As you may already know, we are actively involved in several school projects in Morocco. Our biggest achievement to date is a school we built from scratch in Ait Bouguemez Valley in the Atlas. The school now hosts 20 children, which is a fantastic result.
All of this would never happen without our lovely clients and their donations towards the project. So thank you so much for making it possible. And also a big thank you to the local village community who donated many hours of manual labour.
Other projects in Morocco
Since 2011 Fleewinter has been raising money to help schools in the coastal region to the south of Essaouira. It is a small project managed part time by volunteers in the UK and Morocco so every pound and dirham raised goes directly to the programme.
We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of Fleewinter and Rebali Riads clients and our first project was the renovation of the primary school inland from Rebali Riads. This was a particularly rewarding project as it was the school that some of the Rebali staff and their families had attended and what a great way to thank them for looking after our clients so well.
The project was started in 2011 as soon as funds started coming in, and was completed in mid 2012. We repaired the leaking roof and the windows,added a toilet and washroom and then gave everything a coat of paint. Outside the ground was cleared and a perimeter wall was added to make a simple play area.
We finished by providing each of the pupils with a bag and some basic materials for the start of the new term in September 2012. In 2013 we managed we took on our second school and underwent a programme of updating to provide improved sanitation and plumbing and a re-decoration.
Fleewinter is now excited to announce that our latest school project is underway – the renovation and re-decoration of a local school in Adaghas (a small village 20km inland from Sidi Kaouki). The progress so far has been amazing:
A big thank you to all the donations from our clients and also to Mohamed El Mansouri for managing the projects. Whilst we recognise the limitations of our programme, we passionately believe that education is fundamental to the long term future of developing countries and any small assistance is a step in the right direction.