In­trepid pre­scribes tablets

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THE In­trepid Foun­da­tion has been sup­port­ing Ed­u­ca­tion For All’s (EFA) Project Tablets dur­ing COVID-19 pan­demic, aimed at im­prov­ing ed­u­ca­tion ac­cess for Moroc­can girls.

The ini­tia­tive strives to bring re­mote learn­ing via the in­ter­net to ru­ral stu­dents fol­low­ing three months of lock­down, funded di­rectly by In­trepid Travel’s not­for-profit arm.

The stu­dents, lo­cated in the High At­las moun­tains, were un­able to at­tend school af­ter they were closed across the coun­try, and were un­able to ac­cess ed­u­ca­tion re­sources due to their re­mote lo­ca­tion.

Last week, In­trepid Morocco Gen­eral Man­ager Hala Benkhal­doun and the Ed­u­ca­tion For All team hand-de­liv­ered 25 tablets to the girls to help them re­sume their ed­u­ca­tion.

They now have ac­cess to on­line tu­to­rial re­sources.

“Due to the pan­demic’s im­pacts, we need to con­tinue the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s mo­men­tum to help these girls achieve their dreams,” said In­trepid Manag­ing Di­rec­tor EMEA Zina Bencheikh.

“Morocco faces an 80% il­lit­er­acy rate among women, and EFA has made ed­u­ca­tion ac­ces­si­ble for young girls in re­mote ar­eas where there are typ­i­cally bar­ri­ers to learn­ing,” she added.

Pic­tured: In­trepid GM for Morocco Hala Benkhal­doun (left) with some tablet re­cip­i­ents.

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