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Transforming Lives

The dad-led School Brigade helps children safely cross the street to school

For children living in neighborhoods in the north of Morocco, walking to school is filled with peril. Cars whizzing through school zones at high speeds make the simple act of crossing the street a dangerous feat.

Najlae Lachkar interning at a local car garage in her hometown of Tetouan as part of the USAID FORSATY training program

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.

Creating Easier Pathways for Moroccan Businesses

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's math students now play an active role in the classroom.

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: June 30, 2017

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