As 2019 winds down, we reflect on our accomplishments and thank those who helped make all of our achievements possible. This year in particular has been monumental for us thanks to our increased presence on social media and our new partnerships with Breakthrough USA, GIZ, OCP, and Terre Plurielle.
The poverty levels in the villages we work in can be as high as 90%, which means that families are often times unable to meet their basic needs for food, shelter and clothing. Early education is non existent in these areas. This means that children in these regions begin life with a severe disadvantage that often times can never be recovered, perpetuating the cycle of poverty.
During my summer volunteering for Amis Des Écoles, I had the chance to visit one of the more poverty-stricken regions of Morocco, Tata which is a province located in the South West of Morocco close to the Algerian border.
September 21st marked the 20th anniversary of Peace Day, an annual day of global ceasefire. Read on about our Peace Day youth activity and how we stand in solidarity with over 180 other countries committing to this peaceful day.
It’s true that volunteering your professional skills is one of the most rewarding things you can do with your time. Your help will have a valuable impact for Amis Des Écoles. Not only will your efforts benefit the communities that we work in, it will also have an enormous benefit to you, your family and your community. Volunteering can help you reduce stress, find friends, connect with the community, learn new skills and even advance your career!
At Amis Des Écoles, sustainability means that we are focused on long-term projects that benefit the children, the community and the environment.
If you own a business and you are interested in partnering with an NGO like Amis Des Écoles, you may be wondering, what’s the upside? Aside from the satisfaction that giving back provides to our partners, there are other important benefits that your business will enjoy from giving to charitable causes like Amis des Ecoles.
Our progress over the last 13 years is truly owed to those working day in and day out on the ground, especially our selfless project manager Mhamed Alhilali whom we’ve depended on for more than 10 years.
2019 is a big year for Amis des Écoles. It is our 13th anniversary and an opportunity for us to celebrate our achievements. Perhaps even more important, we are defining our path for years to come. While Amis Des Écoles has operated behind the scenes, focusing on our mission and our work, we realize that in order to expand our efforts we need to expand our visibility to show the world who we are and what we do.