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. Nowadays the Foundation is present in several Moroccan cities (and regions), namely Rabat, Casablanca, Larache, Tangier, Oujda, Fez, Marrakech, Youssoufia and Ben Guerir and in Italy. In addition, the Foundation carries out advocacy work at the international level, particularly in the framework of its participation to global meetings such as the World Economic Forum.

What we do

FOO Morocco

Ever since its establishment in 1994, the Fondation Orient-Occident in Morocco has had the mission to come towards the difficulties ...
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FOO Italy

In 2017, the President of the Fondation Orient-Occident, Yasmina Filali, opened in Italy the Social Cooperative Orient-Occident (Cooperativa Sociale Oriente-Occidente), ...
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World Economic Forum

International advocacy work through the World Economic Forum In 2016, Yasmina Filali, president and founder of the Fondation Orient-Occident, received ...
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News & Events

New partnership between IOM and the Fondation Orient-Occident, on a project centering on the assistance and accompaniment of vulnerable minors

The FOO recently launched its activities within the framework of the project “Assistance and Protection of Unaccompanied and Separated Children in Morocco”, implemented by IOM – UN Migration in partnership with several governmental and non-governmental actors thanks to the financial support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark within the framework of the implementation

Festival Rabat-Africa 2022!

On the occasion of World Refugee Day, the Fondation Orient-Occident organizes the 15th edition of the Festival Rabat-Africa. On the program: an intercultural village, artistic creations, music from all over Africa, debates on the theme of migration, and many other activities…!! Discover the program, we wait for you!

Launch of a new artistic project: HUMANITES

HUMANITES project: Franco/Moroccan designers and migrants innovate together! Designers Philippe Daney and Hicham Lahlou alongside sub-Saharan refugees accompanied by the Fondation Orient-Occident. All together, they create a collection inspired by their respective paths and it starts now and here. Humanités is a project led by Franco/Moroccan designer architects Philippe Daney and Hicham Lahlou, alongside the