Mr Bouderbala confirmed that he would be delighted to visit the boys at the MCT and that it would be his honour and privilege to spend time with them. Despite being based in Fes, an 8 hour journey from Taroudant, Mr Bouderbala said he wouldn’t promise to spend some time coaching the boys and getting to know them. The boys were hugely excited by the news since it is not every day that a former Morocco national team star and runner-up for the African Footballer of the Year pays a visit to them.
SATUC MOROCCAN FOOTBALL PLAYERS
The Moroccan Children’s Trust (MCT) has organised the team from Morocco. It is a UK registered charity working to achieve sustainable development for young people and their communities in South Morocco. MCT runs an international volunteer project, alongside social and educational development programmes, which are primarily focused on improving outcomes for street-connected children and their families. MCT works with local institutions, such as schools and orphanages, as well as supporting a variety of activities undertaken at their Street Child Centre. MCT’s also employs local people as social workers and teachers to help keep children off the streets, as well as providing them with medical and legal assistance.