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.
WE ARE RESPONDING TO THE SEVERE IMPACT THAT COVID-19 IS HAVING ON THE MAASAI COMMUNITY
From April to August, we provided food & sanitation supplies to over 4000 people in 12 villages along the eastern side of the Maasai Mara National Reserve
This fall we're planning a program delivering solar lights and home libraries to the 48 families of students from Mara Girls Leadership School, who are sheltering at home
In the works for 2021: a united tree-planting initiative in California, Morocco, and Kenya... the first public English library in rural Morocco... the MLP Writing Competition... a conservation-focused community empowerment center in the Maasai Mara
VOICES FROM THE FIELD
"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
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.
HOW WE ALIGN WITH THE UN GOALS
We believe in the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals as a blueprint for peace and well-being for people and the planet and focus 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