In partnership with UNOPS and funded by the European Union, FAPE and MCT implemented a programme to support young people preparing to leave residential care. In our project this consisted of a multitude of different strategies and programs:
Individual assessments and resources
Relational social work :
building empathetic relationships
Life skills training :
for living independently
Active Citizenship :
workshops to learn about rights and responsibilities as young Moroccans and be able to access the full potential of their citizenship
Higher education. vocational training, or employment:
support to access and integrate based on personal goals and strengths
of other professionals in order to strengthen the support network available to careleavers
Ensuring the lessons learned in our project were shared with a wider audience
We worked with 30 young people in semi or full-time care in the provinces of Agadir, Inezgane and Taroudant in Souss Massa. We worked with several groups of youth from; Center Amane (Taroudant) Association Anir Aide aux Enfants en Situation Difficile (Inezgane), Association Tigminou (Agadir), Association Tarouanou (Inezgane).
We gained almost 1,000,000 views across social media channels on our awareness raising videos:
We created the first Arabic language website for careleavers which made our experiences available for careleavers, professionals, and everyday moroccans. See the Bidaya Kawiya website for more information.
See our submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child Day of General Discussion: Children’s Rights and Alternative Care – Biddaya Kawiya: Supporting Careleavers to be Active Moroccan Citizens
A year away from turning 18 years old, Mustapha had never thought about his future or what it meant to be an “adult”. After starting his Pathways with his social worker, he began to think about his future, his passions and his goals. Through the Pathways process, the social worker was able to support Mustapha in his professional goals, integrating him in hairdresser training, which led to an internship and now a full time job.
Mustapha attended all the life skills training, expressing excitement in finally knowing how to open a bank account, wash his clothes, manage his time, find lodging, and more! Mustapha was also able to obtain his national ID card during the programme, a right of passage and an important avenue for him to be an active citizen of his community. In preparation for his 18th year, Mustapha is confidently getting ready to move out of the residential facility and begin living independently.