In recent years in Morocco, there has been a population boom and a large migration from rural areas to cities. This has led to unbalanced growth and social inequalities. Young people are the most vulnerable, often forced to leave school at a young age to help provide for their families.
The educational system is not prepared for this dramatic urban population increase, leading to the marginalization of at-risk youths. They have the hardest time accessing the job market, especially if school does not appeal to them, further perpetuating poverty.
Through this project, we promote the improvement of educational quality in public secondary education centers in the Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima region. Within the framework of the “Education for Employment” program, we will promote the implementation of a system adapted to the needs of students in 34 secondary education centers. This new training system seeks to reduce school dropouts. Extracurricular activities will improve individual skills and abilities to cope with the future.
The main activities that we will promote within this program are:
- Recreational-educational activities: the objective is to reinforce the main basic areas where students have the greatest difficulties because on many occasions they have not had access to basic education. The subjects are Arabic, French, and mathematics.
- Socio-educational activities: this focuses on creating social values and transmitting them to their families and communities.
- Soft skills: reinforcing the existing labor orientation mechanisms, improving skills and knowledge to access careers when they finish school if they wish.
- Sports activities: sports activities and competitions to strengthen the use of sports as an educational tool. This type of action favors group cohesion and encourages student interaction.
In addition, through the project, we work in educational centers, with their teachers and professionals to support them in the process of introducing innovative elements in each center.
They are our future, children, and adolescents who have dreams just like us. Young people with whom we will work so that they can be the ones who lead, in the near future, the fight against poverty in their communities and neighborhoods.