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11 October 2023

Continued Support Program for Middle School Students Transferred from Disaster Areas

Poursuite du programme de soutien des collégiens transférés des zones sinistrées Poursuite du programme de soutien des collégiens transférés des zones sinistrées

The Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity is organizing a medical caravan and distribution of clothing items for middle school students from the commune of Ighil, within the Cadi Ayyad Institute of Original Education on October 11 and 12 in Marrakech.

Implemented with the support of the Regional Health Delegation of Marrakech, this initiative will allow young college students to benefit from consultations and care in general medicine, dentistry, ophthalmology, gynecology and the medical treatments. In addition, the Foundation has set up a psychological assistance unit in order to identify cases of trauma and anxiety for and a counseling service for continued monitoring. Artistic workshops were also set up to recreate social connections and facilitate the integration of young people aged between 11 and 16.
All of these activities are managed by Foundation executives, social workers from the DGSS as well as a staff of psychologists and sixteen general practitioners and specialists including psychiatrists.

This solidarity project is part of the medical-psycho-social support program for the 6,000 students and college students who were moved from disaster areas to the city of Marrakech to continue their schooling in more suitable conditions. Since from September 17, several public and private institutions have opened the doors to their boarding schools and classes. Among these are the Cadi Ayyad Institute of Original Education and its boarding school which welcomed 347 students enrolled in the Ighil collegiate high school and from the douars within the commune of Ighil (douars Ighil, Lbour, Tazmamane, Argue, etc.). Likewise, middle school students were welcomed at Sup de Co, the Private University of Marrakech, the Lycée Sdi Zouine and the Oulad Dlim College and were supported by the Foundation. In total, 1,169 young people aged between 11 and 17 are benefitting from the the support program.

The Foundation will continue its programs in other reception centers in the city of Marrakech, in order to support and bring comfort to all these young people who find themselves far from their families and their normal daily life.