inspiring literacy, building friendship
We develop English libraries in under-resourced communities of Morocco, in collaboration with local teachers. These libraries and the English 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 young writers and partner on a platform headed by students for sharing their writing 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 the world. (where?)
Your tax-deductible support makes this possible.
In 2019, we focused on libraries for the Zagora region, launched a pilot project in environmental education, and developed the first English library in one of the most under-resourced regions of the country: the Rif Mountains. In the first half of 2020, we are expanding our library program in the Rif.
We're also running a writing competition for students throughout the MLP network! We need your help to bring these stories to life, and our co-sponsor Hachette Book Group will match your donation.
UPDATE ON COVID-19: Schools in Morocco are closed in April, and teachers and students are continuing their studies at home. Our Writing Competition is still going on, and we have extended the deadline to April 19th. We sincerely hope you are all doing well and staying safe.
From the OliveSeed blog
Morocco Library Project —
My Second Home
"MLP is a project that made me think about sharing what I have learned through my experience, and helping others in my community to feel and benefit exactly as I did."
~Ferdawss Ben Malk, age 19, Taroudant