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Let's work together to relieve disabled kids suffering                                                                                                                                                                                                  Encourage and support APEHE actions                                                                                                                                                                                              Let's help them overcome disability                                                                                                                                                                                                         Let's give them the opportunity  to lead a happy life                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                make donations                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        we need a helping hand to get them chalenge disability                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Contact us :   apehessaouira@yahoo.fr                                                                  

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Fifteen years at the service of disabled children in Essaouira                                              

                                                                                                                    

The A.P.E.H.E  was founded  on April 15th,1981, The ultimate objective behind the creation of this humanitarian association was to allow  disabled kids in Essaouira to benefit from a primary education as well as professional training as a first step towards a further aim, which is the insertion within the social structure.

At first, the association got a temporary office at Mohammed the Sixth school, (called then, school of the heir to the throne, prince sidi Mohammed). We later moved to another place put at our disposal by the delegation of the ministry of youth and sports. It was located in “Rue Alger” in the old Medina.

Four educators of American nationality belonging to the Peace Corps organisation, as well as two Moroccan educators were sent to take care of the disabled kids that had started coming in. Some equipment was sent to us by the Peace Corps and by the Canadian embassy in Rabat. It was then that the present centre directed by the association began offering its services.

In 1988 the ministry of handcrafts and social affairs decided that two of its educators work for the association though they are paid by the ministry.

The decision of building the existing centre was taken in 1990.with the help of the authorities and the town council as well as the evangelic church in Rabat, the centre was built and open on the occasion of the youth day, on July 9th 1992.

The centre is now open for children suffering from different kinds of disability , physical and mental. They are taken care of by 3 female educators. There is a workshop where the kids learn how to make wood puzzles that are used as toys.

(by Mohammed Mabrouk)                                    

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