Taroudant: A school of socio-economic integration of youth through sports is born

The School for the Social and Economic Inclusion of Youth through Sports was established as a partnership between the NGO Tibu Africa and the National Human Development Initiative (INDH) on the social and economic inclusion of youth in NEET situations.

The creation of this new structure, initiated by Tibu Africa, which uses the power of sport to develop social and innovative solutions for education, empowerment and socio-economic inclusion of youth and women, is the result of a program that brings new dynamics to the Souss-Massa region for employment , economic growth and youth empowerment.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, marked by the presence of, among others, Lahusin Amzal, Governor of Taroudant Province, Mohamed Amin Zariat, Ashoka Fellow and President Tibou Africa, affirmed that his NGO, “a premier organization in the field of education, empowerment and socio-economic integrating youth and women through sport, has a responsibility to support every young person on their path to personal and professional success through the power of sport.”

This school, the first of its kind in the region, will work with 40 young people in NEET situations from the province of Taroudant to develop their technical, behavioral and entrepreneurial skills through training designed with recruiters and the labor market in mind.

During 9 months of training, 40 beneficiaries will complete the course in 6 strategic modules, in particular: technical and sports module, language module, digital module, leadership module, management module and entrepreneurship module. At the same time, the beneficiaries will put their pedagogical skills into practice in sports structures through internships and professional experience. At the end of the 9 months of on-the-job training, young people will be offered a three-month professional integration support period to ensure thorough support for quality integration.

The beneficiaries of the Taroudant School of Social and Economic Inclusion of Youth through Sports will be able to positively impact more than 2,200 girls and boys through Sports for Development activities aimed at promoting access to sports, developing social and human skills. incentive to a healthy and active lifestyle.

In partnership with the National Human Development Initiative and with the support of the Ministry of National Education, Early Childhood Education and Sports and regional actors, in particular the Youth Platform. Tibu Africa will use its approach to benefit the youth of Taroudant to open up new perspectives for them.

As a reminder, Tibu Africa has signed a number of partnership agreements with sports structures in the Souss-Massa region to revive youth employment.

With a strong track record in this area of ​​youth professional integration through sports, Tibu Africa has been able to achieve very positive results in terms of the immersion rate of its young people in the labor market and working life, reaching over 73%. The forms of this inclusiveness are varied and numerous, and differ between young people in professions directly related to sports, around sports or in sports entrepreneurship.

This high performing school is part of the Royal INDH Phase III strategy under Program 3, which aims to increase incomes and economic inclusion of young people. This program is also a response to the adverse impact of the pandemic on young people who need innovative solutions to the complexity of today’s world.