Rabat – The United States Embassy in Rabat has launched its 2018 “My Summer of Discovery” program at the International University of Rabat (UIR).
The program, launched Friday, May 11, aims to inspire young Moroccans to explore science, arts, and English language learning through American-style summer camps held in cities and provinces across Morocco.
It is also a unique opportunity for young campers to express their creativity, strengthen their confidence, and develop their professional skills.
“I am so proud the U.S. Embassy is supporting the aspirations of Moroccan youth. Through these summer camps, we seek to help Moroccan youth explore and discover their potential through innovative science, technology, engineering, arts, and math programs and promote positive community engagement, volunteerism, and social entrepreneurship initiatives,” Chargé d’Affaires Stephanie Miley said.
This summer, more than 1,500 young Moroccans from 9 regions will participate in this interactive learning initiative.
The US Embassy has awarded approximately $200,000 (MAD 2,000,000) to 12 Moroccan civil society organizations to oversee 21 summer camps.
The opening ceremony will be followed by a two-day training weekend at UIR, where civil society leaders will learn American leadership principles and effective summer camp interactive models.
This is the second edition of the “My Summer of Discovery” initiative. In 2017, the US Embassy funded 19 summer camps in 17 different cities and provinces throughout Morocco.