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, Education for All has constructed the first girls’ boarding house for 24 girls which was opened at Asni, 45Km from Marrakech, on the 2nd April 2008. The girls are looked after by a House Mother and provided with food, some clothing and school materials.
What we are doing
Explore are sponsoring 3 girls through their secondary education; paying their boarding fees and expenses. To avoid any favouritism, individual girls are not identified but you can meet all the girls here!
What you can do
Approximately 24,000 Euros are needed each year for the running costs of this house and more funds are needed to build others and give more girls the opportunity for education.
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