Founded in 789, Fez Medina is a mediaeval city, comprising more than nine thousand narrow streets and alleys, surrounded by an ancient wall. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site. There are no cars; only donkeys and foot traffic. With its myriad mosques, and thousands of artisans, it is considered the spiritual and cultural heart of Morocco. It boasts the world’s first university in continual operation, Al Quaraouiyine, started in 859 by Fatima al-Fihri.
In Fez, public services for children are limited. Often parents pay for extra tutoring for their children, or send them to a private school to supplement their education. Many families in the Medina are from rural areas and are seeking more educational opportunities for their children.
The Fez Medina is a magical place to visit. Consider visiting the Medina Children’s Library when you are in town.