EDUCATION FOR ALL: On day two of Their Royal Highness’ tour of Morocco, education took center stage. The Duke and Duchess traveled by helicopter to the Atlas mountains to visit Asni and the ‘Education for All’ boarding houses there. The boarding houses run by a Moroccan NGO, provide access to secondary school learning for girls between the ages of 12 and 18 who live in rural areas live nearer to their school so they can continue their education. Upon The Duke and Duchess’s arrival the girl’s greeted them with a welcome song. Inside the classroom, Harry and Meghan talked with girls studying for exams, and chatted about what courses they would like to take in university, and what careers they would like to pursue. In their second visit The Duke and Duchess visited Lycée Collegial Le Grand Atlas, a school next to the ‘Education for All’ boarding houses where students were practicing their English. During this visit a Henna ceremony was performed on The Duchess of Sussex, which is a Moroccan tradition for pregnant women and the couple spoke with teachers from the Lycée Collegial Le Grand Atlas, and then enjoyed watching a football match after classes, meeting with the players.
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Later in the afternoon, The Duke of Sussex presented Founder of ‘Education for All’, Michael McHugo, with an MBE in the New Year’s Honours List 2019 for services to improving gender quality in education in Morocco. The presentation happened on the roof of the original ‘Education for All’ boarding house. After the ceremony, The Duke and Duchess met with some of the girls’ who have lived in the ‘Education for All’ boarding houses, and well as tose who have helped make ‘Education for All’ a success, including housemothers, who look after around 40 girls in each boarding house throughout the week.
EVENING RECEPTION: For their final engagement of the day The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended a reception at the official residence of the British Ambassador, Thomas Reilly in Rabat. Greeted by Reilly;s daughters and welcomed with a traditional rose-water ceremony they met young entrepreneurs, influential women in Moroccan society, military representatives and disabled athletes.
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