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May 21, 2019

Learning to read is an overwhelming task for Moroccan children who have consistently ranked among the worst performers in international reading tests. Teaching reading is no easy task for the teachers either. For years, Moroccans struggled to find an efficient way to facilitate the teaching-learning process.

May 21, 2019

Atika is a first grade teacher at Dar Kayd Ali primary school in a rural village at the foot of Morocco’s Atlas Mountains. Until recently, Atika struggled to make reading instruction interesting for her students. With memorization being the norm, her students recited texts, often by heart instead of with comprehension. She realized her students were unable to read new words aloud. Atika’s frustration grew daily as she saw the perplexed expression on her students’ faces when asked to identify letters or decode words.

May 20, 2019

The parents of students from the Al Adarisa Primary School in Inzegane, a tiny city in a southern region of Morocco, are wondering about the change in their children’s behavior.

“Our children won’t miss school for any reason,” said one of the parents in a meeting with the Provincial Education Director.

Visiting the class of Fouzia Atlassi, it’s easy to understand why.

May 16, 2019

In order to offer blind and visually impaired youth access to Career Center services, the USAID Career Center program equipped the six pilot career centers with the equipment that allows blind and visually impaired users to access computers and ease their navigation through the Virtual Career Center.

January 10, 2019

In order to address a gap in soft skills and support new recruits to successfully integrate into the company, Richbond, a Moroccan furniture manufacturer, partnered with the Vocational Career Center in Casablanca to train youth in soft skills essential to the work environment. Through this collaboration, Richbond management aimed to recruit some of the best junior profiles from this group, who participated in trainings that strengthened core non-technical skills such as teamwork, basic rules in the workplace, values and goals, and oral communication.

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Last updated: May 21, 2019

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