In Morocco, FHI 360 works with government agencies, local organizations, educational institutions and the private sector to provide mental health care to key populations, increase access to education and employment among marginalized populations, and improve learning outcomes and workforce readiness.
Through the MENA Moves project, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, FHI 360 works with 10 HIV service delivery organizations in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia to provide free, confidential, virtual mental health care to people who inject drugs, sex workers, gay men and other men who have sex with men, and transgender people.
In the areas of education and employment, FHI 360 leads the Morocco Inclusive Socioeconomic Development in Beni Mellal-Khénifra project, which seeks to support Morocco in its efforts to achieve equitable economic growth for women, young people, people with disabilities and people living in rural areas. FHI 360 designed the project with local organizations that also implement development activities, such as training staff members of civil society organization (CSO) on gender and social inclusion and strengthening the capacity of administrators and elected officials to integrate CSO contributions into local public policies and development plans.
FHI 360 also implements the Bridge to Middle School project, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, in partnership with the Ministry of National Education. The project supports the Moroccan education system to conduct high-quality literacy and science, technology and math instruction in Arabic and English for students in grades 4–9. It is also working to improve equitable learning outcomes for these students, especially girls, students living in rural areas and learners with disabilities.
Through the Morocco Career Development Activity, FHI 360 helped establish career centers at universities and vocational training schools, provided work readiness resources and fostered a network to engage the private sector so that more students could successfully transition from school to work. As a result, 184,000 young people received career center services and 260 private organizations established partnerships with career centers.
FHI 360 recently provided technical assistance for the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact and Threshold programs through the SBC Forward project. FHI 360 experts strengthened MCC staff’s ability to design, monitor and evaluate social and behavior change programs that address employment and productivity in Morocco.
In its work on the Countering Violent Extremism in the Middle East and North Africa project, FHI 360 conducted research, training and knowledge-generation and implemented pilot projects to understand and address conflict and violent extremism.