The National Library of the Kingdom of Morocco (BNRM) is organizing, in coordination with the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity and the BNRM Foundation for Social and Cultural Works, a solidarity caravan to distribute more than 7,000 school books and stories to children affected by the September 8 earthquake.
The caravan is part of the humanitarian initiatives launched by King Mohammed VI, according to a BNRM press release.
In its first phase, the initiative will benefit more than a thousand children in the affected areas, the same source added.
Children who were orphaned by the disaster were given the status of the “Ward of the Nation” by King Mohammed VI, making the government responsible for their care and support.
The king made the announcement in a meeting with government representatives, including Prime Minister Aziz Akhannouch, on September 14 at the Royal Palace in Rabat.
The program also aims to ensure that the children are shielded from any dangers they might encounter in the days and weeks following the earthquake.
The King also presided over a conference to activate the emergency program for the relocation of earthquake victims.