Considering the education of the young children in the rural villages important for them to function in a global society, Volunteer Morocco and the participants of the Health/Medical Service Learning Trips began offering classes in English, Math and Computer Literacy during their stops at the villages. This lead to the formation of the first after school program in the village of Riad in Southwest Morocco. This was the first of its kind in this area of Morocco and became a pilot program for the creation of similar programs.
The after-school programs hires a local teacher to provide additional studies to elementary school children. These activities will include help with homework, as well as teaching Arabic, French and math. During the Volunteer Morocco service learning programs the participants will still teach the children English and help with computer literacy skills There is always a need for sponsorship and additional teachers to assist with these programs.
Volunteer Morocco started a second after-school program three years ago to help the children of Ighilnabah Village with their studies. The program expanded with the hiring of a local female instructor to teach elementary children for the last two years. The Student Volunteers of United Service for Learning raised funds to support the elementary instructor’s salary.