AMSAT (Moroccan Association of Support for Down Syndrome People) (MOR-26)

Type: Health: Disability - Country: Morocco

Brief description and main aims

The association works:

  • For the dignity of persons with Down syndrome
  • To ensure inclusion and decent living conditions to people with Down syndrome
  • For the respect of the uniqueness of each individual
  • To cultivate the spirit of tolerance, open-mindness and solidarity
  • To participate in the general progress of our society through the assistance of everyone, regardless of differences

Cultural Exposure

The center hosts several disabled children and the volunteers will participate in their everyday life habits and culture through practical and social involvement. They will get in touch with national volunteers and social workers in the center so that they can get involved in the community, not only inside the center but also outside of work.

Main Activities

The center offers a number of multidisciplinary services to stimulate, develop or rehabilitate pysical, psycological, relational, comunicative and cognitive abilities in people with Down syndrome.

AMSAT provides:

  • Orientation
  • Coeducation
  • Parental support and early intervention
  • Specific rehabilitations
  • Psychological counseling
  • External outreach and integration
The association carries out these activities through:
  • Welcoming, listening, informing and guiding the children with Down syndrome and their families
  • Promoting co-education approaches and orienting towards self determination
  • Helping families and young people to build an individuallife plan
  • Offering individual projects
  • Working for social integration at all levels: family, school, work, sports and culture
  • Implementing all that may be necesary for the physical, intelectual and moral development of the people with Down syindrome in accordance with their aspirations
  • Defending and promoting the social integration of people with Down syndrome.

Volunteer tasks

  • Organize educational workshops: dance and corporal expression, fine arts, origami, paper recycling, gardening, etc.
  • Organize sports activities: physical condition, golf, horse riding, judo, football, etc.
  • Assist the teachers in the realization of school related activities
  • Assist the professionals in the realization of stimulation activities: speech therapy, physiotherapy, etc.
  • Involve in maintenance and gardening work, prepare and serve meals, cleaning and providing company
We believe volunteers can be huge change-makers in such projects by participating and bringing joy in lives of these children, and help the NGO to bring some structure changes in their daily lives and prepare them for adulthood.
A creative approach to work is useful and you will have the opportunity to initiate new mini projects or activities. A flexible approach to the work and be prepared to undertake multiple tasks is very necessary to work in these projects.

Volunteer requirements / Skills

  • No previous working experience required although pedagogical skills would give extra quality to the project
  • Enthusiastic, positive, patient and respectful people needed
  • People psychologically prepared to work with children suffering various disabilities
  • Willingness to develop ties with other nationalities and learn new things, of course we encourage everyone to follow the pace they feel comfortable with


The project is locate in Rabat, Morocco. Rabat is the capital and fourth largest city of Morocco with an average population of 580,000 people. It combines both Mediterranean and Oceanic influences on many aspects. Rabat's climate is mild and tempered, with cool winters and warm summer days. 
The city is quite dynamic as far as cultural activity is concerned thanks to many tructures (Theatre Mohammed V, Cinema Renaissance, official galleries and the Archaeological Museum) and active associative work. 

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

Volunteers will be placed in host families. Further information will be given in due time.

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