We are active in several areas to improve life at school and encourage academic success, from infants to secondary and higher education. We support the students to ensure that they receive high-quality teaching, built around entrepreneurship and initiative.
Construction of a School for Nomads in Tinghir province, Morocco
Several thousand nomadic families still live in Morocco, more particularly in Tinghir province, where our Imiter mine is situated. These families, whose livelihood depends primarily on livestock, move frequently in search of water and grazing for their animals.
According to the High Commission for the Plan, nearly 70% of the children of these nomadic families do not attend school. Those who do, go mainly to the Class Tents, which are erected in the middle of the desert. Access difficulties and the severe climatic conditions in both summer and winter are both factors in high levels of school drop-out.
To combat this and promote equal opportunities, we have built a school in the Tinghir region in Morocco, in partnership with the Ministry of National Education. This school, which comprises multi-level classes and accommodation for the teacher, is intended to take children from nomadic families by offering them favourable school attendance conditions.