OUR MISSION: Inspire the next generation to be learners, critical thinkers, and ultimately ethical leaders and changemakers. We partner at the grassroots level with teachers, conservationists, students, and community members 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.
10,000s OF LEARNERS
"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, Ibn Sina High School, Biougra
How we align with the UN Goals
We believe in the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals as a blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet. 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
Protecting and restoring LIFE ON LAND through environmental stewardship and young leadership is one of our goals, and we see it as intertwined with our broader goals of literacy and educational enrichment. Read this interview with Kenyan conservationist Amos Kipeen from Moroccan student Mohcine El-alji.
Join the Village
OliveSeed is a collaboration. We work with local conservationists, teachers, students, and grassroots community groups and sometimes other organizations including the Peace Corps. We've been vetted by Benevity and Bright Funds, and have earned the Gold Seal of Transparency from GuideStar. Our repeat institutional supporters include the US Embassy in Morocco and Rotary International.
The opportunity and need are great, and we're always in need of help and partnership. Most of our support comes from individuals like you who want to make a real difference in the world in the most direct and efficient way possible. We're grateful for your support.