The U.S. Embassy in Morocco is pleased to announce the launch of the 2018 “My Summer of Discovery” initiative that seeks to inspire young Moroccans to explore science, arts, and English language learning through American-style summer camps held in cities and provinces across Morocco.
This summer, more than 1,500 young Moroccans from 9 regions will participate in this interactive learning initiative. The U.S. Embassy has awarded approximately $200,000 (MAD 2.000.000) to 12 Moroccan civil society organizations, to oversee 21 summer camps. “My Summer of Discovery” is a unique opportunity for these young campers to express their creativity, strengthen their confidence, and develop their professional skills.
The launch ceremony took place in the presence of Chargé d’Affaires Stephanie Miley at the International University of Rabat (UIR) on Friday, May 11, 2018. The launch is followed by a two-day training weekend at UIR, where civil society leaders will learn American leadership principles and effective summer camp interactive models.
“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 is the second edition of the “My Summer of Discovery” initiative. In 2017, the U.S. Embassy funded 19 summer camps in 17 different cities and provinces throughout Morocco.