EDC 2015


SOS Villages D’Enfants Maroc

GE’s Crotonville Executive Learning Class, EDC, is proud to be partnering with the SOS Children’s Villages in Morocco (SOS Villages d'Enfants Maroc) to help support their mission. Although Morocco has made important steps with regards to child protection, thousands of children continue to face great hardships in their daily lives. Child trafficking and high rates of child poverty and illiteracy, particularly in rural areas, are major problems that need to be tackled.

The work of SOS Children's Villages in Morocco began in 1985. With the help of sponsors, donors and community partners, SOS Children's Villages Morocco built 5 villages for children who have lost parental care.  In a family home, children grow up with an SOS mother and siblings.  SOS Children's Villages provide individualized care and promote the development, education and health of each child.  Children grow up within their SOS families until they are mature enough to lead independent lives.  All of the children and young people in SOS families have access to quality education from kindergarten through university or vocational training.  

In February 2004, a terrible earthquake caused massive destruction in the El Hoceima region. Thousands of people lost their homes and around 600 died in this tragic event. SOS Villages started an SOS Emergency Relief Program to provide shelter, food, blankets, medicine and other things that were desperately needed by the people. In 2004, SOS Family Strengthening Programs were initiated in Casablanca and in Dar Bouazza. Via these programs, the organization aims to strengthen existing family ties and to enable children who are at risk of losing the care of their family to grow within a caring family environment.

These programs provide children with:
  • A safe home and warm bed
  • Healthy meals and medical care
  • A family environment with a loving SOS mother
  • Preschool, primary and secondary education and training
  • Emergency relief help in crisis situations

EDC participants will dedicate a day of service in Morocco to support an SOS Village and the children. It truly does take a village to raise a child! EDC’s support of the village will help provide the following:
  • revitalization of the 30 year old homes in the village that have been damaged due to extensive rains and flooding (roof and wall repairs, painting);
  • maintenance of the grounds, so that the children can take pride in the appearance of their home; and
  • support of community outreach programs that are targeted at keeping families together and allowing as many children as possible to stay with their families, despite trying outside circumstances.

Learn more about SOS Children’s Village and SOS Villages d’Enfants Maroc




MDC 2015


New York Cares

New York Cares is New York City’s largest volunteer management organization. New York Cares runs vital programs for 1,300 nonprofits, public schools, and city agencies to help people in need throughout the five boroughs, and does so at no cost to the recipient organizations. Since 1987, New York Cares has made it easy for all New Yorkers to work together to strengthen the city.

GE Crotonville’s MDC 2015 courses are partnering with NY Cares to help further their mission to support the education of youth and teens in NYC through hands on service days and fundraising.

2015 Service Day Venues:
  • Salvation Army Bedford Temple Corps
  • M.S. 385 Business Finance & Entrepreneurship
  • Hudson Guild - John LoveJoy Elliott Center

Click here to SEE THE IMPACT from our 2015 Service Days.