The Centre Imdghass d'Étude de Formation et de Développement (CIFD) seeks to contribute to the improvement of living standards of Morocco's rural communities. We aim to encourage and facilitate mobilization within communities to develop human resources and provide equitable education for all.
Since 2013, we have led the efforts in Morocco's High Atlas Mountains to bring development opportunities to youth and their communities. Nothing is more important to us than building a world in which all our children have the opportunity to realize their full potential and to grow up healthy, in peace, and, in dignity.
What We've Achieved So Far
- 120 men, women, and children were provided access to medical consultations
- 58 students have access to drinking water and sanitary restrooms
- 58 students participated in after-school activities
- 50 disadvantaged children received coats and school supplies
- 27 students learned about and implemented reforestation
- 3 young people participated in a seminar organized by the Chamber of Commerce
- significantly improved girls' attendance at schools
- improved general attendance at schools
- opened dialogue between community members and government officials
- mobilized efforts of young people and rest of community to identify and tackle priority needs of communities
- established links between local community and education officials to strengthen commitment to educational improvements
What We Are Working On
The Centre Imdghass d'Étude de Formation et de Développement (CIFD) is currently working to establish a network of school buses to provide safe, accessible, and affordable transportation to and from local secondary schools, thereby increasing the enrollment and graduation rates. To achieve this, we started the first phase of the project, which includes obtaining two minibuses and the resources to manage and track the progress of the project through one year. The goal remains to scale the project later and establish the transportation system throughout the whole region into over 50 villages.