Acheivments

Since 2009 Open hands has been committed to support orphans and disadvantage children andpeople in need as well as making sure to help inmore diverse community services in Marrakech and in the villages up the mountains. This is achieved through maximising the opportunities and outcomes for children by arranging a lot of activities starting from art crafts, taking care of baby orphans , teaching English, painting and gardening in schools and youth centres . Also ,feeding homeless and helping with Ramadan program.

Open hands also organised many events in art and sports as well as making a difference within Moroccan society in terms of health service and environment .

Our achievementshave touched millions of lives. And these were successfully done in collaboration with volunteers that support children and young people, and a range of national and international partners.

 

You can read about our most recent achievements in our annual review.

 

Here are some achievements from the past  few years of which we are particularly proud:

2018

  • Open hands with help of volunteers spent one week in a local hospital located in MhamidMarrakech ;worked with children , painted walls of the hospital as well as gardening and planting trees. The last day was a big day where lots of artists join in and did nice mural paintings . our work was very appreciated by the vice-minister of Health in Marrakech
  • Organisations of different projects in orphanages and schools as well as youth centres .art and crafts for children and teaching English.
  • Worked in different centres for children with special needs.
  • Helped in the babies orphanage ,providing volunteers each day to take care of babies as well as buying nappies and milk and other necessities.

 

2017

  • Open hands association was given a prize of honour by the city council of Marrakech and nominated as one of  the 5 best charitable associations in Marrakech and its region in term of environmental projects given to the city of Marrakech .
  • Open hands program of 2017 was focused on helping needy people in the Atlas mountains, this was achieved through distributing clothes ,and blankets in the winter time. As well as arranging lots of activities for children of these villages. Also , open hands volunteers helped painting in many schools . these were all in villages ofChichaoua(Sidi Mokhtar ), Amezmiz (Tagadirt )(douarlaazeeb) SettiFadma (Ourika) and Ait Ourir ( douarTazart)
  • Open hands in collaboration with another association organised Ramadan feeding homeless for 4 weeks of Ramadan, feeding 120 needy people of all ages.
  • Open hands in collaboration with another association organised one week art events in Mohamed the 6th Hospital in Marrakech, the event includes art exhibition with participation of over 40 artists, painting murals inside and outside the hospital.
  • Surgery of a child feet from the mountains, Open hands successfully fundraised money to help operation of a 11years old child who came from a poor family from Oukaimden mountain village .
  • Mural painting in 12 schools
  • Organisations of different projects in orphanages and schools as well as youth centres .art and crafts for children and teaching English.
  • Worked in different centres for children with special needs.
  • Helped in the babies orphanage ,providing volunteers each day to take care of babies as well as buying nappies and milk and other necessities.

 

2016

  • Within the time in which Marrakech held the conference of Climate change COP 22 many civil society organisations participated either through environmental projects or inventions and other activities. Our association Open hands was given a chance to make a difference through organising upcycling exhibitions and workshops in recycling. and made a sculpture of Earth made of 250 bicycle wheels and 5 mitres hight. And now is exposed in the Garden of Arts in Marrakech and considered as the best sculptures within other 22 ones in the Garden .

 

 

  • Open hands in collaboration with another association organised Ramadan feeding homeless for 4 weeks of Ramadan, feeding 120 needy people of all ages.
  • Open hands in collaboration with another association organised an art event in Ibn Toufail Hospital in Marrakech, the event includes art exhibition with participation of over 40 artists, painting murals inside the hospital.
  • Mural painting in 8 schools
  • Organisations of different projects in orphanages and schools as well as youth centres .art and crafts for children and teaching English.
  • Worked in different centres for children with special needs.
  • Helped in the babies orphanage ,providing volunteers each day to take care of babies as well as buying nappies and milk and other necessities.

2015

  • In collaboration with Masarassociation ,Open hands organised a big Art event which painting the World’s biggest painting with help of 200 children with special needs, .The event  took place in JamaaLaFna Square on the 7th May 2015 , the painting was  200 Metres square with help  of  Moroccan and British volunteers and national and international media coverage .This event aimed to promote the values of citizenship and tolerance in our country and the exchange of cultures.
  • Open hands in collaboration with another association organised Ramadan feeding homeless for 4 weeks of Ramadan, feeding 120 needy people of all ages.
  • Open hands in collaboration with another association organised one week art events in Mohamed the 6th Hospital in Marrakech, the event includes art exhibition with participation of over 50 artists, painting murals inside and outside the hospital, as well as visiting children with cancer and made them smile by organising few activities for them
  • Mural painting in 7 schools
  • Organisations of different projects in orphanages and schools as well as youth centres .art and crafts for children and teaching English.
  • Worked in different centres for children with special needs.
  • Helped in the babies orphanage ,providing volunteers each day to take care of babies as well as buying nappies and milk and other necessities.