The godmother of this event is none other than Aïcha Ech-Chenna, president of the association Solidarité féminine. She has been there since day one and she will be joined, this year, with two other godmothers: Angelle Kwemo, founder of Believe in Africa and Stéphanie Fugain, president of the association Laurette Fugain.
The women-only raid puts sport at the service of causes and noble fights carried-out by courageous women whose commitment pushes them to surpass themselves representing the colors of various associations, they stressed during a conference dedicated to the presentation of this edition.
Among the 40 participating teams, ten will include high-caliber competitors from several African countries, including Kenya, Nigeria, Cameroon, Mali and Ghana, a novelty welcomed by Laila Ouachi, organizer and president of the Lagon Dakhla association.
« Solidarity is not exclusive to a cause or country, » Ouachi told MAP, noting that all participants are driven by their strong commitment to noble causes. « It is very important for us to have women of influence who will hoist high the colors of the Sahraouiya in Dakhla, Morocco, » she added.