HSAM is 'Helping
to improve the lives of street animals in Morocco'
HSAM was formed in 2006
after Claire Sedgwick and Rob White returned
from a holiday in Essaouira, Morocco. They
found that many of the street cats and dogs living there were
weak, underweight, dehydrated and in very poor health. They
couldn't turn their backs; urgent veterinary treatment was needed.
The Essaouira Local agenda 21 Project
The project started in 1996 with the support of the Post Graduate Centre for Human settlements of the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. It greatly contributed to the inclusion of Essaouira in the UNESCO list of World Cultural Heritage in December 2001.
The project focuses on:
Managing the city cultural heritage
Working on the Mellah neighbourhood rehabilitation
Creating a green belt and an urban park
Greening of the city
Essaouira Digital City
The project aims to put in place 10,000 computers in five years that will be installed in priority in the homes of those in difficult situations in Essaouira and its surroundings in the province. A pilot project will be implemented for about fifty families and create five training centres equipped with 20 computers each.
The equipment will give access to interactive multimedia content for training and information, as well as to a specific e-learning program that deals with citizen education, school support and literacy among other things. All the content will be developed and disseminated gradually using Wi-Max technology. An ad hoc committee has been established locally to ensure followup.
Thanks to Wi-Max technology, Essaouira can be receiver, transmitter and operator of a global project that optimizes the full potential of its future development. This project is part of the National Initiative of Human Development (INDH) launched by King Mohammed VI. Households that are socially fragile and families in difficult situations can access the most advanced technologies.
Association Enfents des etoiles
Social and educational support of children and adolecents from the street or in big trouble.
Enfants des rues a Essaouira /Street children of Essaouira.
Mission: Work in the streets, individual or collective actions, urgence and in ongoing personalized projects.
SOS.RUE, Dispositif Maroc, Enfants des Rues
Co-operation Agreement between Essaouira and Saint-Malo
In the framework of the UNESCO project "Urban Development and Freshwater Resources: Small Coastal Cities", the municipalities of Essaouira and Saint-Malo signed, on the 26th of November 1997, in the presence of Monsieur Amin Belcadi, Governor of His Majesty the King in the Province of Essaouira and the representative of UNESCO in Morocco, a letter of intent on co-operation in the creation of an exchange and co-operation programme.
Morocco, China Ink Agreement to Build Tea Museum in Essaouira
Beijing, (Art.19) - Moroccan and Chinese governments signed, Monday in Beijing, an agreement to build a national tea museum in the coastal city of Essaouira (442km south of Rabat). (18th of June 2012)
Signed between Moroccan Culture Minister, Mohamed Amine Sbihi, and Chinese deputy-Minister of State administration in charge of cultural heritage, M. Li Xiaojie, the agreement provides for the joint Moroccan-Chinese construction of the museum in the city of Essaouira.
Built on 2,300 square meters, the museum will exhibit art objects about tea ceremony from Morocco ad China.
“This partnership will allow us to establish a museum that meets international standards and shed light on an important aspect of our national heritage”, the Moroccan minister said.
M. Sbihi added the two countries share an ancestral tradition of tea ceremony, while the Kingdom is the world’s largest importer of Chinese green tea.
He pointed out that China is the ideal partner for the implementation of this project given its experience in this area, the country having a world-class national tea museum.
Source: Art 19 Maroc
It is noteworthy that Morocco and China share an ancestral tradition of tea ceremony, while the Kingdom is the world’s largest importer of Chinese green tea and Essaouira Mogador port has had a significant importance in this trade. Learn more about Mogador Trade