A highlight of the day was the presentation of the MBE to Mike McHugo, founder of Education For All and a people and places local partner. Mike was given this honour for services to improving gender equality in education in Morocco. When he accepted the award Mike said:
I have been awarded an MBE in the New Year honours list which has just been made public. When asked if I would accept, I said I would but on behalf of Education For All (EFA) www.efamorocco.org
For me this is about EFA and is recognition of its good works and its achievement to date, the award really should belong to EFA collectively and in my mind it does rather than an individual.
This has only been possible because of many people’s work and effort and generosity in allowing EFA to finance the build and running of 5, soon to be 6 boarding houses, providing the opportunity of a secondary education to girls from the rural High Atlas Mountains in Morocco, that many in our society take for granted.
There are people who deserve a special mention who have made this possible – I and they, know who they are. This is a team effort and for me a team award for EFA so congratulations officers, house mothers, past and future volunteers past future and current donors without whom we at EFA would not be able to do our work..
I read the other day these words attributed to Confucius:
Education breeds Confidence
Confidence breeds Hope
Hope breeds Peace
Hopefully appropriate words for EFA to continue its work.
Click here to find out how you can volunteer with people and places at one of the Education For All boarding houses: https://travel-peopleandplaces.co.uk/projects/257/Education-Support-for-Girls-in-Morocco-(ED)