5 August 2011

Morocco: HM the King Inaugurates in Sale Socio-Educational Space, Lays Foundation Stone of Centre for Training in Handicraft Professions

Sale — HM King Mohammed VI inaugurated, on Friday in Sale (near Rabat), a socio-educational space to promote the youth's competences and laid the foundation stone to build a regional centre for training in handicraft professions.

- The two projects reflect the special attention the Sovereign pays to the youth's social and cultural promotion

- The Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity gives particular attention to issues of the youth in its plans of action

The two projects are carried out by the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity for 15 million dirhams.

They are part of the Foundation's priorities in terms of carrying out social, educational, cultural, sports, training and supervision projects for the youth.

The 5-million dirham socio-educational space, which was built on 1,724 square metres, aims at supervising the youth, promoting income-generating activities and encouraging voluntary work in order to foster the culture of community solidarity among the city's youth.

As to the 10-million dirham regional centre for training in handicraft professions, it falls within the scope of the programme carried out by the Foundation upon the Royal instructions, to set up four centres intended to provide vocational qualification that matches the socio-economic reality of the handicraft sector.

The centre will be set up on 4,875 square metres and will include workshops for pottery, traditional zellij, stone sculpture, tapestry-making, carpet making, traditional dress making, ironwork and basket work.

It will also have four classrooms, exhibition halls, a "job and micro-credit" space, a "handicraft innovation" space, a library, a computer science room and a multi-purpose room.

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