Dar Si Hmad for Development, Education and Culture is an independent nonprofit organization founded in 2010 promoting local culture and sustainable initiatives through education and the integration of scientific ingenuity in Southwest Morocco. We operate North Africa's largest fog harvesting project, providing villages with access to potable water. Our Water School and Girls' E-Learning Programs build capacity in the Anti-Atlas Mountains. Through our Ethnographic Field School, researchers and students engage with local communities in Agadir, Sidi Ifni, and the rural Aït Baamrane region for meaningful cross-cultural exchange.

Friday, February 5, 2016

RISE Profile: Fatima

Over the next months, we will be introducing the amazing young Moroccan leaders participating in our US-MEPI-funded RISE Program.

Kicking off our series, meet twenty-year-old Fatima Ait Ali. Fatima was born and raised in Agadir and is completing a degree in English Studies at Ibn Zohr.

"I want to be a schoolteacher because I love kids, and I believe there’s a lot to learn from them. One day, I hope to establish an educational association for children who don’t have a lot of opportunities. I want to change their mentality towards school and make them excited to learn and explore the world. Through RISE, I am meeting others who share the same interests in teaching and working with kids. It’s been great making friends who are passionate about education!"

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