The Trans Zagora Trail Morocco is the first event co-organized by the Belgian non-profit organization Run To Start and Mohamad Ahansal. Thanks to this event but also to other fundraising events organised throughout the year the association was able to expand and set up various projects for the Boutyouss region, but also for Zagora.
The past years gave us the opportunity to visit the Boutyouss region, which is located some fifty kilometres south of Zagora.
The several trips to the region were meant to meet the kids, the teacher,
the parents, but also the local authorities to establish a dialogue and an exchange. Scholarship in the Boutyouss school is one of the main problems that came up during these exchanges.
We have already been able to establish different short- and long-term projects, carefully selected with everyone in order to better the scholarship of each child from the region.
In this southern region of Morocco, at the border of the Sahara, the most cultivated fruit is the watermelon. This fruit is ideal for local farmers, as it does not need much care, nor material to grow. What it does need, however, is water, and this resource is becoming increasingly scarce in this region.
During talks with the Boutyouss locals we got to learn about their agriculture and got to discuss the solution to the water consumption:
Cherif Alaoui school
A little while ago, we had the pleasure to meet part of the educational team of the Cherif Alaoui school in Zagora, which has a dedicated class for children with Down’s Syndrome.
The teachers shared the problems the school is facing, we wanted to join forces to find solutions.