World Affairs Council spotlights Morocco project
The World Affairs Council’s Peninsula Chapter has scheduled the presentation “Morocco Library Project: Inspiring Literacy, Building Friendship” 7:30-9 p.m. June 6 at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road.
Barb Mackraz of Palo Alto will discuss the library project she founded and directs, a single English library built in 2014 in rural Morocco on the edge of the Sahara Desert that has expanded to 30 libraries across the country. The libraries are located in underserved communities of Morocco, primarily in desert and mountainous areas where many children grow up without books at school or at home. Girls, who are often left behind, have particularly been motivated by the project.