Very few girls from the rural communities of the High Atlas Mountains get the opportunity of continuing their education beyond primary school. Secondary schools, mostly several kilometres away in larger towns, are not accessible to them because:
- Their parents can’t afford to pay for lodgings or transport near secondary schools
- Their parents don’t have the confidence in existing facilities to entrust their daughters to be away from home.
One of the programmes we work with is Education for All in Morocco – and we are thrilled to share this news from them with you:
“We got the exam results in yesterday for the ‘A’ Level equivalent and wanted to let you know that 17 girls have passed and are University-bound! Here they are with their certificates.
“Six more will resit their exams so we expect we will have more who will pass.
“We are of course all very proud of them. They are the first in their families to go to University and therefore this will have a significant impact on their lives and their families and communities.
“Thank you for supporting us so these kind of results can happen.”
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