King Mohammed VI inaugurated, Thursday in Casablanca, the regional branch of the Mohammed VI National Center for the Disabled, an initiative that would give momentum to the integration of people with special needs.
The project, carried out by the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity, translates the Sovereign’s solicitude for the disabled and his resolve to empower them and help them unleash their potential.
The new facility, similar to the regional centers set up in Safi, Marrakesh, Oujda and Fez, will offer the Casablanca-Settat region a place for medical and socio-educational supervision destined for people with physical or mental disabilities. It will also be a propitious platform for NGOs to pool efforts and ensure adequate health care for people with special needs.
The Casablanca regional branch that cost 37 million dirhams, is aimed at preventing and providing early medical care in cases of disability, from a medical and educational viewpoint, promoting adaptive sports, offering social care for disabled kids and supporting their families through parental guidance. The center will assist associations involved in the same field and dispensing vocational training for targeted individuals.
The new center will also contribute to building capacities and promoting scientific research in partnership with the academic and scientific sphere (universities, university hospital centers…)
Besides health care and rehabilitation, the center will also provide an adequate education and pedagogical supervision to disabled kids to help them gain greater autonomy and take part in social life.