As Crown Prince, His Majesty King Mohammed VI personally committed to helping those most in need. Many sought to meet him, seeking help. In 1998, He chaired the Ethics Committee, with the support of His late Majesty King Hassan II. This Committee was a multidisciplinary unit designed to boost social and humanitarian action. In the wake of this experience, His Majesty King Mohammed VI was keen to set up a lasting institution to promote human dignity. A foundation was thus born.
His Majesty King Mohammed VI, then Crown Prince, chaired the Ethics Committee with the support of His Majesty King Hassan II. A college of prominent figures oversaw the first collection of public donations.
His Majesty King Mohammed VI, then Crown Prince, supervised an important food support operation. 1 million meals were distributed to the needy during the month of Ramadan.
His Majesty King Mohammed VI created the Mohammed Foundation for Solidarity. Recognized as a public entity (Decree issued on 21 Rabie 1st – 5 July 1999), the foundation is committed to fighting poverty and precariousness in collaboration works with government agencies, economic operators and civil society organizations. Its motto is: "Ready to help the needy".
Priority is given to the rehabilitation of centers operated by Muslim charity organizations. The Foundation renovated 91 centers offering free care to children aged 6 to 18. 100 million dirhams were spent over a 2-year period.
General mobilization and a national wave of solidarity in support of populations impacted by the effects of drought. The Foundation provides equipment and means for the supply of drinking water. It also participates in the development of water points.
The first large-scale local development actions are started. A program for access to basic services and support for the income-generating activities is started in several regions (Chefchaouen, El Haouz, Imilchil, Safi, Taroudant, Tendrara, Tiznit, etc.). It gives priority to handicraft goodsand agricultural production units led by women.
The Foundation is embarking on a major social reintegration program for the visually impaired. It is underpinned by three facilities located in the cities of Fez, Meknes and Taroudant.
A unique humanitarian system is set up to welcome Moroccans residing abroad. A local social assistance and health care system is deployed in Morocco and abroad seven days a week round the clock, throughout the summer period. The aim is to intervene in emergency situations, improve transit conditions and ensure the well-being of nearly one million people during their travel.
Started in 2000, the Dar Taliba is a residential schools program established in remote rural areas of Morocco. Its objective is to fight school drop-out among girls in rural areas due to distance from school. The Khémis Zemamra center hosted 100 young residents from neighboring rural communes. Since then, more than 85 homes for young people have been built near elementary schools, high schools and universities. This model has been duplicated by other institutional and private actors.
Implemented in partnership with the Office of Vocational Training and Employment Promotion, this program aims to ensure the socio-professional integration of young people. The first center dedicated to construction-related trades opens in Laayoune.
The Foundation initiated a major project to combat illiteracy. It targeted 30,000 adults in the Al Haouz, Al Hoceima and Ait Fasska regions.
In Khémisset, the Foundation turns the Ibn Al Baytar Center - created in 1972 - into a revamped facility that provides health care for young people with disabilities.
An emergency humanitarian mission was organized for victims of severe weather in eastern Algeria. Similarly, in Morocco, aid programs are carried out for the benefit of families affected by floods (Middle Atlas mountains, Mohammedia, Settat ...).
The Foundation institutionalizes the network of economic operators and civil society actors working alongside it. Composed of about a hundred partners, the Committee provides an annual financial contribution and is directly involved in project implementation.
Through multidisciplinary medical caravans, the Foundation prioritizes access to basic health care. These mobile medical units get as close as possible to local populations in rural and peri-urban areas. Health care and medical services are provided free of charge. In 2003, 13 operations were organized benefiting 16,000 people.
The United Nations Council on Economic and Social Affairs pays tribute to the Foundation after nearly five years of pro-poor action. This special status is an opportunity for the Foundation to share Morocco’s experience and participate in reflections led by ECOSOC.
In the wake of the serious earthquake in Al Hoceima, the Foundation contributes to disaster relief operations in the Al Hoceima region. Many social and medical rehabilitation projects were also started.
The Center - a first of its kind initiative in Morocco - offers training modules adapted to young people with motor disabilities. Since, 10 similar centers have been created across Morocco.
The Foundation launches a three-year school-related assistance program involving several institutional actors. School supplies, warm clothing and food were distributed to 25,000 children in rural areas affected by cold weather.
The Foundation launches an important project of socio-educational and sports facilities. These are neighborhood support and activity centers primarily targeting young people. 150 million dirhams were dedicated to the development of these urban centers throughout Morocco.
The Foundation and its partner associations set up a regional and local network. The aim is to foster synergy and offer new social solutions.
The Foundation builds new expertise in support of associations. The sharing of know-how, human resource development and capacity building are leveraged to professionalize civil society organizations.
Unprecedented in Morocco, this Center provides integrated, multifunctional care to people with disabilities. As a national reference institution, it also serves as a platform for training and for exchange on disability-related issues.
