The Foundation's sole supported school in Morocco is Association Ziz Accueil in the town of Rissani, located in Errachidia Province in the eastern part of the country. It is the closest town of significant size to the Erg Chebbi, the largest sand desert in Morocco.
our impactThe Foundation sponsored a total building renovation at Association Ziz Accueil, which is not a traditional school, but rather, a privately funded multi-purpose learning center for local children and their mothers. Before the Foundation provided financial support, the Association building was run down and in disrepair. With funding from the Foundation, Phase 1 refurbished the ground floor of the building, and included: new flooring for the classroom; both Turkish and English toilets; and repairs to or replacement of walls. Phase 2 covered the second floor, and include: new roofing; interior and exterior paint; electricity; and new flooring. In addition to building and infrastructure projects funded by the Foundation, Gate 1 invites tour passengers, who visit our schools as part of their itineraries, to bring small items that are needed but in short supply, to give to the school's students. In this way, Gate 1 Foundation is able to supplement its large-scale contributions with essential educational supplies, which students' families are often unable to afford, thereby multiplying our positive impact on communities.
Gifts to Bring if You're Visiting:
- School books in French or Arabic
- Coloring books
- Color pencils
- Felt pens
- Used functional technology such as tablets (with needed charging cables)