Students made a birthday cake for Drogba as a simple gesture of a warm welcome.
Rabat – Cote d’Ivoire’s former international footballer Didier Drogba made a charity visit to Morocco to fight the “digital divide.”
On Monday, Drogba went to Oussama Ibn Ziad primary school in Casablanca’s Hay Hassani neighborhood to inaugurate a computer room equipped with 9 computers, high-speed internet, and many IT tools.
The initiative is aimed to raise awareness of technological evolution among young students.
The visit was also an opportunity for Drogba to encourage children to collectively practice sports in parallel with studies, arguing that it teaches good manners and respect.
For their part, students did not miss Drogba’s birthday and performed choreographed dances. They also prepared a birthday cake for him.
Ippon Foundation conducted the project in partnership with the Peace and Sport organization and Supinfo International University. Supinfo students will take care of training students and teachers about new technologies.
The three organizations have conducted similar charitable activities in France, Senegal, and Cote d’Ivoire with the same aim to establish computer rooms and give access to the internet to those in remote areas.
The former Chelsea forwarder is the vice-president of Peace and Sport, whose main mission is to promote sports as a tool for peace.
The ceremony was attended by the regional director of the Regional Academy for Education and Training (AREF) in Casablanca-Settat region, Abdelmoumen Tali; the governor of the Hay Hassani District Prefecture, Khadija Benchouikh; the president of the Ippon Foundation, Stephane Nomis; and the general manager of SUPINFO Morocco, Amine Zniber.