Women's Community Center

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Women's Community Center
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Country: Morocco
Volunteer(s) Name: E Atwell
Volunteer(s) Homestate: Illinois
Funds community contributed: $12868.28
Percentage community contributed: 43%
Funds needed were: $14332.06
Funds requested were: $16902.06
PPCP #: 378-110
Year of project approval: 2009
Projects started in Morocco 2009 (5).
GGLOW Camp for Youth, Safety in the Workplace, Well Refurbishment, Women's Community Center, Women's Computer Literacy Classes
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Info about the Women's Community Center

Although the women in a small community in Morocco never attended formal schooling, they are highly motivated, consistently demonstrating the drive to get out, meet and learn. Constructing a Women’s Center in the village will provide an opportunity for these women to achieve their learning objectives.

The Women’s Center will be a place for women to spend time outside of the home, attending literacy classes and learning handicraft skills such as sewing and embroidery. In addition to providing these technical skills, the Women’s Center will have a Health Room where the local nurse and midwife will donate their time. By attending health education sessions and bringing their children in for vaccinations, women will gain health knowledge and share it with their families.

Although women in this community have always dreamt of forming a Women’s Center, multilateral cooperation will now make it possible. Recently, fourteen local girls have met weekly to organize a plan for the center. The Ministries of Health and Social Development recognize the importance of this center and are providing the equipment necessary for the success of the project. The Association for Cooperation and Development is committed to making an initial contribution of land, as well as funding the monthly upkeep of the center.

The dedication of these fourteen girls inspired the financial and in-kind support of various local entities. The generosity of these groups, together with contributions from American citizens through the Peace Corps Partnership Program will provide the means to construct the Women’s Center.

Note: This summary was provided by a Peace Corps Volunteer and the community administering this project.

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