A Spanish project that aims to train and financially support 250 Moroccan seasonal workers

The Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Spanish Migration presented, on Monday, the project ” Wafira » regular migration with Morocco, which will benefit 250 Moroccan women who travel to Spain each year for the red fruit picking season.

The event had the participation at a technical level of all the partners working to make this project possible including the State Secretariat for Migration, the Ministry of Economic Inclusion, Small Business, Employment and Skills of Morocco, the Moroccan National Agency for the Promotion of Employment and Skills (ANAPEC), the International Labor Organization, the agri-food cooperatives of Andalusia, the ICMPD and the European Commission, informs the Spanish ministry of Migration in a press release.

Funded by the European Union through the Migration Partnership Facility (MPF) mechanism, which aims to strengthen collaborative relationships in regular migration, the project “Wafira» brings several novelties compared to other circular migration projects, says the same ministry.

Its design has been designed to align the experience of these seasonal women who come to Spain with their training, explains the Spanish Ministry of Migration, so that when they return to Morocco, they can undertake and launch professional activities that will contribute to their socio-economic development, noting that the project provides technical and financial support to women to carry out this task.

Currently, the ministry argues that the project “Wafira » is in the start-up phase with 50 Moroccan women who arrived in Huelva at the end of 2021 and whose return to Morocco is scheduled for June 2022. In the second phase of the project, 200 additional women will arrive in Spain to undertake through this same circuit, specifies t -we.

Through its representatives of the Secretary of State for Migration, the Moroccan Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration, for its part, appreciated in Huelva the existence of a firm commitment by the Spanish government in this project and expressed its absolute conviction of the benefits it brings both to Moroccan women and to others involved in the process, reads the press release from the Spanish Ministry of Migration.

Wafira: How is it going?

In detail, the Spanish Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration explained that the project ” Wafira (which means abundance in Arabic) is organized into three phases.

The first preparatory phase consisted in the selection of the first participants, who are already in Spain, and the holding of information and preparation sessions before the mobility in Spain. This is a process that will repeat itself with the 200 women who will arrive at the end of 2022.

Then there is the second phase of mobility, during which the training programs of the workers participating in the project take place. The purpose of this part of the process is to ensure that each participant in the project Wafira designed his initial business plan at the end of the training, explains the same source.

Finally, the third phase, which is that of the return to Morocco and the reintegration of its women, which the first group of seasonal workers will undertake in June (then 200 women during the summer of 2023) consists of the deployment, once in Morocco, of their business. During the first twelve months after their return, they will benefit from technical support from the project staff Wafira» and ANAPEC, in order to start their initiatives and will also receive funding for their start-up, concludes the Spanish ministry.



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