Before starting the internship at Al Akhawayn Foundation, I was not fully aware of the range of projects it was involved in and it’s action plan. But I was intrigued and eager to learn more about it’s projects. My internship turned out to be a very rewarding experience. Beyond the technical aspect of the internship where I had the opportunity to apply some of the skills and knowledge I acquired through my computer science AUI training; this internship was extremely insightful on so many levels. Indeed, I acquired a better understanding of the needs in terms of education in the middle Atlas region and an awareness of the urgency of taking action. I was really impressed by the foundation’s contribution to providing a response to this urgency and the ways it attempts to overcome the challenges raised in the region.