inspiring literacy, building friendship
We develop English libraries in communities of Morocco that need them and want them, in collaboration with local high school teachers (where?). These libraries and the after-school clubs we partner with are a "space for great things to happen," including a love of literature and civic and environmental engagement. We also encourage and support young writers and share their voices with others in Morocco and beyond. Our goal is to inspire the joy of learning and to help motivated young people know they can make a positive difference in this world.
PROJECTS IN 2021: A public library in Biougra at the new Access Language Center, in support of literature circles and literacy classes; a school library in northern Morocco (Sidi Slimane); an expanded national short story competition for high school students; and student participation in a cross-cultural communications project for Earth Day.
Your tax-deductible support makes this possible.
"We believe that bringing people together to read and discuss as a group is one of the best ways to inspire a culture of reading and to boost critical thinking!"
~Ali Amhal, English instructor and founder of the Access Language Center, Biougra
High school and university students: The Access Language Center in Biougra is holding literature circles and conversation groups every Saturday afternoon. This is a great opportunity to refine your English. To learn more, please call the Center at +212 631227203.
2021 MLP Short Story Competition
The competition ended on June 30th, and this year's anthology of short stories will be available in the fall. Thank you to all who participated.
"Draw your ideas with those letters!" ~Hiba Baqrtit, 2020 participant
From the OliveSeed blog
Educating Girls Can Stop Gender Inequality in Morocco
"I promised myself to encourage my female students to study hard at school and to be ambitious... Education can transform the life of a girl. It can empower her to achieve her dreams."
~Ilham Haddadi, Khouribga
From the OliveSeed blog
Morocco Library Project — My Second Home
"Do you believe that books can affect us exactly as people do? That's the lesson I've learned through my three years’ experience with Morocco Library Project (MLP), my second home and my inspiration."
~Ferdawss Ben Malk, Taroudant