
education infrastructures such as computers, libraries, internet connections.
Casa Nord is one of the most active clubs in Morocco. It has a track record in
intervening in rural areas to make sure that middle school and high school
girls in rural Morocco do not drop out of school. Since 2015, each year Rotary Casa
Nord engages in renovating one boarding school, extending it’s capacity to
tailor for all the attending students and providing the necessary schooling
supplies. For more information, please look at the videos below.
- Dar Taliba
Oualidia 2015: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p47w64HBcgU
- Lycée Baja Ben
Ahmed 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRMaKHmp2rA
Collège Oued Eddahab Kenitra 2017 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvG6X3cUECE
Internat Lycée Aouda Saadia
Marrakesh 2018 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJ6xRkLiV5U
Internat Lycee Ouzoud Azilal
2019 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0Y9Dt2joGk
Internat collège Al Massira Tissa
2020 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLzZdQ9kloA
objective of the Rise up project is to:
- - Instore the necessary educational
and leisure materials to help rural girls thrive in their education while at
their boarding homes.
- - Put in place a first wave of a 3
years train the trainer program whose objective is to leverage the educational
and leisure materials to develop the students awareness and skills in the relevant
areas such as computer skills, health awareness and self-leadership.
- - Empower girls and raise their
awareness about local produce and healthy eating through Rotary club members
half day visit/teamwork at the renovated boarding school.
will be achieved by instoring a train the trainer program that will be
implemented by the CIP Switzerland-Morocco. Rise up themes will be identified
by the team and train the trainer programs will be developed and delivered by
the team to local Rotaractors. The idea is to train local Rotaractors to
deliver these trainings on a regular basis and for a duration of 3 years. An
initial assessment of the participants will be done in relation to the themes.
At the end of the 3 years a second assessment will be done to measure the
impact of the program and to prepare for the second launch of the project.
training these boarders through the Rise up program, we will achieve the
training of these boarders in relation health, education among other things which will impact not only
their lives as empowered girls but also make them potential empowered mothers.
the objective of sustainability will also be achieved from and environmental
standpoint. The Rise up team, will organise a trip to the renovated boarding
home and will have a teamworking time to plant trees and if space allows a vegetable
garden to raise the boarders’ awareness
about healthy and local eating.
We estimate that around 300 girls will benefit from
this project for 1 boarding school.
Project Partners and Participating Organisations: RC Genève
International; RC Casa Nord; CIP Switzerland-Morocco
For more inforamtion, please contact Nada Sayarh: email@example.com