Wednesday, September 26, 2007

HRH Prince Moulay Rachid capturing the true spirit of Ramadan

Casablanca, September 24, 2007 - Spreading the true essence of this blessed month among Moroccans and the communities at large, His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid chaired the religious seminar at the Royal Palace in Casablanca.

The sacred month of Ramadan, observed by Muslims worldwide, is a time of spiritual renewal, with a strong focus on performing good deeds and deepening ties with communities.

Monday, September 24, 2007

HRH Prince Moulay Rachid visits tomb of his grandfather

Rabat-Morocco, September 23, 2007 – His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid on Sunday visited the tomb of his late grandfather.

His Royal Highness commemorated the 48th dead anniversary of his grandfather and recited holy verses from the Q’oran.

The tomb is located in lavishly decorated Mausoleum in the heart of the capital city Rabat and it is regard as Rabat’s most eminent landmark.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

HRH Prince Moulay Rachid is spreading spirit of youth empowerment

Melloussa-Tangier-Morocco, September 21, 2007 -- His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid, heir to the Moroccan throne, on Friday continued to push for youth empowerment issues as he took part in the launching ceremony of recently opened rural social center for girls in Melloussa.

During a very cheering meeting with some of the young girls, His Royal Highness reiterated his hope for tomorrow's children, whether in urban or rural areas of the Kingdom, no longer deprived of the fundamental human rights, liberty and dignity to which every child is entitled.

Guided by local members of the facility, His Royal Highness toured the facility and was briefed on some of the key projects and innovative programs that will be run by the center.

His Royal Highness stressed the need for support of young girls in rural areas aimed at improving access to education to develop their confidence, communication skills and other vocational and social skills. The Prince also noted the benefits of such projects can positively influence decision-making support for girls, tutor them to be familiar with the rights and responsibilities and develop positive attitudes of society and family toward educating girls.

While visiting the northern part of Morocco, His Royal Highness witnessed firsthand the challenges and circumstances faced by the Kingdom's youngest society. The Prince was acquainted with the requirements and concerns of the surrounding rural community, in particular, difficulties and the harsh reality of living in poverty.

In encouraging the empowerment of youth, His Royal Highness pushes the government to give special attention to young generation, to maximize outcomes for children and to help provide them with the life skills and knowledge they need to have healthy lives and a better future.

His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid is a renowned advocate for children and youth through his active role in the national and global drive to protect and promote the children’s rights. His Royal Highness's leadership in increasing awareness to empower young generations and his tireless work to recognize and meet new challenges are inspirational.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

HRH Prince Moulay Rachid raises public awareness about Ramadan

Tangier-Morocco, September 21, 2007 -- In the framework of celebrating the holy month of Ramadan, His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid chaired Friday lecture at Mohamad V mosque, in the northern city of Tangier.

Muslims around the world recognize Ramadan as the month in which the Qur'an was discovered. Ramadan is divided into three 10-day weeks. The 10-day segments are known as "Rahmah," which means mercy of God; "Maghfirah," or forgiveness of God; and "Najah," which means salvation.

Observers of the month emphasize charity, self-discipline and a renewed commitment to Islam and the Qu'ran.

HRH Prince Moulay Rachid’s glorious generosity brings sunshine to children

Casablanca, Morocco, September 21, 2007 -- Upon the directives of His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid, heir to the throne of the Kingdom of Morocco, on Friday September 14, 2007 French soccer star Christian Karembeu gave glittering surprise to the kids finalists of this year edition of “Al Kadam Adahabi”.

Karembeu, who is guest of His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid, came to Morocco to help the Prince to inspire young generations as he supervised a soccer training session in Casablanca.

During the press conference in Casablanca, the French soccer star praised and paid homage to His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid - one of the world's powerful voices for empowerment of young people.

His Royal Highness' commitment to work throughout the region and on the world stage to empower children and youth and to present them with the opportunity to interactively learn more is being envision as the catalyst to unify and strengthen young generations.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

HRH Prince Moulay Rachid continues to mark the Muslim religious observance of Ramadan

Rabat-Morocco, September 18, 2007 – His Royal Highness Prince Moualy Rachid guided the religious lecture of the holy month of Ramadan Tuesday, September 18, 2007 in Royal Palace in Rabat.

With this occasion, His Royal Highness underlined the need of the event like this to design to enhance understanding of Islam and cooperation with the Muslim countries and the world at large.

Ramadan, the month long devotion that includes fasting and acts of goodwill, began last week on Friday for Muslims in Islamic Kingdom of Morocco.

HRH Prince Moulay Rachid voices support for Emaar’s efforts

Rabat, September 18, 2007 - His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid, President of the Hassan II Golf Trophy Society, highlighted the strong partnership between Morocco and the UAE as well as Morocco's keenness to further develop historic relations with the UAE in the various fields.

