Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Hasna commemorated the 30th anniversary of the Al-Ihssan association by visiting the Children's Home on Sunday.
Rabat – Princess Lalla Hasna chaired a ceremony celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Al-Ihssan association on Sunday, December 8.
Al-Ihssan is a non-profit, apolitical association composed of volunteers. The association is responsible for the Maison d’Enfants Lalla Hasna (Lalla Hasna Children’s Home) in Casablanca.
The Children’s Home hosts about 100 infants and children without families. There are children in the home from birth to age six every year, according to Al-Ihssan’s website.
Al-Ihssan is committed in accommodating to lost children by providing health, education, and well-being so that they may live “dignified and normal lives.”
As chairwoman of the Al-Ihssan Association, Princess Lalla Hasna visited the Children’s Home on the anniversary where children participated in several art workshops including photography, drawing, painting, and sculpting.
Princess Lalla Hasna also visited the infant room, psychomotor reeducation room, four different classes for children ages 2-5 years old, and attended a workshop where children demonstrated activities they practice in ecological schools.
After her visits, Princess Lalla Hasna hosted an exhibition called, “Art in the service of infants and children without families.” The exhibit featured paintings and sculptures donated to the Al-Ihssan Association for its 30th anniversary.
At the end of the celebration, the residents of the Children’s Home blew out candles and gifted two paintings to Princess Lalla Hasna in honor of the association’s anniversary.
Princess Lalla Hasna wishes that the Children’s Home may be a temporary refuge before they are supported by loving families. She said: “We all wish for these children that they may find open arms and open hearts, so that the Maison d’Enfants Lalla Hasna becomes a mere passage in their life,” reports the association.