1 August 2012

Morocco: HM the King Inaugurates in Mohammedia Three Social Projects to Improve the Population's Living Conditions

Mohammedia — The outreach policy launched by HM King Mohammed VI has once again materialized with HM the King's launch, Wednesday in Mohammedia, of several social projects aimed at improving the living conditions of the population of the city.

HM the King inaugurated a social centre for the mother and the child, a social centre for the elderly and a socio-commercial complex to support fish sellers, set up by the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity for about 19 million dirhams.

The projects aim at supporting women in a difficult situation, providing care to the elderly and promoting the fishieries sector to make it a real driving force for economic and social development.

The 2.8 million dirham social centre for the mother and the child will provide women with training in cookery and traditional dressmaking as well as literacy classes, along with psychological support and legal protection.

The 7.8 million dirham social centre for the elderly is meant to provide accommodation, catering, helath care and dignified life to the needy, homeless elderly who have no family support. It will contribute to their integration, protection and improvement of living conditions.

The centre is intended to fight begging and will enable to establish a regional observatory for the elderly in a vulnerable situation in order to set up a system to assist and protect this impoverished social segment.

As to the 7.9 million dirham socio-commercial complex to support fish sellers, it is part of the new programme adopted by the foundation for the benefit of fishermen. The centre is at the same time a structure of accommodation, vocational training and support for fish sellers working in the Mohammedia port, especially through support for marketing of fishing products.

On this occasion, HM the King handed over keys of an ambulance and a light vehicle, donated by the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity for the benfit of the Muslim Association for charity, which runs the social centre foe the elderly.

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