Fondation Orient-Occident (FOO) is a Moroccan non-profit organization recognized of public utility. Intellectually and practically conceived as a bridge between the two shores of the Mediterranean, its mission is to come towards the difficulties of migrants, refugees and the disadvantaged youth, and to promote employability by setting up socio-educational and professional training centers. Fondation Orient-Occident also works for the protection of diversity, and for the valorisation of all cultures.

What we do


World Economic Forum

Advocacy work through the World Economic Forum Yasmina Filali, president of the Fondation Orient-Occident, receives the prize for "Social Entrepreneurship" ...
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Fondation Orient-Occident works to consolidate a social and cultural connection between the Western and Eastern realities of the Mediterranean region, ...
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Community development

Morocco, along with most other countries in the MENA region, faces enormous challenges, both in terms of high unemployment rates ...
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Fondation Orient-Occident is a point of encounter between the multiple realities existing across the shores of the Mediterranean: it creates ...
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News & Events

16 Days of activism: Fondation Orient-Occident stands for the rights of women and advocates against gender based violence

Between the 25th of November and the 10th of December, the international campaign against violence against women is taking place. For that Fondation Orient-Occident has organized and participated in various events supporting the cause and highlighting the critical condition that refugee women live. In particular FOO was present at the “16 Days of Activism” opening

Fondation Orient-Occident participates to the National Women’s Day in the district of Yacoub el Mansour

For the National Women’s Day, the district of Yacoub el Mansour organized various stands where also Fondation Orient-Occident participated, along with the “Messengers of Messages”, adding to the Moroccan traditions exposed also the Sub-Saharan ones. Thanks to this collaboration the district of Yacoub el Mansour was able to witness and acknowledge the its multicultural character