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Since its baseline research project in 2010, MCT has worked to ground its projects in sound research, as well as to contribute to local and international understanding of children’s issues and community development.

Using participative and community-based methodologies, MCT has hosted outside research projects led by volunteer researchers from the U.S. and U.K. These projects feed back directly into improving and guiding MCT services in Taroudant.

Past research projects:

Current research projects:

  • 2016-2018 – The views of children in southern Morocco in relation to non-kin foster care (Partnership with the University Ibn Zohr Agadir’s Law Department and the University College London)
  • 2017-2018 – Project D.A.R.

Future research projects:

  • 2018 – “The Mother’s Groups: Assessing acceptability and impact of a parenting intervention in Southern Morocco”
  • 2018 – “Exploring the facilitators and obstacles to developing foster care as an alternative to institutional care in southern Morocco” (link to foster care)
  • 2018 – “Action Research; Child sponsorship and child rights”

University researchers are welcome to contact us about research projects that could fit into our own research goals. Email info@moroccanchildrenstrust.org.

Volunteers with previous research experience are also welcome to inquire about volunteering opportunities with current research projects. Click here to read more about volunteering with MCT in Taroudant.