The regional center will provide a host of services beyond medical care, targeting areas such as education, sports, job trainings, and arts.
Rabat – Moroccan King Mohammed VI inaugurated the regional section of the Mohammed VI National Center for Disabled (CNMH) on Wednesday, May 23..
This project, which the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity carried out with a budget of MAD 37 million, aims at improving facilities for the integration of people with special needs in the Casablanca-Settat region by giving special access to adequate healthcare.
Part of a group of other centers in Marrakesh, Safi, Oujda, Fes, which benefited up to 53,531 patients in 2018, the Casablanca regional center caters to people with mental and physical disabilities, providing this fragile social group with preliminary and, in cases of disability, preventive medical treatments.
The group will also engage in campaigns to raise awareness, such as supporting and training parents of disabled kids, as well as outreach activities including assistance and vocational training for associations involved in the same area of expertise.
The center will also open its doors to partnerships with universities and university hospital centers to carry out research projects.
The regional center, which sits on a 6,000-square meter plot of land, consists of a social division, which provides assistance and social guidance disabled individuals and their families.
There is also a socio-educational division, which is dedicated to outpatient services for disabled kids and teenagers aged between 6-15, particularly designed for educational and pedagogical supervision, with a host of services such as an area for parents, workshops for music, handicrafts, plastic arts and theater, and activity zones for autistic children, children with cerebral palsy and those suffering from development delays.
The center will include a medical-social division for screening and rehabilitation, as well as a wide range of therapies with a capacity to accommodate 150 patients of all ages.
The center boasts a sports division for adaptive sports sessions for individuals older than 8 years, and a department for vocational training, set up in partnership with the Office of vocational training and labor promotion (OFPPT), which provides beneficiaries with job trainings to best suits their disabilities.
A housing-catering and administrative divisions, which consist of a kitchen two dormitories, and a refectory for association, a conference room, and media library will complement the services provided by the center.