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.
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.
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
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