20 May 2014

Morocco: HM the King Launches, Inaugurates Important Social Projects in Fquih Ben Saleh

Fquih Ben Saleh — His Majesty King Mohammed VI launched and inaugurated, Tuesday in Fquih Ben Saleh, important social projects aimed for the development of the youth sports and professional skills, combating delinquency and school dropout, and the social integration of people with special needs.

These projects are part of the efforts of the Sovereign to foster a neighborhood policy, consolidate social actions projects, promote a comprehensive and sustainable human development, and strengthen basic infrastructure.

HM the King launched the construction works of a multidisciplinary center for people with special needs in the city of Fquih Ben Saleh (3.1 million dirhams) and inaugurated a community social and sports center (2.4 MDH) in the same city, and a social multipurpose center (7.3 MDH) in the town of Souk Sebt Ouled Nemma.

Reflecting the ongoing commitment of the Sovereign to ensuring equal opportunities for all, especially for people with disabilities, the multidisciplinary center for people with special needs, which will be carried in the framework of the large-scale anti-poverty program the National Initiative for Human Development (INDH), will endow the city of Fquih of Ben Saleh with a socio-educational and medical space for people with physical or mental disabilities.

Built on a total area of 414 m2, the center will also contribute to develop the skills of the target population, and promote their socio-professional integration. It includes classrooms, a computer room, training workshops and an infirmary.

The community socio-sports center seeks to fight against social exclusion in urban areas, enable the population, children and youth from disadvantaged backgrounds, to benefit from various sports activities.

This new facility (3717 m2), carried out as part of a partnership between the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Urban Commune of Fquih Ben Saleh and the Provincial Council, includes three artificial turf mini-football fields, a space dedicated to petanque, and locker rooms.

Ten other local socio-sports centers have been built in different municipalities of the province (Ahl Lamrabaâ, Bni Oukil , Bni Chegdal, El Berradia, El Khalfia + Oulad Abdellah+, El Khalfia +Oulad Hassoun+, Lakrifat, Sidi Issa Ben Ali, Ouled Zemam, Dar Ould Zidouh), while two other centers, carried out in the municipalities of Ouled Nasser and Had Boumoussa, are underway.

The multipurpose social center of the city of Souk Sebt Ouled Nemma, created as part of INDH, aims to strengthen the local facilities of the commune, contribute to the socio-professional integration of youth and women, promote cultural and artistic activities, and bolster community action.

On this occasion, HM the King handed over the keys of 10 school buses to the presidents of local associations and over 600 bicycles to the presidents of associations of the parents of students from rural areas. This initiative is part of the efforts to fight against school dropout, and improve the schooling process of students from rural areas.

HM the King also handed over the keys of a sport team bus and an ambulance to the president of the provincial association of social affairs, as well as another sport team bus to the president of Amal Souk Sebt football club.

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