IECD Maroc, Association Heure Joyeuse
As soon as I joined this training, I learned several things, including how to help people in difficulty. I learned how to measure vital signs, do a complete bathe to the patients, mobilize them, do their bedding, and give first aid.
Health project manager
Morocco: Assistance for people with reduced autonomy training (FAPAR)
Context in Morocco
Young population in great difficulty. 28.5% of young people aged 15 to 24 are not in education, employment, or training (NEET), of which 76.5% are women.1
Aging population. 6% of the population was over 65 in 2014, estimated at 17% by 2050. 2
Lack of qualified professionals to help elderly, sick, or disabled people in their daily activities.
1 National Observatory for Human Development Morocco 2021
2 High Commission for Planning Morocco 2018
The vision of the project
Offer employment opportunities to young people in an auspicious sector in Morocco, by responding to a need of vulnerable people deprived of quality medico-social support.
The pedagogical keys
A 9-month training course to prepare professionals capable of helping the elderly and/or people with disabilities in daily life activities. The training offers 3 months of capacity-building followed by 6 months of work-study training in different structures, with the different public (center for people with disabilities, private clinics, chemotherapy center, retirement homes, orphanages …).