During the meeting with Mohamed Juma Buamaim, vice-chairman and CEO of 'golf in DUBAI', His Royal Highness underlined the importance of cooperation among Arab countries and stressed the significance of cooperation of the Hassan II Golf Trophy with Emaar, one of the key partners of 'golf in DUBAI'.

Concerning the aims and means of such a partnership, His Royal Highness explained: "We welcome Emaar's initiative in our country. Their backing of the event is fitting for a company which has already established its credentials while investing in Morocco."

His Royal Highness went on to note: "Morocco has deep feelings of respect and regard for the people of the UAE. And I am confident that our association will provide a new impetus to the historic ties".

Throughout the past years, His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid has worked on economic and social development projects, along with a number of projects he continues to improve the business infrastructure in favor of attracting investments and expansion of business enterprises.

HRH Prince Moulay Rachid marks the Muslim holy month of Ramadan

Rabat-Morocco, September 17, 2007 – His Royal Highness Prince Moualy Rachid oversaw the first religious lecture of the holy month of Ramadan in Royal Palace in Rabat.

The lecture was delivered by regular minister of Habous and Islamic Affairs Ahmed Toufiq themed "Great work in spirituality".

The lecture was also broadcasted live via the radio and TV.

HRH Prince Moulay Rachid hosted the World championship of Universal Trench

Tangier-Morocco, September 15, 2007 – His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid, President of Royal Moroccan Federation for Hunting Shotgun Shooting, hosted the World Championship of Universal Trench, which took place on August 29th to September 1st, 2007 in Tangier.

The 4-day championship organized under His Royal Highness direct authority and the Royal Moroccan Federation for Hunting Shotgun Shooting, grouped numerous international sportswomen and men, coming from Germany, Greece, Turkey, Russia, Great Britain, South Africa, Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, the Maghreb countries and Middle East.

Under the high royal chairmanship of His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid, the World Championship of Universal Trench aims to improve communications and fraternal ties among worldwide sportswomen and men, with the commitment to the sustainable development and focus on continuing progress of a fully economic, sport and cultural environments that benefit all present and future inhabitants of the entire Tangier region.

His Royal Highness once again brought the world’s finest to Morocco to participate in this prestigious event and enjoy an historic and rich mixture of cultures, different playing styles and also an international flavour with a warm Moroccan welcome and great hospitality assured for all participating members.

The Universal Trench is also referred to as Five Trap. Five traps are installed in a trench in front of the shooting stands, all set at different angles, elevations and speeds, and upon the call of 'Pull' by the shooter any one of the five machines, selected at random, will be released. Horizontal angles can vary from 0 degrees to 45 degrees either side of the centre line and target distance is between 60 and 70 metres. Elevation can vary, as in other trap disciplines between 1.5 and 3.5 metres above ground level.

Monday, September 17, 2007

HRH Prince Moulay Rachid celebrates start of Ramadan

Rabat - Morocco, September 14, 2007 – His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid joined thousands of worshippers at a mosque in Rabat for special prayers on the first day of Ramadan.
Moroccan state television reported that Ramadan had officially started on Friday in the Islamic Kingdom of Morocco.

Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, marks the time 1,400 years ago when Muslims believe the words of Islam's holy book, the Koran, were revealed to the Prophet Mohammed.

During Ramadan, Muslims fast from sunrise to sundown abstaining from eating, drinking, smoking and sexual relations. The fast is broken at sundown each day with a feast called "iftaar."

We felicitate His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid on the arrival of the holy month of Ramadan and we send our sincere good wishes and express our admiration for His Royal Highness' dedication and commitment to the cause of peace, democracy and prosperity of people.

HRH Prince Moulay Rachid is making the world a better place for children

Rabat – Morocco, September 12, 2007 – As a part of continuing advocacy of His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid’s global initiative that provides empowerment of young people, the Prince recognizes the need to include young scouts in operation “Holidays for all”.

“Holidays for all”, the governmental sponsored program for children from unprivileged families, is initiative that provides youth with the opportunity to gain necessary skills to address contemporary issues and challenges facing the nations and to appreciate the cultural interaction.

Since the start of this project, His Royal Highness has became an active patron and strong supporter of this project, and has concerted his efforts to improve the lives of unprivileged children, their condition and status in accordance with international conventions on the rights of the child.

With this agenda, His Royal Highness took personal charge in the expansion of enrollment representative cohort of scouts from socially unprivileged environment. This year, it is estimated that 78% of the urban and 22% of the rural young population are recipients of the program. As a direct result of His Royal Highness' presence in the project some of 1400 recipients are girl-scouts.

Morocco's enormously popular Prince Moulay Rachid, who serves as the President of Moroccan National Federation of Scouting since 1997, explores channels of strengthening the fields of education and science, enhances youth empowerment initiatives and highlights investment opportunities to cross-cultural dialogue.

