Where we work

Regions

Amis Des Écoles focuses on schools in rural regions, where barriers to completion are higher than in the rest of the country due to a lack of infrastructure and governments support. Statistics show a much higer rate of dropouts in rural schools when compared to urban ones. We currently work in five regions, four desert, and one mountainous, which all present particular and unique challenges and opportunities for Amis Des Écoles.

Tata-Laayoune

Located in Morocco’s south and covering the regions of Souss-Massa, Guelmim-Oued Noum, Daraa-Tafilalt, and Laayoun-Saguia El Hamra. The Tata Province alone has approximately 130,000 inhabitants sparsely distributed over a plain of the Sahara Desert, near the Algerian border. This province has no industry and the population lives predominantly on small trade and tourism. The landscape is rough and mostly barren. The climate is extremely dry and needed water is pumped up from deep wells as there is little rainfall.

The Marrakech, Tensift and Al Haouz Mountinous Region

The valleys of Oussertek and Imnan are located near Morocco’s famous ski resort, Oukaimeden, located in the Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz region. The 13 villages in this region are populated by about 2,000 people. The villages face challenges stemming from their mountainous natural environment and extreem temprature shifts, which keeps them mostly cut off and isolated from nearby urban areas.