Morocco is a country in North Africa renowned for its rich history, diverse culture, and beautiful scenery. Its education system has undergone significant changes in recent decades, with efforts to improve school access and quality. The government has adopted several policies to improve the education system, including increasing the number of schools and colleges, improving curriculum and teacher training, and promoting literacy and vocational education.
Despite these efforts, Morocco’s schooling continues to confront several challenges. One of the most pressing issues is the high dropout rate, particularly in rural regions where poverty and cultural attitudes toward education are significant impediments. Another issue is education quality, with many students lacking the basic skills and information required for higher education or employment. Furthermore, the education system is not sufficiently prepared to meet the rising demand of a growing economy.
ST Foundation’s Presence
The Foundation launched the DU Program in 2004, beginning a revolutionary journey to help the country’s development via education. Our relationship with the Ministry of Youth and Sport was the first of many, considerably widening our effect over time.
Thanks to our strong network of supporters in May 2015, we reached the first important milestone: 100,000 beneficiaries. A special celebration at the ST site in Bouskoura, near Casablanca, highlighted the program’s success. All details are available in the dedicated section.
Despite delays in our activities due to the global pandemic, our determination remained unshakable. We concentrated on improving our operations, including refurbishing DU labs and the unique organization of summer camps.
These camps have become an integral part of our efforts to give high-quality education to low-income children. In 2023, our summer camps served 9,502 people in 29 sites, illustrating the initiative’s considerable impact. The dedication of 45 teachers allowed us to expand this initiative to 15 cities, providing a platform for personal and social development in an enjoyable learning environment.
As of the end of December, we were happy to have trained over 214,000 beneficiaries since the DU Program’s beginning. Our ongoing efforts to bridge the digital gap and improve educational experiences demonstrate our firm commitment to creating a long-term difference in the communities we serve.