World Merit Morocco hosts the University of Southern Connecticut
World Merit is based in Liverpool and its HQ team includes young people from the U.K., Holland, Belize, Uganda and Morocco. Like all charities they struggle financially and never more so than during this pandemic. TSCS continues to support their important work on a pro bono basis.
World Merit is an international youth charity associated with the United Nations and focused on inspiring young people around the world to take local action to support the delivery of the UN’s sustainable development goals. Since 2017, TSCS director Jack Stopforth has acted as the charity’s interim COO. Every year the charity organises an international conference and in 2019 and 2020 was hosted by the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University in Marrakesh, Morocco.
As part of the preparation for last year’s event, Jack took a group of exchange students from the University of South Connecticut, USA on a study tour of Marrakesh and provided them with a preview of the outstanding facilities at the university campus at Ben Guerir, some 60km from Marrakesh.
The American students stayed in central Marrakesh and were able to experience the sights and excitement of that fantastic city as well as attend lectures and tours in support of the UN sustainable development agenda.
Mohammed VI Polytechnic University is a spectacular modern campus with world class facilities. It is sponsored by the state-owned phosphate mining group OCP who were also the primary sponsor for the World Merit international summit meetings.