Together, let’s create an Educational Center for Berber women in their village

Since 2010, the association Le Savoir au Village is devoted to the education and the economic development of women in "three villages" (Douar Batn Chih, Zmar et Douar Al Àbd), located about 100 kilometers southwest of Marrakech in Morocco.

The initial goal was to create a Center of learning where Berber women were motivated to:

  1. Learn how to read and write

  2. Learn a trade

  3. Share and exchange ideas

  4. Support women’s initiatives through micro credit financing

  5. Get acquainted with sustainable farming

Gradually, women have included their children in the project.

Women - the heart of village development

The association Le Savoir au Village was created by and for the Berber women. The goals of the project faithfully reflect the aspirations of the women. It is a unique  initiative in this region. Experience shows us that these women are a dynamic source of ideas and formidable vectors for the diffusion of learning. In a quite natural fashion, they share their newly acquired knowledge with members of their families, and the rest of the community.

Action on a human scale

The association supports more than 250 women and children by providing them with training to enable them to improve their daily lives all the while respecting their traditions. Currently, Le Savoir Village finances the construction and development of the new Center for Women and pays about ten local people to run it.

Focus on women to develop the villages’ economic opportunities to treat causes of rural exodus

For many years the only hope for these families living in precarious conditions was for them to send their youth and men to the city to improve family income. However, with few skills, they are often exploited. Women, for their part, are left alone to tend for their many children, and burdened with even more responsibilities for their families, and the needs of the village. Overwhelmed by these multiple tasks, they realize  their only durable solution for themselves and their families is through training. For this reason they want to educate themselves.

Your support is decisive for this impulse to become a sustainable project.


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Since January 2016, the association is a member of the Developpement Federation of the canton of Vaud in Switzerland

Next volunteers trips to Morocco
april- may 2016

Terre & Humanisme
the Savoir au Village renews its partnership with the NGO «Terre & Humanisme» to continue trainings on sustainable farming
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By becoming a member you become also an actor for change of a village and you can follow, step by step, the unfolding progress of the project.

Annual membership fees: 100 CHF / 80 EURO
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