The visit comes only two days after floods hit the region.
kasbahdutoubkal’s link with efa_morocco is one of the best ecotourism projects I have come across. Providing employment opportunities for the local community and #education for girls from rural areas. Brilliant https://t.co/BXtRviHwDF
— Thomas Reilly (@TSAReilly) September 3, 2019
The project is a collaboration between Kasbah du Toubkal, a mountain retreat, and Education for All Morocco (EFA Morocco), a non-profit organization that aims to reduce the number of girls dropping out of school in the region.
The project is providing girls, aged between 12 and 18, of rural communities in the High Atlas Mountains with housing, meals, access to computers, and study support. It is partly financed by a British sister organization.
Thomas Reilly also shared a photo of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, during their visit to see the project, on February 24, 2019.
The visit of the British Ambassador comes only two days after floods hit the region, causing massive damage to property. Some Moroccan news outlets criticized Moroccan officials for not visiting the stricken town.
Heavy rain hit the town of Imlil between August 31st and September 1st. The bad weather caused rivers crossing the town to break their banks, the strong currents carrying rocks and destroying cars and buildings facades. The floods also blocked roads inside and outside Imlil. Luckily, no human casualties were recorded.