Coolest People to Know: Meet Maha Laziri
Dec 17, 2020
Being a young female from an emerging country like Morocco, Maha Laziri found her passion as an education activist. Given the limited access to education in remote villages of Morocco, children rarely finish their school and girls get married at an early age and sometimes, those areas do not even have a decent room for students to learn. Maha wrote on her personal account on social media: “We are growing to know that building schools is necessary but not enough. It is not only about education, it is not only about schooling, it is more about what students learn and understand that matters most. Our battle to ensure that students learn is just getting started. One day, all Moroccan children will have access to schools where they learn and give back.” She founded a non-governmental organization in 2011, called Teach4Morocco whose aim is to improve the educational system in Morocco and construct schools that are equipped with the necessary criteria to ensure a comprehensive learning. The NGO is made up of ten people who are still in their twenties and gets its funding from the French Institute, Sciences Po Aix.