In Rabat, creation in 2007 of the first Reception center in Morocco for sub-Saharan, Syrian and other migrants, refugees and asylum seekers, in partnership with the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees). A reception center is also present in Oujda; the Foundation spreads its actions also to the center of Casablanca and Tangier, in the cities of Fez and Marrakech and throughout all regions of Morocco.
All the centers offer psychological, pedagogical and social assistance and support. They also assist migrants who want to make voluntary return to their own countries of origin.
An orientation towards self-sufficiency includes the creation of cooperatives, linguistic training courses (Moroccan Arabic, French, English), assistance to the schooling of children in public schools, as well as professional training. Cultural and Intercultural activities are organized on a weekly basis, and ateliers of different nature are often organize in order to allow people to learn, share, exchange and to be creative.
In addition, the Foundation’s actions aim at encouraging community projects and providing protection and assistance to the most vulnerable people, including unaccompanied children, minors, persons with disabilities, women at risk and the LGBT community. For this purpose 7 safe apartments and 1 emergency room are made available to the most vulnerable.
A team of professionals welcomes more than 2,000 refugees, asylum seekers and migrants each year. Our centers contribute to the promotion of dialogue and integration of newcomers into Moroccan society.