HM King Mohammed VI on Friday laid the foundation stone of a training and supervision center for associations at the El Hank neighborhood in the Casablanca-Anfa prefecture, reflecting the royal resolve to promote the role of associations as development vectors.
The project, to be carried out by the Mohammed V solidarity foundation for a total cost of 10 million DH, also reflects the particular interest that HM the King grants to developing associations action, promoting cooperatives, encouraging the private initiative and stimulating social and solidarity economy, with the aim of securing sound and efficient participation of the whole spectrum of civil society in the development process.
Like similar projects conducted in Oujda and Meknes, and the ongoing one in Tangiers, Al Hank project will meet the needs of supervising, supporting and stimulating the local associations, mainly through training and competence-consolidation of local associations and supporting associations and cooperatives in the process of being established.
Built on a land plot extending on 1,247 square meters, the center will host an office to serve as a registered address for newly-established associations, a unit for social and solidarity economy promotion, training and competence-reinforcement workshops for associations and cooperatives, a computer room, a multimedia space, a library, conference rooms and other dependencies.
The center will, therefore, enrich the capital of solidarity actions conducted by the Mohammed V Solidarity foundation in the Grand Casablanca region to improve the living conditions of local populations.