ABOVE IS A GROUP OF YOUNG HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS FROM SAFI ENJOYING ONE OF OUR PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS.
Morocco is a young country with an even younger population, and while it is developing fast, there is still a great deal that needs to be done before the whole population can benefit from the country's growing economy. Under the leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, Morocco has made enormous strides in it's economic and social development. Advances that have played a large part in enabling companies like ours to be sucessful.
We do not believe however, that investment in the future of the country is solely the job of government. Private enterprises, like Still Images, must also play their part. Good sustainable business is not just about making money. It is also about helping build a thriving community so that everyone can have the chance to profit from the opportunities that we have been lucky enough to have had.
We do this by offering work experience for up and coming young photographers, participating in workshops for local clubs and schools, and by supporting a number of local and international charities active in and around Marrakech.
Our company is a founder member of the British Business Group Marrakech
, a group of like minded British businesses and individuals in Morocco, which organises fund raising events in support of charitable organisations such as the Dar Tifl Orphanage, Espoir Baby Orphanage
, an international animal welfare charity.
We also actively support other charities in Morocco particulalrly those working to improve education and helping disadvantaged children in Marrakech. Still Images does this not just through financial support, but also by offering our photograhy expertise free of charge and by donating art prints for fund raising auctions.
We are particularly involved with Education for All
, which offers the opportunity for girls from rural villages to continue their education after primary school.
Education For All was established to help provide the opportunity of a college education for girls from rural Moroccan communities. Its first project, opened in 2007, has been to facilitate access to secondary education for up to 36 girls from the remote villages of the High Atlas Mountains by building a boarding house for them in the town of Asni.
Still images is also supportive of the excellent educational charity Association Wachma
, started by a group of educational professionals from Safi. Each year we take part in their Journées Photographiques, where we help run weekend photography projects for high school children in thier area.