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TINMEL, Sid Zouine School Project

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Following several visits and meetings with Tinmel Sid Zouine school managers,
it was agreed that the priority needs are as follows:

  • Clothing for winter
  • Blankets
  • Medical equipment (wheelchair, glasses and hearing aids)

Furthermore, there is a continued need for consumable products, namely:

  • School supplies (pencil, pens, erasers, pencil sharpeners, compasses, etc.)
  • Premises maintenance products (mops, rags, cleaning products, bucket, bleach, window
    cleaners, etc.)
  • Toiletries (Shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, comb, deodorant)
  • Miscellaneous small equipment (Trash can, Lockers, Padlocks, etc.)

Finally, to improve the daily lives of adolescents and develop extra-curricular activities, the
needs for sports equipment and materials (clothing, terrain, board games, various training
courses, etc.) will be handled according to the funds collected and the generosity of donors.

Among the 1,200 students, around 400 boys, aged 12 to 18, were installed in the premises of Sid Zouine school for traditional education, located 45 minutes from Marrakech, not far from Loudaya (Essaouira road). An establishment with premises large enough to accommodate this population of young Moroccans for a transitional period (estimated at 2 years before their families houses and their school can welcome them again.)

For information :

A- Overview of the installation :

  • 1st residential block of 35 rooms, 3 or 4 students per room (generally from the same douar or village when possible)
  • 5 shower areas dedicated to this block (3 showers per area)
  • 2nd residential block of 37 rooms, 6 or 7 students per room.
  • 4 shower areas (6 showers per area)
  • 6 class rooms

B- Last census

The latest census is 376 students, with the following age distribution:

  • 11-12 years old : 60 students
  • 13-14 years old : 110 students
  • 15 years old : 86 students
  • 16 years old : 65 students
  • 17 years old : 40 students
  • 18 years old : 15 students

C- Needs

Winter Clothing

We have established a pack per student including:

  • Down jacket/hooded jacket
  • Tracksuit (trousers + sweater)
  • Pair of gloves
  • 2 fleece type sweaters
  • Pack of 3 socks
  • Pair of sneakers
  • Hat

The need is therefore 380 Packs in total.

The exact amount (as well as the quote from the supplier) will be communicated as soon as possible.

Medical Material

  • One 17-year-old student is disabled. He has an old wheelchair that needs to be replaced with a self-contained electric chair. Likewise, he needs a bed adapted to his disability.
  • 20 students need prescription glasses. One of them suffers from a strabismus which causes strong headaches. He is 12 years old and the brightest student in the whole school. He needs urgent rehabilitation.
  • 2 students have hearing problems following the earthquake, including one who requires surgery (A wall collapsed on him while he was sleeping)

The budget for the medical component is currently being studied (in collaboration with doctors and specialized companies).

Miscellaneous needs

  • School supplies (notebooks, pens, erasers, pencils, etc.)
  • Blankets
  • Trash cans
  • Premises maintenance products (mops, rags, cleaning products, bucket, bleach, window cleaners, etc.)
  • Toiletries (consumables such as toothpaste, shampoo, soaps, toothbrush, comb, etc.)
  • Board games (Chess, etc.)
  • Books and novels for all levels.

D- Call for donations

In order to fasten the process, we are launching a call for donations for the 3 priority components, namely:

  • Winter clothing kit
  • Medical material
  • Miscellaneous Needs

If you wish to participate in “Tinmel Sid Zouine School initiative”, please print the attached PDF form, complete it, scan it and send it back by email to the following address: contact@butterflymotorcycletours.com

(donation procedure described in the form on page 2)

Being specified that all purchases made thanks to your donations will be transferred and/or kept by the students, even after their return to their homes, once the reconstruction program for their villages and douars has been completed (Clothes, TV screen, miscellaneous material and equipment, …)

These adolescents need to enhance their daily intern life with social, cultural, sporting and educational life, hoping that the Government, local authorities and dedicated associations will continue their efforts to ensure their missions (accommodation, catering and learning).

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