Dakhla is hosting the 6th edition of the “Sahraouiya” event, whose activities will last until 15 February, with the participation of 100 women of various nationalities, representing more than 50 women’s associations.
The event, considered as a sporting challenge aimed at mobilizing and consolidating women’s solidarity initiatives through sport, allows each woman involved in associative action to live a new experience, combining sport, challenge and discovery in an exceptional place, in the framework of a commitment to social issues, and based on the values of solidarity, mutual aid and support for associations and personalities working to achieve these objectives, according to the organizers, as stated at a press conference in Casablanca.
As a sign of support and confidence in this event, Aicha Chenna, president of the Association of Women’s Solidarity, renews her presence at the 6th edition of the “Sahraouiya”, organized under the high patronage of HM King Mohammed VI.
The Association of Friends of the Pink Ribbon, which supports women with breast cancer, joined the sporting and solidarity challenge since 2016, to become one of the associations that the “Sahraouiya” supports each year through the participation of teams that represent it. Actresses from the “Takooon” troupe, who shone in the show “Banat Lalla Mennana”, will also join the event.
As part of its openness to Africa and its partnership with the Moroccan Agency for International Cooperation, teams from African countries such as Cameroon, Congo, Ghana, Rwanda, Mali and South Sudan, as well as teams from France, Switzerland, Panama and Saint Lucia, will participate in this edition of the “Sahraouiya”.
This year’s edition is distinguished by the arrival of a new and exceptional guest. This is the journalist and sports host Anne-Laure Bonnet, who has been working for beIN Sports since 2013, and who represents an association for the defense of children’s social rights, also benefiting from the event’s support.
The “Sahraouiya” contributes to the promotion of women’s sport in the southern regions, through the project “Sport nature solidaire pour toutes”, carried out in partnership with the Phosboucraa foundation. This project was implemented in the form of regional workshops held respectively in Guelmim, Laâyoune and Dakhla, and enabled 150 women from the three southern regions of Morocco to benefit from an awareness program on the values of sport, citizenship and nutrition.