October “Voyages Humanitaires”: Morocco

This was an unusual but highly successful addition to Rosey’s service learning projects, where teachers worked with the NGO, “Education for All” (EFA) which, in 2006, identified a need to support Moroccan girls’ secondary education through building and funding boarding houses. These enable girls to attend secondary school without travelling long distances every day. EFA now have 5 houses, 4 of which were visited, thereby providing students with the opportunity to find out more about the importance of access to secondary education for girls living in rural areas in Morocco. Students were also challenged to plan, organize and engage in games, crafts and activities with girls residing in boarding houses. The trip was also physically challenging with long and occasionally difficult cycling routes through the beautiful scenery of the Atlas mountains.