Behind the Moorish-style white halls, ancient palaces & bustling markets, Morocco suffers from a case of gender inequality that has denied 83 percent of females access to basic literacy.

It’s hard to believe from behind our rapidly pounded keyboards that in a country not too far away, 83 percent of women are illiterate and entirely dependent on the financial contributions of their male spouse.

This unfortunate inequality in Morocco is one the team at The Intrepid Foundation committed to reversing by supporting Moroccan charity ‘Education for All’, which provides free education and accommodation for girls from rural areas who otherwise wouldn’t have access to secondary education


Intrepid has to date donated some $150,000 to the charity via its non-for-profit The Intrepid Foundation, and the figure may quickly climb in the coming weeks after the UK’s Duke and Duchess of Sussex – Harry & Meghan – visited the charity during a recent trip to Morocco.

During their visit, the pair met girls at two Education For All boarding houses and were introduced to the charity’s founder Michael McHugo MBE. The Duchess was also invited by the boarding girls to take part in a henna ceremony.


Image: The Royal Family/Facebook

To commemorate the royal visit, Intrepid Travel will donate $100 to Education For All for every traveller who books the Morocco: Women’s Expedition from now until mid-March.

The Moroccan itinerary offers experiences travellers can only have with local women, such as stays with Berber women, visiting a female rug-weaver co-op, taking cooking classes and experiencing a hammam.

Click here for more information on the itinerary, and click here to donate directly and be matched dollar-for-dollar.


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