Launch of 2 start-ups at the Fondation Orient-Occident of Rabat: an Intercultural restaurant and an African market

In June, and in the context of the World Refugee Week, at the Fondation Orient-Occident of Rabat, there has been the launch and opening of an Intercultural restaurant and of an African Market, which are 2 of the 5 start-ups (Intercultural restaurant, African market, jewelery, art and culture, Web-radio/F Radio) conceived within the project “Appui à l’intégration des migrants et droits à la diversité” (Support to the integration of migrants and rights to diversity), funded by the Kingdom of Netherlands.

Through this project, the Fondation Orient-Occident acts at all levels of the management of migrant populations: reception, guidance and listening, education, professional training, development of intercultural activities, support for the “Migrants du monde” sewing cooperative and finally support in the creation of start-ups.
This is an all-encompassing project aimed at providing migrant populations a help from their arrival until their social, professional and cultural integration.

The restaurant
Run by migrants, Moroccans and Refugees.
Come by for a homemade breakfast, a typical Moroccan tajine or traditional African dish, or simply for a coffee or tea!
We wait you from 9 to 5 pm, from Monday to Friday.

The new African Market
Opened during the World Refugee week, on Monday 17 June. The idea of ​​the African market is part of the Foundation’s start-up project : create an entire space dedicated to refugee women to sell their own merchandise and make a living with dignity. The market brings together a dozen of women from sub-Saharan Africa. The inaugurated space provides for a new organization of stands where handicrafts from sub-Saharan Africa are sold: fabrics, beauty products, spices and gastronomic products … and more to come in the near future! This innovation, led by Mouad, will allow the vendors to modernize the market and to have a greater visibility to the public. Moreover, it will allow the sharing and discovering of African culture to the regulars of the Foundation but also to the inhabitants of the local neighborhoods.

ElenaLaunch of 2 start-ups at the Fondation Orient-Occident of Rabat: an Intercultural restaurant and an African market