Imi Nizrane, Morocco, November 20 (ots/PRNewswire) -
@@start.t1@@ -- Donation for new school project to commemorate Jeep driving event in
-- Brand new kindergarten constructed for remote village community
-- Journalists from approximately 30 countries provide additional
educational materials for school children@@end@@
As part of the international media driving program to mark the
introduction of the new Jeep Cherokee 4x4, an important new
educational project in Morocco has been completed.
In keeping with an established practice of leaving a charitable
legacy behind at locations where it holds driving events, Jeep and
some of its supplier companies have funded the construction of a new
kindergarten in the village of Imi Nizrane, near Erfoud.
The new building, which is to be used by children up to six years
old, was completed as over 300 journalists took part in a driving
test program on roads, off-road trails and sand dunes in an area
close to Imi Nizrane, a village with a population of 150.
"By way of saying thank you to the community for hosting our
driving event, we wanted to give something back of lasting value that
would benefit the children and the community in the future," said
Mike Manley, Executive Vice President - International Sales,
Marketing and Business Development.
"While there is already a school for older children in Imi
Nizrane, there is no educational facility for younger children and it
was clear that there was a need for one in the village."
"We feel this is an immediate and tangible way for us to show our
gratitude to the community for allowing us to host such an important
event in the area and to leave something lasting behind that will be
in place long after our Jeep event is over," he added.
Journalists attending the driving event in Morocco made donations
of their own by bringing school supplies, such as pens, crayons and
paper, from their own countries and donating them to the new school
"We have a primary school in our village but when the children
first arrive here, we have problems because they have never had any
pre-school education," said Dawdi Nabil, a teacher in Imi Nizrane.
"This new kindergarten is so important to our village because it will
help the young children in our community take their first steps
towards their education."
The Jeep brand has previously supported local community projects
to mark the brand's annual Euro Camp Jeep event, in countries such as
Italy, France, Austria and Croatia and also on the occasion of the
media drive of the previous version of the Jeep Cherokee in Botswana.
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