HRH Prince Moulay Rachid confers with President of Congo-Brazzaville

Rabat-Morocco, September 9, 2007 - His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid on Sunday in Rabat received Congo-Brazzaville’s President Denis Sassou Nguesso and members of the accompanying delegation.

The royal prince was in great spirit and in political form during the course of the meeting with delegations from Congo-Brazzaville also known as Republic of the Congo.

The talks focused on interests of the two states in developing bilateral relations for the benefit of the higher interests of the African nation.

His Royal Highness expressed his keenness to improve relations between the two countries to achieve their common interests and interests of citizens and to enhance the action and efforts to unite the African stand.

The royal prince plays a key role in maintaining diplomatic relations as he networks with leaders from all over the world in his capacity as Heir to the throne of Morocco.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

HRH Prince Moulay Rachid presides over meeting of the Board of Directors

Marrakech, September 2, 2007 – On the morning of Sunday, September 2nd, 2007, His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid, President of Marrakech International Film Festival Foundation, chaired meeting of the board of directors of Marrakech International Film Festival Foundation.

During this meeting highlights of this year festival were discussed, in addition to dealing with the foundation’s activities in past years and future efforts.

The foundation issued a statement in which it asserted that the 7th annual Marrakech International Film Festival is due to start on December 7 through 15, 2007.

Additionally, official statement of foundation indicated that festival’s new web site will be launched from September 10, accessible on the address:
Thanks to His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid’s graceful efforts along with his strategic directions, this festival takes place simultaneously in city of Marrakech and stays at the forefront of industry developments.

His Royal Highness is longing to bring the best cinematic selections from around the world to heart of Morocco – city of Marrakech - for audiences to enjoy, as well as to showcase Moroccan and international talents.

In the same way, His Royal Highness seeks to promote inter-cultural dialogue with the purpose of intensifying our understanding of the others with spotlight on key programs build on progresses made in the recognition of cultural diversity for the sustainable development of nations and societies.

Since its debut in 2001, the Marrakech International Film Festival has become a world-class event, often considered the next most important film festival after Cannes.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

HRH Prince Moulay Rachid reaffirms common values and strong bonds with the UAE

Rabat-Morocco, August 27, 2007 – His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid has officially welcomed the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohamed Ben Zayed Al-Nahyane on his state visit to Morocco.

Dressed in pastel grey suit and accessorizing with one of his trademark pinky rings, Prince Moulay Rachid looked the picture of elegance and grace when he strolled the red carpet in Rabat on Monday.

Subsequently, charismatic Prince Moulay Rachid and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi discussed the bilateral relations in addition to the issues of common concern.

The Prince has played and continues to play a significant part in the success of the diplomatic relations between Morocco and UAE. It is worth to recall that in 1998, His Royal Highness together with his father HM King Hassan II and the UAE’s Sheikh Zayed presided over the signing historical agreement on the creation of Joint Committee Morocco - UAE.

His Royal Highness has a long and rich history working in diplomatic field and has made unique contribution in establishing strong diplomatic relations with foreign countries.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

HRH Prince Moulay Rachid gives majestic hope to little hearts

Rabat-Morocco August 26, 2007 – Outstanding dedication to public service exemplified by His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid has a long track record in contributing and committing his valuable time to our society. Above all, Prince Moulay Rachid has taken a lead role and deep interest in welfare of less fortunate members of society.

Nowadays, His Royal Highness’ noble efforts have been also extended to the underprivileged children suffering from heart malformations. We are especially honored to gain knowledge of Honorary Presidency of HRH Prince Moulay Rachid with the Grand Heart Association.

Since September 2006, under the honorary presidency of His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid, the Grand Heart Association, based in Rabat, is committed to helping children with cardiac malformations.

Under HRH Prince Moulay Rachid’s leadership, the Grand Heart Association aims to improve the quality of life of children with cardiovascular problems so that they can live life to the full.
Association’s objective is to provide help to young patients particularly those coming from lower socio-economic groups, who cannot afford medicine or health care costs.

In the Kingdom of Morocco, the cardiac malformations have been linked to several hundreds of thousands cases. The challenge is that medicine and treatment for the cardiac defects are too expensive and hard to access for virtually all affected families.

Since the country does not have the capacity to treat these young patients, under Prince Moulay Rachid's wings they are taken and treated in France. These projects of association have significant grounds as His Royal Highness draws attention and publicly highlights the unchanging desperate situation of hundreds of thousands of children and also promotes continued support.

Formation of association under the honorary presidency of His Royal Highness helps transform the lives of the world’s poorest children and return them stolen hope for the future. His Royal Highness’ pledge to this noble cause generates public awareness and lends his hand to improve devastated lives of children through better access to health care.

HRH Prince Moulay Rachid is a fully dedicated and committed advocate of worldwide philanthropic work for underprivileged children, has hosted numerous conferences, participated in several events, traveled extensively abroad and been a leader in safeguarding and promoting international children's welfare.