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Integrating by Training

Since 2005, the Foundation has developed a new approach revolving around integrated, capacity-building programs for target populations to achieve social and professional integration.

With each project, this approach confirmed the decisive role of skilled training to achieve professional integration. This kind of training provides the necessary skills that are specific to a profession, supplements the education needed for social integration.

Training is also an indispensable tool for good practices in social work, particularly as the Foundation’s partners expressed their interest in accessing to the know-how and expertise gained by the Foundation over the last ten years.
The Foundation’s training-related actions are of three types:

  • Programs in favor of social actors and beneficiaries, meant to improve their vision and management tools, in addition to helping beneficiaries acquire skills needed to achieve their goals. This has led to the development of the Foundation’s training program and to a gradual opening onto the national and international environment.
  • The second type of activity concerns population segments that are not covered by classical programs. This is the case for youngsters with special needs, for whom the Foundation carried out programs meant to progressively set up ten centers across the country. Training is designed to respond to the expectations of people with special needs, taking into consideration employment prospects. The centers are managed by the OFPPT.
  • The third type of intervention reflects the new approach to integrate impoverished people in the workforce, particularly youth. This approach is meant to provide youngsters with skills and vocational training, and help them benefit from specific measures to encourage their entrepreneurial spirit and set up their own business. They are provided with assistance at different phases involved in starting their businesses, as well as management and marketing, even technical and financial assistance through  professionals.

This approach was launched with the creation of the Mohammed VI Center for Solidarity- based microfinance support in Casablanca.
In the same framework, the Foundation has created a Center for Agricultural Training in Sidi Bibi (Chtouka Ait Baha province, Agadir), and a center for training and maritime qualification to guarantee a qualified training in fishing professions for fishermen in the region, who would benefit from programs of continuous training and literacy.
This strong implication of the Foundation in training partners clearly demonstrates the importance given to such action in the Foundation’s strategic approach to provide all partners with keys of success in their social, humanitarian and development actions.