12/05/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 12/05/2018 08:32
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ISESCO and Alwaleed Philanthropies to co-organize medical, social and educational caravan for remote areas' population in Errachidia Province, Southeast of Morocco
The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) and Alwaleed Philanthropies, in cooperation with the Ministries of Health and National Education in the Kingdom of Morocco, and the Arab Union of Pioneer Scouts, will organize a medical, social and educational caravan for the benefit of the population of remote areas in Errachidia Province, Daraa-Tafilalet Region, Southeast of the Kingdom of Morocco, on 12-15 December 2018.
In this 7th edition of the Caravan, medical equipment such as electrocardiographs, ophthalmoscopes, ultrasonographs, incubators, and examination lamps will be donated to health centers and hospitals, and 15 wheelchairs will be handed out to children and adults with reduced mobility (PRM) to improve their living conditions. Besides, basic materials for normal education (school bags and kits) will be given to students in 9 schools, including 7 primary and 2 middle ones, in addition to distributing clothes, books and computers in many primary and middle schools.
Dr Maha Merezak, Supervisor of the Directorate of Human and Social Sciences, will represent ISESCO in supervising the organizational aspects of the caravan.
Co-launched in 2015 by ISESCO and Alwaleed Philanthropies, this humanitarian programme aims to improve the living conditions of population in remote areas, as part of the contribution of cooperating parties to the efforts of African countries in health and education. Similar caravans were organized in remote areas in these countries: Morocco (Guelmim, Azilal, and Al Houceima); Mali (Bamako); Senegal (Dakar); and Cote d'Ivoire (Abidjan). In their medical aspect, the caravans have treated 8373 patients, made 40 medical donations with the participation of 87 doctors, and paid visits to 50 medical centers and hospitals. As for their educational aspect, the donations included 54 computers, 60 boxes of clothes, school textbooks, educational materials, books and school kits for 14761 students in 45 primary, middle and high schools.