OUR MISSION is to inspire the next generation to be learners, critical thinkers, and ultimately ethical leaders and changemakers. We collaborate at the grassroots level with teachers, conservationists, students, and community groups in rural areas of Morocco and Kenya to develop high-quality libraries and programs in literacy and environmental stewardship that empower young people with knowledge.
the first public English library in rural Morocco... the MLP Writing Competition... a conservation-focused community empowerment center in the Maasai Mara... a library and learning resource center for 1100 primary students... "solar lighting + libraries" for Maasai homes... a united tree-planting in California, Morocco, and Kenya... more
MLP Writing Competition
A collection of 15 stories from the 2020 Writing Competition will be published in early 2021 and will soon find their way into student libraries in rural Morocco. What better way to inspire a new generation of voices?! The competition was so popular that we plan to do it again in 2021.
Morocco World News:
Read the 1st Place Story:
Updates from the Field
A Heartbreaking Truth
Millions of teen girls all over the world have gotten pregnant during the COVID-19 quarantine this past year and will not be able to return to school.
Please take a moment to listen to Leah, student president of Mara Girls Leadership School, speaking about the Mara Girls Solar Library Project and the challenge that female students in her area have been facing. Help us keep girls in school.
"I have taken part in many interesting ELT events nationwide. Morocco Library Project, though, is exceptionally different; its impact can be felt in our students’ mindset and behavior. MLP’s impact has gone beyond improving English to boosting students’ critical thinking, creativity, self-confidence, and motivation. MLP to me is that abundant source of hope, inspiration, and love. Students from underserved areas are giving more importance to reading as the real engine of change."
~Ali Amhal, English teacher, Ibn Sina High School, Biougra
An interview with Amos Kipeen, OliveSeed Kenya
by Mohcine El-alji, Morocco Library Project
Protecting and restoring LIFE ON LAND through environmental stewardship and young leadership is one of our values, and we see it as intertwined with broader literacy and educational enrichment.
How we align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals
We believe in the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals as a blueprint for peace and well-being for people and the planet, and we focus especially on these 3.
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and biodiversity loss