Morocco, Casablanca

Morocco, Casablanca

Center SIDI BERNOUSSI

In early 2010, the first training center of SOS Village d’enfants Maroc (SOS Children’s Villages Morocco) was opened.
It was built to help young single mothers and their children that were abandoned by their husbands, divorced or widowed. In most cases, they are excluded from their families.
In many cases, without education, they quickly get into existential distress.
In the training center, they get the chance to learn a profession in order to feed themselves and their children and create an independent life.
Here, they have the opportunity to train as a seamstress, learn the handmade candle production and the Moroccan glass craft, also kitchen skills. While the young women are undergoing training, the children are taken care of in a kindergarten. The young women are also accompanied with words and deeds into their new lives.
After the renovation phase, in autumn 2010, the foundation sent the bakery equipment to Casablanca. Afterwards, the young mothers are trained in the bakery trade and learn the baking skills and the production of “fine baked goods”.
The bakery equipment was financed by the German Embassy that enabled the foundation to create the project.
The cooperation between” Bread Against Misery “and SOS Village d’enfants, has promoted a project with a lasting impact.” In addition to the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Rabat, there are many other supporters of the project. For example, the building is being financed by a private contractor, the energy for the stove is donated by a gas supplier and the daily flour needed for the bakery, is donated from a local flour mill. The transport of equipment and machinery from Germany to Morocco is handled by the freight forwarder Kuehne und Nagel – free of charge.