John Wood, the founder of Room To Read (a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting education), stayed at the Kasbah du Toubkal in 2004 and met with Mike McHugo.
Room To Read’s mission is to provide under-privileged children with an opportunity to gain the lifelong gift of education. It was founded on the belief that education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty and taking control of ones own life. Their model also has a slant towards the education of girls on the basis that if you educate a girl you potentially educate a future generation as well.
We were hugely impressed with his achievements and it was obvious there was a considerable need for better education especially for girls in Morocco.