Friday, September 26, 2008

Fundraiser for under privileged Moroccan Rural women

Bouchra Adyel
VP Communications
Association of Moroccan Professionals in America

Press Release

For Immediate Release United States, 9-15-2008

AMPA - Association of Moroccan Professionals in America - is organizing a milestone fundraiser during its members annual assembly in New York City on October 25 th, 2008.

Under the theme of « Droit de la jeune fille rurale au Baccalauréat» AMPA is organizing a fundraiser for CSSF - Comité de Soutien à la Scolarisation des Filles Rurales - a nonprofit association helping young underprivileged Moroccan rural women to overcome the high rate of dropping out from
high school in the first three years. Through its network of local associations in remote areas in Morocco, CSSF provides 1100 young women with living facilities (27 foyers), meals and private courses for the first three years of high school. In order to assist CSSF in its efforts, AMPA is inviting you to a charity fundraiser gala to raise money for the CSSF campaign. The evening will consist of dinner, a fashion show, live music as well as a fundraiser and silent auction. AMPA encourages all Moroccan-Americans and the friends of our community to join us for this evening of charity and entertainement.

“The rural girls, just like the other Moroccan children of today, aspire to a quality education which opens the doors for them to become accomplished citizens. Unfortunately, our education system is in
crisis and the chances for the rural children, girls and boys to complete a full education cycle are very slim. The rural girls more than the other categories, are victims of a massive abandonment which mortgages their right to the Baccalaureate as a first stage of a promising university degree, a gratifying career, and a significant participation in the public life” Aïcha Khidani, CSSF President.

“CSSF is one of the most respected associations in Morocco and it is doing an excellent work by encouraging these young women. As Moroccans who got the opportunity to flourish and pursue our dreams in the United States we believe it is time to give back and help these young women in pursuing their own dreams” Hicham Kabbaj, AMPA President.

The Association of Moroccan Professionals in America (AMPA) is a non-profit organization established to promote networking between Moroccan professionals, transatlantic business opportunities, career development and community service.