SOS Earthquake Solidarity Morocco

by Foundation Orient Occident
SOS Earthquake Solidarity Morocco
SOS Earthquake Solidarity Morocco
SOS Earthquake Solidarity Morocco
SOS Earthquake Solidarity Morocco
SOS Earthquake Solidarity Morocco
SOS Earthquake Solidarity Morocco
SOS Earthquake Solidarity Morocco
SOS Earthquake Solidarity Morocco
SOS Earthquake Solidarity Morocco
SOS Earthquake Solidarity Morocco
SOS Earthquake Solidarity Morocco
SOS Earthquake Solidarity Morocco
SOS Earthquake Solidarity Morocco
SOS Earthquake Solidarity Morocco
SOS Earthquake Solidarity Morocco
SOS Earthquake Solidarity Morocco
SOS Earthquake Solidarity Morocco
SOS Earthquake Solidarity Morocco

Project Report | Jan 16, 2024
Step 1: Make children smile again

By Tifanie Govehovitch | Development & Partnerships Officer

We are delighted to share the remarkable impact your generous support has had on the lives of those affected by the recent earthquake in Morocco. Through our SOS Earthquake Relief Project, the Foundation Orient Occident (FOO) has been steadfast in its commitment to bringing hope, healing, and restoration to the resilient community in the village of Tinmel.


Assessment and Urgent Intervention

Following comprehensive on-the-ground assessments by our dedicated teams of psychologists and social workers, we identified the critical needs of the population in the villages surrounding Tahannaout, particularly Douar Tinmel and Douar Azrou. Given the urgency and the village's previous lack of humanitarian aid due to its remote location, we focused our efforts on Tinmel, a village completely devastated by the earthquake.

Immediate Relief Measures

Tinmel, housing around a hundred children, faced dire conditions with limited access to sanitation facilities, makeshift sleeping arrangements, and a lack of basic necessities. Our initial response prioritized:

  • Distribution of Warm Clothing and School Kits: Providing essential items for the residents, especially the children.
  • Container Facilities: Setting up and furnishing two containers for educational activities and an additional container for sanitation needs.
  • Educational and Psychosocial Support: Conducting extracurricular activities, tutoring sessions, psychological counseling, and artistic and cultural workshops in the newly established containers.
  • Menstrual Hygiene Education for Girls: Our teams prepared booklets explaining menstruation to young girls, conducting workshops to provide comprehensive understanding, and distributing menstrual panties to ensure their well-being.

Empowering Women’s Cooperatives

Beyond immediate relief, we are committed to supporting women's cooperatives whose livelihoods were disrupted. Many cooperatives, engaged in various artisanal activities, faced challenges due to the earthquake's aftermath. Our actions include:

  • Needs Assessment: Identifying requirements for space and materials.
  • Material Procurement: Acquiring necessary equipment and raw materials.
  • Startup Assistance: Covering the initial transportation costs for the first merchandise.
  • Marketing Guidance: Offering insights into digital marketing strategies to enhance product visibility, especially in the Marrakech region.

The progress made so far is a testament to your invaluable contribution. However, the journey to recovery is ongoing, and we invite you to stand with us in making a lasting impact on the lives of these resilient individuals. Your continued support ensures that we can sustain our efforts and bring sustained positive change to the affected community.

Together, we can rebuild not just homes but hope for a brighter future.

With heartfelt gratitude,


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Foundation Orient Occident

Location: Rabat, Rabat-Sale-Kenitra - Morocco
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Project Leader:
Tifanie Govehovitch
Rabat , Rabat-Sale-Kenitra Morocco
$2,314 raised of $200,000 goal
 
8 donations
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