Marocaroundtheclock is a non-profit UK-based charity. We initiate and
co-ordinate charitable projects in some of the poorest regions of the developing world, focusing on health, education and community aid.
Or aim is to improve the living standards of people living in some of the poorest regions of the world. We strive to achieve this by
providing and improving the basics required for daily living, such as education, food, water, sanitation, shelter and clothing.
That may mean rebuilding and repairing a school house, improving toilet facilities, or providing a clean water supply to remote villages that have
never before had clean running water. It may also involve delivering donated medical and educational supplies to these communities.
Ebo Community Project in Gambia
Following a visit to The Gambia in April 2016, we have joined with UK Charity Ebo Town Community Project
to further the work they have already started in one of the most deprived areas of The Gambia.
Over the past few years support has been given to the main school in Ebo Town which itself supports a community of 70,000 people. The school is
overcrowded and further land has been purchased on which to build a new three roomed school aimed to accommodate 120 children aged 3-7 and in
which to provide them with a free education.
Plans for the school have been designed by 360 Architecture of Glasgow. The land has been purchased and marked out. The foundations will soon be laid. We are seeking
sponsorship and donations to assist with the build at a cost of £2 per brick. All money raised will go directly towards the build.
If you would like to get involved in the project in a more hands-on way we will be taking a group of people out for two weeks in November. You do not
need to be skilled in any aspect of building, although it would be a bonus if you were. The opportunity to make a difference exists and having run such
projects before you can be sure that if you join us you will also get free time and the chance to experience the real Gambia.
In addition to assisting with the build, some people may be able to assist with teaching and possibly to support medical staff in the Clinic. Opportunities
will also exist to visit other schools and scope out future projects in more remote locations. If you are interested please feel free to contact us for more
information using the Contact page.
Iraq - Mudhifs in the Marshes
Our projects in southern Iraq have been put on hold due to the unstable security situation in the region.
We aim to construct a traditional Iraqi mudhif to assist with apsects of much needed cultural preservation and shall be undertaking two school projects to build
two facilities, the first in Basra and the other will be with the M'Hyatt community west of Qurna in the marsh lands.
We will publish news and updates to the project in due course.
Project 2010 focused on the town of Ndiaoudoune which lies just north of Saint Louis in
north-west Senegal, by the border with Mauritania. It is approximately 4 hours drive from Dakar.
The principal aim of the project was to supply the main town of Ndiaoudoune as well as the smaller nearby villages with access to clean water.
The women and children had to walk a considerable distance every day to collect it. Rather than undertake this lengthy daily walk some people still
chose to drink the heavily polluted river water nearby. By installing stand pipes and water towers we provided the schools, mosque and general
community with access to clean water.
Project 2010 was a tremendous success and delivered all of its objectives on time and within budget. Phase 2 took place from December 2010
and ran into January 2011. This saw the laying of additional sub terranean water pipes and the erection of several new standpipes in the communities of Mbailer and Tode.