Friday, November 16, 2007

King Mohammed VI launches projects for women in Fez

On Thursday King Mohammed VI was once again in Fez, this time to lay the foundation stones for a number of new women's projects. Two of the projects are intended to improve living standards for women and working conditions for associations in the city of Fès.

The first project is a training and qualification centre for women and will provide them with training in income-generating professions such as cooking, hairdressing, IT, broidery and weaving. The budget for this project is estimated at USD 361,000.
The project, to be built on an area of 950 square meters, will also provide orientation and awareness raising, with an ultimate goal of eradicating poverty and exclusion of rural populations.

The second project, a space for training and support to associations, will be constructed on an area of 1,500 square meters for an amount of USD 515,000.

The project will provide support to local initiatives especially those for young people with the aim of rehabilitating them through reinforcing capacities, capitalizing experiences, and creating a synergy among local associations.



Shawn said...

Would be nice if he would also launch another project to preserve and rehabilitate the Medina :)

Nogueira Jr. said...


“We are free to be free
To make our own destiny
To shine like the sun
To become one
To hide under the moon
Under in the gloom
To run with the deer
To make worry disappear
To listen and to hear
To love and to fear
To make our minds be clear
To laugh and to cheer
To travel and to steer
In the path we have chosen
To be hot or cold or even frozen
We are free to be free
To make our own destiny
And to look back from the finish line
And to shout with joy and not to whine.”
(By Daniel Hooks)

Nogueira Jr