inspiring literacy, building friendship
Since 2014, we have developed 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.
Our program has evolved to a nationwide Short Story Competition for Moroccan students, and that is our main focus in 2023. We also publish books from this competition to encourage the young writers and to 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.
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In last year's Competition (2022), the theme was "Life in Morocco" — past, present, or future. We received 25 stories from young writers all over the country. We were delighted that many of the writers this year chose to weave in a modern interpretation of a traditional Moroccan myth. Congratulations to the three top writers, and to all students who particpated!