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Youth Education and Training Programs

Tifawine participates in the development process of the village through multiple actions such as the construction of a cultural center for youth training and education, as well as tutoring projects and various long-term humanitarian missions. Our missions are not a « turnkey » service, the success of missions depends on the active participation of every volunteer.

We have conducted a census in order to know the number of children and teenagers in the village who are in school. We have divided them into four age categories corresponding to the different levels of schooling (Pre-school, elementary school, junior high school and high school).

• Children from the ages of 3 to 5 years old had, since 2007, access to schooling in our Children Center. A total of 56.3% of children aged between 3 to 5 years old have been registered in it.
• Children from the ages of 6 to 12 years old may be enrolled in the village school. According to the census, 90,9% of the village’s children are schooled within its walls.
• Teenagers from the ages of 13 to 16 years old may be enrolled in Tabant’s junior high school. A total of 52,9% of teenagers between the ages of 13 to 16 years old are attending school.
• Adolescents between the ages of 17 to 20 years old may be enrolled in Tbant’s high school, but some of the adolescents in this age category are still in junior high school and three of them are in apprenticeship. 28,8 % of these adolescents are still in school.
• In addition to that, only 6 young men and 2 young ladies between the ages of 21 to 23 years old are going to college in Beni Mellal and/or in Marrakech.

The schooling rate for children between the ages of 6 to 12 years old is 90.9%, which is a respectable number. However, we can observe a decrease in the rate of schooling among boys, and especially among girls between the ages of 13 to 16 years old. Many children from the village drop out from school when they reach junior high school. Among the reasons evoked are: The long trip they have to take to go to school, the lack of public transportation to Tbant’s junior high school which is 5 km (3 miles) away from R’bat, and the fact they are needed by the parents to do chores at home and/or as extra manpower for their farming lands.

Professional training programs are, unfortunately, not very coveted, since only three adolescents are enrolled in some sort of training program (two in a mechanics training program, and one in a carpentry training program).