School Infrastructure

 

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Immediate Goals:  Through Sami’s Project, HAF endeavors to improve rural school infrastructure – including constructing toilets, clean drinking water systems, classrooms, student and teachers' housing – to help school environments become more conducive to centers of learning for Moroccan youth.

HAF has engaged 37 rural schools with Sami’s Project, and intends to construct new infrastructure in an additional 50 schools over the next two years.

The Challenge
At rural and urban schools, sanitation systems are not properly maintained, or are non-existent, which discourages attendance, particularly among girls. Classrooms are ill-equipped and schools are located far from student and teacher homes, necessitating expensive and long commutes for both students and teachers. Due to the lack of infrastructure, students of different levels share the same classrooms, forcing teachers to monitor large groups of students and minimizing individual attention for struggling students. There is considerable inequality between rural and urban schooling systems, and profound gender inequality in literacy and basic education, as traditional gender roles prioritize the education of men over women.

About the project:
School infrastructure development is a part of Sami’s Project which enhances school environments to improve learning conditions for rural youth. The installation of toilets and the construction of drinking water systems, classrooms, and teachers housing makes rural schools more hospitable to students and teachers and improves the quality of learning.

Project Impact
•    Fruit tree and gardens were planted at 67 schools in five provinces
•    Teacher’s housing unit was built at Mabard School in Rhamna province
•    Four toilets were installed in Arabat School in Rhamna province
•    Two classrooms were build in Rhahla and Labrabish Schools