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Berber-Rug Knitting Project in Cooperation with Dorothee Schumacher

Berber-Rug knitting is a long old and magnificent Moroccan tradition that has been passed along within generations. The women in Douar Anzal have been creating hand-woven carpets as long as they can remember. The idea was to make use of the skills they already have to then start unfolding their inner potential and help them

Atlas Sewing School

The first ABURY sewing school was founded in our village, Douar Anzal, in June 2011. The construction of the school was made possible by the ABURY Foundation and the implementation of a Microcredit. This way, the schoolroom actually belongs to the community, and because of their involvement with the entire process, they feel responsible and

Training Centre in Marrakesh

In 2011, at the very beginning of the ABURY Foundation’s work in Morocco, we started a training center for young women on leather embroidery in Marrakech. The idea was to tackle the high youth unemployment and above all, provide young women with a prospect of long-term employment. In a couple’s house, both professional tailors, the

Literacy Program for Women

When we started working with the women in the Atlas Mountains in 2012, we carried out a zero measurement study focused on the education level, work opportunities and life conditions in the region. The zero measurement had following results:
Sample study of 458 people (one village) as sample for four villages in the region:
–> 159 men

Computer Training for Women

Education builds the basis for a brighter future. Our analysis in the region of the Atlas mountain showed how low the education level was among the women in the village. So we established both, a literacy course and computer training for women. We believe, that improving their computer skills will increase chances to prosper in