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

The story of D. (in French only)

« De ma vie, je n’ai jamais pensé qu’un jour je finirais par vivre au Maroc car c’est un pays que j’ai toujours vu loin tant géographiquement que culturellement. » D, 36 ans d’origine moyen-orientale, vivait avec ses enfants et son mari dans sa terre natale, mais en raison de la situation précaire due aux troubles continus,

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