This is now a beautiful library.

We develop high-quality libraries and programs in literacy and environmental stewardship, in collaboration with local teachers, students, conservationists, and communities. We focus on Amazigh communities of rural Morocco and the Maasai Mara region of Kenya. Our mission is to ignite a joy of learning and to empower the next generation with knowledge, resources, and opportunities to make a positive difference in this world.

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN 2021... the first learning resource centers at public schools in the Maasai Mara; a public library at the new Access Language Center in Biougra, Morocco, in support of literacy classes for all; another school library in northern Morocco; writing competitions for young people, amplifying and sharing their voices; virtual collaborations between students in California and abroad; and more

These projects are funded entirely by your donations. Thank you.


Launch of the Talek Primary School Learning Resource Center

Thank you to Nairobi media artist Luigi MK for this sweet video story about the first 3 days! We finished this project in February, and it's the first library and learning resource center of this scale at a public school in the Maasai Mara. We dream of doing two more before the end of 2021. Please help if you can, or contact Barb if you might be interested in sponsoring a whole learning center.


The ebook of stories from the 2020 MLP Short Story Competition is available!​

The 2021 Competition is running now through June 30th.


from the blog...


"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


"Amos, tell us about conservation today in the Maasai Mara"

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 three.

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

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Our goal is to ignite a love of learning and for young people to know they can make a positive difference in this world.

Donations in the U.S. are tax deductible. 

We are grateful for your support.

OliveSeed is a 501c(3) public charity nonprofit organization (EIN 82-1693564).
P.O. Box 60713, Palo Alto, CA 94306


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