Taroudant - An organisation based in the predominantly French-speaking city of Montreal launched a project on April 8th to provide help and support for families of Moroccan origins who are facing difficulties in Quebec.
Taroudant – An organisation based in the predominantly French-speaking city of Montreal launched a project on April 8th to provide help and support for families of Moroccan origins who are facing difficulties in Quebec.
According to the organizers, the project, called “Roots”, aims to support and empower families of Moroccan origin experiencing difficulties in their host society, “… given the various problems and the many challenges they face.”
Mohammed Berhone, president of the organization, said “Roots” aims first to consolidate the family unit and help restore reconciliation and communication within the family .
The same source added that the project serves also to support parents whose children are faced with certain difficulties regarding psychosocial issues by providing them the necessary means to address their concerns.
Berhone said that the project helps in establishing a relationship of trust between parents in distress and their children, offering them access to health institutions and social services in Quebec.
Habiba Zemmouri, Morocco’s General Consul to Montreal, whom attended the launching of the project, said the success of such projects requires a collective commitment and continuous mobilization to actualize the values put forth. Chief among these values, for Moroccan families and the host society of Quebec are tolerance, the well-being of the families and living together in harmony.
According to the Canadian government’s official website, an estimated 100,000 Canadians are of Moroccan origin, making them the largest North African community in the country.