Rabat, one of Morocco’s largest cities, has its share of social issues including high rates of unemployment and, because it is illegal to have children out of wedlock, a great deal of children who are either homeless, or living on the street. As a volunteer in Morocco, you will have an opportunity to work with local people to address some of these pervasive social issues. You’ll enjoy learning about the history and culture of a part of the world that you’ve always dreamed about as you lend your unique passion and experience working side-by-side with members of your new community.
Four million people in Morocco live below the poverty line, three million of them in rural areas, yet many families living just above the poverty line also face severe inequalities in income distribution, health care, and living standards. In Morocco, the average years of schooling for a child is far below other countries in the region and even further below the global expected standards for children ages 5-16.
In Morocco, only 20% of girls have a secondary education compared with 30% of boys. Contribute to programs that encourage girls to fulfill their potential, while delivering public health solutions to improve overall well-being. Women undertake more than 7 times as much unpaid work than men. We’re working to empower women through education and support for economic activities.
Join our team to volunteer in Morocco as we combat urban and rural poverty and its impact on the education of vulnerable children and girls and deliver public health campaigns to those that lack adequate health care.
Volunteers in Morocco greatly contribute to improving the quality of education that every child deserves. Primary schools and organizations that support vulnerable children are under resourced and understaffed. Volunteers assist teachers, conduct educational and recreational programming, teach English language skills, and provide children with much needed one-on-one attention.
Morocco’s health care system is behind where it should be, especially in the rural areas. Through outreach, education, and care, you will provide much-needed support to vulnerable children and adults in low-income communities. In addition we lead multiple public health projects in Morocco including vision screening for children, oral health campaigns, and the promotion of hygiene in schools.
Girls’ & Women’s Empowerment
Fostering economic opportunities for women creates financial independence and the leadership skills that build stronger communities. These Moroccan women are eager to receive your support and determined to transform themselves, their families, and ultimately the community at large.