Solidarity with the Sub Saharan Migrants in Agadir
Project Location: Agadir, Morocco
Project Leader: Kawtar Lourhaz
Global Task Force Team Members: Daniel (dr Progress) as a community connector, Albert from media and design team.
Many Sub-Saharan migrants are facing difficulties especially during this particular period caused by the spread of the Covid 19 virus.As a member of World Merit Agadir, I decided to create a project that will help us collect donations (food, clothes for adults and babies ,covers, toys ) and distribute them to the Sub-Saharan migrants in difficulties.The project will be also a way to raise awareness of the importance of helping people in need and the importance of standing against racism.
My community is facing many challenges and one of the biggest challenges is to adapt to the changing environment and circumstances.The economic development along with the progress of technologies made many people face so much changes in a short period of time.Actually,our society that was composed with only Arabic and Amazigh people became so diverse and we started having more immigrants coming from other countries in the African continent. I noticed that during the Corona period many of them were struggling and I was contacted by a friend of mine who told me that many of them actually have babies who need food and clothes.
I understand that the best way to help these people is to create a sustainable way for them to find an income and to be Independent, but great things are not done by impulse,but by a series of small things brought together.Many people will think that donating a small amount of food or some of their clothes is nothing but when it is done with love it can really make a difference in someone's life.
Project Leader Bio
Kawtar Lourhraz was born in the city of Agadir in Morocco in the year of 1996. She got her high school degree in 2014 in physics and chemistry. She got a full scholarship at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, majoring in Engineering and Management with a concentration of Environmental Engineering and Renewable Energies.
During high school, Kawtar participated in a competition called innovative and social student by JCI and won the prize in 2012. She is really involved that she was serving as vice president at the interfaith club and the University. She was a guest speaker by Religion for Peace in Castel Gondolfo in 2015. She obtained a scholarship in 2016 at the University of Vienne and worked with Refugees during the Christian and Islamic Summer program. She also got a scholarship at West Virginia University to study mechanical engineering courses in the spring of 2017.
Furthermore, she did an exchange program at UCSI University in Kuala Lumpur in the Summer of 2018. Kawtar was also selected as one of the finalists of the quest by Unilever.