Tangier - King Mohammed VI launched on Saturday in Tangier a number of projects aimed a supporting the growth and the development skills of the population, promote the education of young people, and create income-generating activities.
Tangier – King Mohammed VI launched on Saturday in Tangier a number of projects aimed a supporting the growth and the development skills of the population, promote the education of young people, and create income-generating activities.
These projects, which will be carried out as part of the large-scale anti-poverty program the National Initiative for Human Development (INDH) for a total sum of 59 million dirhams, include the creation of seven youth training centers, six women training and capacity building centers, and a center for the promotion of income-generating activities.
Part of the Metropolitan Tangier program, these community projects reflect the interest of the Sovereign in human development, and his will to give people from all social strata the means to social and economic integration, and to enable them to participate in the development of their country.
The seven youth training and capacity building centers, to benefit the people of the districts of El Mers, Lahjer Lasfer, Bir Aherchoun, Hassani, Mesnana, Errehrah, Branes, are expected to play an important role in encouraging young people to pursue their studies, reach their sports, artistic and intellectual potential.
Each of the seven centers will host several workshops (music, theater, drawing, computer, dance), tutoring and foreign languages classes, a multipurpose room, sports fields, and a cafeteria.
The women training and capacity building centers will be created in the neighborhoods of Mghogha, Dhar El Kenfoud, Achennad, Tanjah El Balia, Errehrah and Dradeb.
They aim to support women from disadvantaged backgrounds by providing them with various skills (cooking, baking, dressmaking, hairdressing, aesthetics, embroidery, and traditional weaving), and by allowing them to have a stable income.
These centers will also provide functional literacy training of women, and schooling for their children under five, and improve their socio-economic conditions.
The center for the promotion of income-generating activities, created in the neighborhood of El Mers, aims to provide training in the creation and management of cooperatives, and marketing techniques. It includes classrooms, a computer room, counseling services, an exhibit room, and a cafeteria.