During the eighteenth 4L Trophy™ Rally, we kicked off a large classroom building project for the fourth consecutive year. This useful project, which is consistent with our mission and values, is designed to help a Moroccan region that desperately lacks high quality educational infrastructure.
This activity could never have seen the light of day without your amazing generosity! The principle was simple: we have added a voluntary financial donation of €20 to contribute to the project. You, the students, donated the incredible sum of €19,305.75. The event organisers, the ESO University, Deloitte and Flashsport have added a further €14,360. We were therefore able to collect a total amount of €33,665.75!
This is an exceptional amount that will allow us to build four classrooms for children in southern Morocco.
The initial project was focused on two sites:
- Tiharyine, where two classrooms would be built near the Merzouga dunes;
- Rissani, where two further classrooms would be built at a large, central school.
The project to build the two classrooms that were initially planned at the Rissani School was delayed until a later date by the National Educational Ministry. We therefore decided to shift our focus to the Haroun School, located in a small village on the outskirts of Rissani, and another site in need to of our assistance.
Laetitia Chevallier, chief executive of the Enfants du désert charity, visited the site every month to monitor the progress of the projects.
During her absence, the building projects were managed by Rachid and Saidi, our local representatives.
The two classrooms at the Haroun site are still being built. The seven labourers who are responsible are hard at work and, in a month, the premises should officially open their doors to the children of the school.
Once again thanks a million to all the competitors in the 4L Trophy™ Rally. Thanks to you, hundreds of children are now attending school in the best possible circumstances. We owe you a debt of gratitude for your involvement!
Big thanks as well to the Rally organisers for their faithful commitment in all our different projects and for their invaluable support!