The Althea Foundation continues to provide hope to children in need. As part of its new preschool project in rural areas, two kindergarten classes will be created in 2015 in the primary school Dar Dmana, located in Ouled Saleh (Nouaceur province).
These classes will host sixty children, ages 3 to 5, and provide access to quality preschool education at a lower cost. Thanks to the agreement signed between the Althea Foundation and a delegation from the Ministry of Education for the Nouaceur province, the buildings will be given to Althea, which will decorate, provide furniture, equipment and preschool supplies to create a nurturing environment for children. Althea will also be responsible for finding and training two preschool teachers. The Althea Foundation is looking for partners interested in supporting this project. Althea has already opened two preschools in rural areas, in Talsint in 2008 and Gourama in 2009. Read the details of the project in our presentation file: Projet préscolaire Ouled Saleh2.
I would like to donate to this project:
Morocco : Al Barid Bank - IBAN : MA64 350 810 0000000006455581 62 - BIC : ABBMMAMC
Switzerland : Banque Cantonale Vaudoise - Compte : N° Z 5042.90.83 clearing : 767 -IBAN: CH5600767000Z50429083 - CCP : 17-677080-6
Pilot project: a school garden
To provide additional value to the project, the Althea Foundation will create a school permaculture garden on the grounds of Dar Dmana, with the support of its partner association “L’Orange Bleaue Maghreb”. School gardens have the ability to impact three aspects of human development: health, education and environment. In particular, they enrich meals with fruits, vegetables and herbs grown in the garden and help students learn about biodiversity and the importance of respecting the environment.
The establishment of a school garden is an operation that can be managed by relatively modest means, and that has an impact on three important aspects of human development: health, education and respect for the environment.
-HEALTH: Enriching and enhancing consumption of organic and local produce in school meals by incorporating the fruits, vegetables and herbs grown in the garden.
-EDUCATION/ENVIRONMENT: Teaching students from a young age, about the seasons, the link between biodiversity and agriculture, the importance of respecting the environment and discovery of local products.
-HEALTH: Educate parents on the importance of nutritional balance
-EDUCATION: Empowering children at a young age by assigning them simple chores (watering their plants, planting seeds, etc.)
-ECONOMY: Promote the local economy by organizing the vegetable garden, with partner associations, as well as short courses in agro-ecology and permaculture from local farmers or villagers.