The director of the Education and Cultural Diversity pole within the Hassan II Foundation for Moroccans Abroad, Brahim Abbar, said Monday in Rabat that the Foundation ensures, through cultural stays, to further strengthen the attachment of children of Moroccans living abroad to the Motherland.
The 23rd edition of the cultural stay, which is currently held, “aims to strengthen the ties of the children of Moroccans living abroad with their country of origin, through the establishment of a rich and diverse educational program, allowing the discovery, in a playful way, of the Moroccan culture,” said Abbar, in a statement to “M24”, the news channel of MAP.
This event, which takes place in two periods, from July 21 to August 3 and from August 6 to 19, 2022, at the International University of Rabat, is held after a break of two years due to the health crisis of Covid-19, he recalled, adding that the Foundation works to respect the choices of children in the program dedicated to them.
Highlighting the mobilization of the Hassan II Foundation for the Moroccans abroad to promote the consolidation of ties between Moroccan nationals abroad with their country, and help them overcome the difficulties hindering their full integration in host countries, Abbar explained that this cultural stay is part of several other activities allowing children of the Moroccans abroad to become imbuded with the richness of the culture of Moroccan civilization.
The cultural stay allows the children of Moroccans abroad, since 1998, to discover the Moroccan culture in its diversity and to maintain their links with Morocco as a country of origin.
The 23rd edition will bring together more than 600 Moroccan children aged 9 to 11, from different countries, namely France, Belgium, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, the United States, Great Britain, Saudi Arabia, Mauritania, Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, Gambia, Tunisia and Algeria.