A big-hearted princess, HRH Princess Lalla Asmaa was involved from an early age in social activism, giving crucial importance to improving the situation of children with special needs, mainly deaf children and ones with special needs.
In her capacity as President of the Lalla Asmaa Foundation for Deaf Children and Youth, Her Royal Highness caters to this vulnerable category, embracing its solicitude and thus ensuring its well-being and its integration into Moroccan society.
Generous of her time and her person, HRH Princess Lalla Asmaa provides invaluable support to this institution, a pioneer in the care of deaf-mute children.
For several decades, the Foundation has offered specialized education, based on the program of the primary and secondary cycle of national education, to beneficiaries who are entitled to technical support thanks, in particular, to digital hearing aids, cochlear implants, and to electronic transmission systems that promote their adaptation and their way out of isolation.
In April 2020, the Foundation contributed 200,000 dirhams to the Special Fund dedicated to the management of the pandemic of the new coronavirus (Covid-19), set up under the High Instructions of HM King Mohammed VI.
On January 23, 2021, the Lalla Asmaa Foundation for Deaf Children and Young People and the Ministry of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education, and Scientific Research signed a framework partnership agreement.
This framework agreement aims to promote the education of hearing-impaired children in schools and public universities, the rehabilitation of spaces for hearing-impaired children, the fight against dropping out of school in the field of disability, the encouragement and generalization of preschool education for hearing-impaired children; and capacity building of educational and administrative officials, as well as families, with regard to techniques and mechanisms for inclusive education for children with deafness.
With the celebration of Her Royal Highness’s birthday, the Moroccan people pay homage to a strongly committed Princess who, by her great kindness and her infallible humanism, has forever marked social action, for the benefit of hearing-impaired children.