A first-of-a-kind initiative in the country, in terms of scope and nature, this operation involved a major social program. Including support for schooling, nutrition, medical assistance, employment-generating activities, etc., this program led to the social inclusion of 24,000 people from the Tounfite region.
This innovative institution is dedicated to micro-credit. The platform supports micro-credit associations as well as project leaders.
Located in the Nahda neighborhood in Rabat, the Center is the first initiative aimed at serving elderly people living in precarious conditions. It uses the social emergency services (SAMU social).
This first-of-a- kind institution aims to train young people in agricultural trades. It also provides support to the agricultural sector at the regional level through ongoing training for agricultural workers.
A humanitarian assistance and accessibility system is deployed in rural and mountainous areas. The first interventions are carried out for the benefit of families hard by the cold winter months in the Imilchil and Khénifra regions.
Training in handcraft trades is revamped with a new focus on apprenticeships, the preservation of age-old heritage and support for integration. An integrated, new generation facility devoted to the handicrafts industry is launched in Fez. In 2012, two other centers are established in Marrakech and Salé.
Targeting young people, the Foundation launches a model program to combat the use of drugs and prevent addictive behavior. It is based on providing medical and social care to young people suffering from addiction.
His Majesty the King kicks off construction work on The Bouknadel Community Center. This new platform offers training, coaching and exchange of expertise to associations from across the country.
This is multi-dimensional solidarity project which is fully integrated into the socio-economic fabric of the Midelt region. It revolves around three pillars: training in handicraft trades for young people, supporting local production through assistance to cooperatives and tourism promotion.
The Foundation opened its first community school. It is attended by children from nomadic families in the Figuig Province.
His Majesty King Mohammed VI donates equipment to 100 young entrepreneurs. The donations were intended to support various economic projects led by graduates of vocational training centers in Meknes region.
The Foundation provides equipment to a new Social service center for poor people. It is intended to accommodate the mothers of children with serious illnesses who are in hospital.
His Majesty King Mohammed VI, accompanied by his guest, King Felipe VI of Spain, inaugurates the first Hospitality and Tourism Training Center set up by the Foundation, in Témara. This facility is meant to support the development of a fast-growing priority sector.
A new solidarity-based incubation platform is started by the Foundation at Casablanca. It aims to support business initiatives by young people from underprivileged backgrounds.
A new community-based medical services system is activated throughout the month of Ramadan. The campaign visits rural communes in several regions. 24,000 people received free medical care and services.
A pilot project, CIAT provides a framework suited to young people with mental disabilities who possess professional skills. By enabling them to engage in a gainful activity, the project provides an original response to the marginalization of this segment of the population.
The Foundation introduces a new type of community medical facility, including a full range of integrated care.
The Casablanca Solidarity Market - an unprecedented fair-trade project - paves the way for sustainable distribution of goods producedby Moroccan cooperatives.
This first-of-a-kind facility in Morocco provides care to patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Care includes medical, social, preventive and curative aspects, in addition to support for caregivers.
His Majesty King Mohammed VI inaugurates a new generation of community medical centers. Medical emergency services and multidisciplinary care, including a mother and child unit, are provided free of charge to deprived populations.
A new solidarity-based project dedicated to social and educational services is born in Rabat. It enables young people from underprivileged backgrounds to benefit from training leading to qualification and diplomas in attractive occupations, including those of specialized instructor, preschool teacher and social worker.
His Majesty King Mohammed VI launches a new generation of health facilities combining the features of basic health care establishments and the hospital network: the Community Medical Centers – Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity. The first center, inaugurated in Youssoufia, will benefit 160.000 inhabitants thanks to a comprehensive and integrated specialized care provision, including mainly a maternity hospital, a day hospital and an emergency department.
His Majesty King Mohammed VI inaugurates, in Yaacoub Al Mansour district in Rabat, the Regional Center for Dental Care Al Massira, an innovative structure entirely dedicated to dental health. Medical consultations, generalist and specialist care, surgery and emergency treatments are provided and suitable equipment are available for children and people with reduced mobility.
His Majesty King Mohammed VI gives a new impetus to the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity - Community Medical Centers Program in Fez, by initiating three new units, two of which are in Fez and one more in Tangier. The program is thus equipped with a platform that now has twelve centers covering the cities of Tangier, Fez, Rabat, Salé, Témara and Casablanca.
Following the exceptional opening of the national borders allowing the return of Moroccans living abroad, His Majesty King Mohammed VI gave his High instructions for the Marhaba reception arrangements to be implemented. The Foundation has activated 13 of its accompaniment, medical and social assistance sites, for nationals returning by air and sea from France and Italy, in compliance with health safety and social distancing guidelines imposed by the fight against the pandemic.