The Ennajah Foundation has signed a sponsorship agreement for three initiatives for the integration of young people through sport, launched by the NGO Tibu Africa.
This signature, specify the partners, took place on the sidelines of the opening of the 2nd edition of the “African Summit on Education through Sport”, organized jointly in Casablanca by the Ministry of National Education, Preschool and Sports. as well as TIBU Africa.
The signing of this agreement consolidates and reiterates the support provided by the Ennajah Foundation to Tibu Africa. It is thus capitalizing on the success of the sponsorship of the “Girls CAN 2022”, organized last year for the benefit of 240 girls and women as well as 3,000 beneficiaries in the Casablanca-Settat region.
Proud of this success and fully committed to the integration of young people through sport, the Ennajah Foundation has decided to renew this partnership and, above all, to open it up to new initiatives for the benefit of a greater number of beneficiaries. Thus, under the terms of this agreement, the Ennajah Foundation supports the “GIRLS CAN 2023 Initiative”, the “Second Chance School” project, as well as the “63 African Sports Changemakers Project”.
“GIRL CAN 2023”
True to the spirit of the 1st edition, the “GIRLS CAN 2023” initiative aims to give new impetus to the personal and professional project of 240 young girls in vulnerable situations through sport. It will thus include several levels of intervention, in particular the training of girls, socio-professional and psychological support, as well as the organization of football tournaments to promote inclusion, exchange and social cohesion. The “GIRLS CAN 2023” also aims to raise awareness of the situation of these girls and to offer innovative tools to promote their inclusion.
“Second chance school”
This is a professional integration project through sport which aims to promote the employability of 100 young people and girls aged 16 to 25, as well as 1,100 children and women, from disadvantaged neighborhoods and rural areas. from Casablanca. The objective is thus to equip the beneficiaries with the necessary skills to occupy mainly sports-related positions, such as that of coach, among others.
“63 African Sports Changemakers Project”
This project aims to develop technical skills and leadership, decision-making and synergy creation, for the benefit of 63 young people from different African countries, who will be selected following a call for applications.
The 63 beneficiaries will thus follow a 6-month training course, then will be closely supported for the launch of their various projects related to sustainable community development through sport.
For Aïcha Lebsir, General Manager of the Ennajah Foundation, through this agreement, the Foundation “reiterates and strengthens its commitment alongside Tibu Africa, because the impact of sport on social and economic development is well established. These 3 initiatives together correspond perfectly to the vision of the Ennajah Foundation in terms of the integration of young people through sport. They also integrate our CSR approach and reflect the founding values of the Ennajah Foundation”.
In the same vein, Mohamed Amine Zariat, Ashoka Fellow and Founding President of the NGO Tibu Africa, “the renewed partnership with the Ennajah Foundation will allow us to continue to bring about significant changes in the lives of young girls and boys in our community through support aimed at providing them with educational, professional, entrepreneurial and social opportunities”.
“We are committed to working together with passion and determination to achieve this goal,” he added.