Ensuring access to inclusive, relevant education
Lack of access to basic education contributes to widening socio-economic inequalities. It reduces the chances of younger generations of people from poor backgrounds of escaping poverty. Aware of the importance of improving early childhood education, the Foundation began working in the field of pre-school education in 2002. Its action has focused on the systematic introduction of early education facilities in urban and rural centers targeting women and young people. This approach has a threefold objective: to pave the way for early learning for disadvantaged children, to facilitate women's access to skills development programs and to provide apprenticeship training in pre-school-related occupations.
Creating favorable conditions for learning and stimulation
Located at Espod, the nursery welcomes the children of impoverished families from the old medina of Casablanca. It also takes care of the children of women beneficiaries of the empowerment program implemented onsite. The children are divided into three age groups. They are taught using playful learning methods, centered on cognitive development, child development and autonomy. They are supervised by specialized educators, some of whom are trained in situ.
Those most in difficulty benefit from additional personal follow-up, with the assistance of psychologists and enhanced educational team. As care is scheduled throughout the day, the Espod facility offers children suitable meals thanks to the cooking workshop and training modules. This makes it possible to consolidate learning through training in healthy eating and learning to live together as a community.
- National Human Development Initiative
- Association Féminine Espace Point de Départ (ESPOD)