Tuesday 2 December 2008

Bristol Grammar School - Moroccan Souk 27 November 2008

Bristol Grammar School - Moroccan Souk 27 November 2008Bristol Grammar School - Moroccan Souk 27 November 2008

Bristol Grammar School - Moroccan Souk 27 November 2008Bristol Grammar School - Moroccan Souk 27 November 2008Bristol Grammar School - Moroccan Souk 27 November 2008

Dear all

I thought you might like to know that the total raised at the souk on Thursday (and banked already) is £3385.63

A fantastic effort—every penny of this will go to support the girls in Morocco. I have pasted below an e-mail I received yesterday from Linda—the Australian school teacher currently at the boarding house.

Thanks again for all your efforts



This is fantastically amazing!!! (Yes, I am a qualified English teacher, but…)

This is such a great effort, and your students should be so proud of themselves.

I hope they will get to come to Asni soon to see just how valuable their contributions have been. The girls are so grateful for the opportunity to go to school, and they are so happy here in the house.

We had a visit today from an American couple who support numerous schools and boarding houses overseas, and they were overwhelmed, claiming this is the best facility they have ever seen—and it is all thanks to the hard work of sponsors like your students!

The girls appreciate every penny!

Thanks again - shukran bessef (thank you so much)

Linda, Latifa and the girls.”

Thursday 13 November 2008

A short presentation put together by the girls

Below there are two links to a presentation the girls (with the help of Linda) have put together. Each girl designed, constructed, typed and imported images in to their own slide and remember, before coming to the house they had never used a computer.

The presentation is available as a PDF and as a zipped PowerPoint presentation:

Saturday 20 September 2008

Thursday 19 June 2008

Charitable status

Our sister company, Education For All Morocco Limited, has now received charitable status by the Charity Commission for England and Wales. This is what the charity has been legally set up to achieve:

“For such charitable purposes as the trustees see fit in particular but not exclusively by the provision of funding for NGOs (Non Governmental Organisations) and the provision of grants and other services to enable children to attend educational establishments in Morocco”

Thursday 12 June 2008

Charity Dinner in aid of Education For All

Charity dinner for Education For All will take place at 7.30 p.m. on the 27th June 2008 at The Lion, 27 Wick Road, Teddington, TW11 9DN.

Ticket price £40 (non-refundable) in aid of Education For All

To reserve a place, please contact Andy Philips,

Monday 5 May 2008

BGS team sells Moroccan jewellery

Students from BGS at the Redland May FairThe team of 11 students from Bristol Grammar who recently visited Asni were keen to continue fundraising after they returned. An idea of a team member was to buy beads and jewellery in Morocco and then use this to make more jewellery on return to sell at a big North Bristol Fair (The Redland May Fair). We also provided a setting-up and tidying-up service for the Fair and were paid £150 and given a free stall for doing this. Before the fair officially opened we had our first customer—who spent £35! Overall we raised just over £400 on the day. The students grew more confident in their selling skills and a large number of people found out about our project. Three of the team’s parents helped out and three staff from BGS. An enjoyable day and a good fundraiser.

Wednesday 16 April 2008

2008 Charity Bike Holiday

Thank you to all who supported this event in raising funds for Education For All

Read Charlie Whitfield’s 2008 Bike Holiday blog

To sign up to next year’s Charity Bike Holiday, please contact Mike at

Tuesday 15 April 2008

Official opening of our first girl’s boarding house in Asni

The Governor D’Al Haouz Province opens the new boarding house in Asni.
To see pictures of the event as well as photos of the students, please visit the photos page.

Tuesday 25 March 2008

Morocco and India fundraiser week

Students and Staff from Fulham Cross Girls’ SchoolFulham Cross Girls’ School is partnered with several schools across the world, two of which are in India and Morocco. As a way of raising funds for theses two schools and to celebrate our global and diverse community, we put together a whole week of events in and out of lessons. All across the school, teachers and pupils worked together to make this a very special week. Arabic was taught in Language lessons instead of the traditional French and Spanish, in the Geography lessons students compared life and education in India, Morocco and the UK, and they also studied foreign poetry in their English lessons. During break and lunchtime, we sold food prepared by students, parents and staff to raise money. We also held a catwalk at lunchtime were students showed off traditional clothes from their countries of origin. After school, several activities took place. We learned how to make samosas in an Indian cooking lesson, some former pupils came back to teach us how to cook the traditional Moroccan dish called Zalook and we also watched a lively and charming demonstration of Bollywood dancing. Pupils and parents showed off their artistic skills by doing henna tattoos while the queuing “customers” were enjoying a display of Moroccan dancing. The week culminated in a celebratory non-uniform day when staff and pupils came dressed in traditional clothing celebrating our diversity of origins. It was a fabulous week all round and certainly an experience enjoyed by all that will be repeated next year!