Rabat- King Mohammed VI launched, on Thursday at the Ben M'Sick prefecture in Casablanca, the national solidarity campaign, held annually by the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity under the motto "United to Help the Poor".
Rabat- King Mohammed VI launched, on Thursday at the Ben M’Sick prefecture in Casablanca, the national solidarity campaign, held annually by the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity under the motto “United to Help the Poor”.
The annual campaign is held under the chairmanship of the King who has set since his accession to the throne, social work as a national priority.
This campaign, to last from January 8 to 16, has become an opportunity for all Moroccans to renew their commitment to the values of civism and patriotism, through their contribution to the actions and projects carried out by the Foundation for needy people in the different regions of the Kingdom.
The National Solidarity Campaign consists in raising funds to finance social projects and implement the action plans that have evolved over the years to meet the needs of targeted populations.
The Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity allocates, in order of importance, the collected funds to projects run by NGOs or directly to the people, including the poor and people in a precarious situation. The Foundation resources are used to finance projects dealing with training, qualification and socio-professional integration of the target population (youth, women, people with special needs), the “Marhaba” operation -held every summer to help Moroccan expatriates spending holidays in Morocco- and food support to the needy during the holy month of Ramadan, in addition to sustainable development projects and humanitarian activities both in Morocco and abroad.
On this occasion, the Sovereign dedicated a center for solidarity micro-enterprises. The 42.6 million-dirham center is meant to support the creation and development of micro-enterprises by needy young entrepreneurs.
The center, which offers free temporary accommodation to micro-enterprises, also seeks to promote self-employment of young people and fight poverty and unemployment among this category.
The center also offers recipients equipment needed to start their projects, working capitals to launch their activities, as well as training sessions to develop their personal, entrepreneurial and managerial skills.
Built on an area of 7697 square meters, the new facility houses 51 workshops for production activities, 29 dedicated platforms to service providers, meeting rooms, a support service for microenterprises, a training room, and other administrative and technical dependencies.
After visiting the new facility, the King presented 3 million dirhams in checks to 22 NGOs and cooperatives from different regions of the Kingdom to support them and help them carry out their projects.