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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.

For more details about past research projects view our publications.

Within MCT, rigorous, ongoing monitoring and evaluation of our projects allows us to track progress and results, creating valuable information that can be used to analyze our results and improve our work. This research, shared locally and internationally, helps to improve similar development projects in other regions and countries.

Current research projects:

Fostering: Via partnership with the University Ibn Zohr Agadir’s Law Department and the University College London, MCT’s current Participative Action Research project works with local residential centers to learn about children’s perspectives on fostering, with the goal of providing valuable information to guide the development of a local fostering system.

Future research projects:

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

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.