Rabat - On Thursday, the U.S. Embassy in Rabat shared on Facebook a picture of US Ambassador to Morocco, Dwight L. Bush Sr., while playing wheelchair basketball in Casablanca, to encourage youth with disabilities.
Rabat – On Thursday, the U.S. Embassy in Rabat shared on Facebook a picture of US Ambassador to Morocco, Dwight L. Bush Sr., while playing wheelchair basketball in Casablanca, to encourage youth with disabilities.
Ambassador Dwight L. Bush brought smiles for youth with disabilities from poor and middle classes in Casablanca, as he gave them the opportunity to play wheelchair basketball with him.
This game was held in Morocco’s first Wheelchair Basketball Academy TIBU Maroc located in Casablanca, following a meeting between Ambassador Bush and TIBU Maroc members.
Via this initiative, Ambassador Bush communicated to all youth with special needs that no dream is too big, and encouraged them to thrive, rather than simply survive.
Moroccan social media users commented on the US Ambassador’s picture, expressing their gratitude and appreciation for his humanitarian move.
“We are proud of you. I don’t think we have ever had an Ambassador who is so close to Moroccan communities like you,” commented Yassin Moutaouakil.
Mohammed Elyoubi another commentator said: “I have never seen any Minister or official of ours do such thing.”
TIBU Maroc, which provides basketball training, as well as leadership skills for disabled youth in Casablanca, is supported by the US Embassy in Morocco.
On April 2015, the US Embassy’s Public Affairs Section funded a wheelchair basketball program in TIBU Maroc. The program provides training to youth with disabilities from poor and middle classes families in Casablanca.
By empowering disabled youth, TIBU seeks to help build their self-esteem and reinforce their role as active members of society and as role models for other disabled people.