To the young women growing up in Morocco’s rural villages, staying in school, unfortunately, is not always a given. In fact, only 26% of girls outside of cities attend secondary school, as many are obligated to earn a living and marry at a young age.
In addition, girls from lower income rural areas have inadequate access to health education, few opportunities for extra-curricular activities, language or life skills which makes finishing school and entering the workforce nearly impossible.
ABOUT PROJECT SOAR
Project Soar is a non-profit organization helping to educate and underserved adolescent girls through girl curriculum that helps them recognize their value, voice, body and rights to prepare them for more productive futures.
Founded in 2012 by two American entrepreneurs, Project Soar provides educational workshops and activities for young women aged 12-17 in rural Morocco. These programs promote leadership and female empowerment, be it through sports, team building or creative projects. They come at no cost for girls to attend; participants must only sign a pledge promising they will stay in school. The organization has expanded to support more than 250 girls – many of whom lack guidance on topics of women’s issues and feminine health.
TBTF is proud to be supporting Project Soar in a Box. This program enables Project Soar to expand its work to satellite villages. Each box contains orientation manuals, lessons and modules, facilitator guides, materials along with support. For girls to participate they must commit to stay in school.