The NGO “Qatar Charity” announced in Rabat the opening of a branch in Morocco with the aim of contributing to the achievement of national development objectives in the Kingdom as determined by national strategies in this area.
A ceremony took place on this occasion in the presence of the Minister of State and Chairman of the Board of Qatar Charity, Sheikh Hamad bin Nasser bin Jassim Al Thani, as well as representatives of government departments and accredited United Nations organizations in Morocco.
During this event, two partnership agreements were signed between Qatar Charity on the one hand, and the National Initiative for Human Development (INDH) and the Moroccan League for the Protection of Children (LMPE), on the other hand.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Wali, National Coordinator of the INDH, Mohamed Dardouri, said that the opening of the Qatar Charity branch in Morocco is a “remarkable event” which is part of the fraternal and solid relations and the constructive cooperation that unite the Kingdom, under the enlightened leadership of HM King Mohammed VI, with the brotherly State of Qatar, under the leadership of H.H. Sheikh Tamim Ben Hamad Al Thani.
Mr. Dardouri praised the pioneering qualitative contributions and flagship projects of Qatar Charity all over the world, which cover various humanitarian, social and development aspects, expressing the wish that the association can contribute to the promotion of the positive dynamism that already marks the field of human development in Morocco.
The signing of partnership agreements between the INDH and Qatar Charity will help unify efforts and strengthen cooperation to achieve common goals, exchange expertise and experience, develop performance, improve the efficiency of practices and mobilize the necessary resources for the programs and projects of the Initiative, he noted.
The National Coordinator of the INDH recalled that the strategic site of human development in Morocco has always been distinguished by its objectives, its programs, its systems of governance, as well as by its financial capacities.
In a speech delivered on behalf of Her Highness Princess Lalla Zineb, President of the Moroccan League for the Protection of Children, the League’s legal adviser, Abdelilah Fountir Benbrahim, noted that the partnership concluded with Qatar Charity is an expression of the strong and common will of the parties in order to promote the difficult situation of children deprived of family.
He added that this partnership confirms the firm and strong will to develop a constructive relationship of solidarity based on a shared conviction and a common vision to combat all kinds of vulnerability and deprivation, and to work to confront them and reduce their impacts in order to ensure a decent life and provide a safe environment for these children.
LMPE is determined to promote this partnership in order to ensure the conditions for its success in the service of the cause of children deprived of families, in addition to offering a decent life to children in difficult circumstances, noted Mr. Benbrahim.
He noted that the League aspires, thanks to its remarkable presence in the various prefectures and provinces of the Kingdom, to build a new and pioneering model in order to take care of children deprived of families on solid foundations, thanks to a sustainable financing of its activities and the adoption of a transparent governance system to manage its programs and ensure the high quality of the services it provides.
For his part, the CEO of Qatar Charity, Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Kuwari, indicated that the opening of a branch of this NGO in Morocco is an important step in the development process. It is also, he noted, an opportunity to strengthen the strong ties between the Moroccan and Qatari peoples and to contribute to the consolidation of bilateral relations based on the principles of brotherhood, solidarity and governance.
He stressed that the opening of a branch of Qatar Charity in Morocco will give a strong impetus to the action of this organization in the Kingdom, “which enjoys a solid reputation in the field of development in its various economic dimensions, social and cultural”.
Qatar Charity is an international non-governmental organization founded in the State of Qatar in 1992. It aims to contribute to development and humanitarian response efforts in cooperation with the competent government departments and local and international actors within the framework of the national strategies of the host countries.
The Qatar Charity branch in Morocco seeks to contribute to the achievement of national development goals in the Kingdom as determined by national strategies in the areas of competence of this NGO, such as education, health, economic empowerment, social protection and social housing, in addition to areas related to humanitarian response during crises and natural disasters.