Najlae Lachkar grew up in Morocco surrounded by the smell of motor oil from her neighbor’s car repair shop. From an early age, she was fascinated by cars and dreamed of some day becoming an auto mechanic.
Globally, the Middle East and North Africa have the lowest rate of interregional business and trade. The area is also challenged by high unemployment rates, young populations out of work and slow economic development.
Saloua Ben Fethalla is a math teacher at Almajd School in Tahannaout, Morocco, a picturesque rural town at the foot of the Atlas Mountains. Her 13-year-old students are just beginning middle school.
Last updated: December 07, 2016