HISTORY OF “ Association Darna “


Essaouira Darna Association is an establishment of social protection that welcomes abandoned kids , and those who are in difficult situations – no “ The “ Essaouira Province. It also provides social benefits to this very same category.

In 2005, and in partnership with Essaouira province, the project of “Essaouira Darna” was born in the context of the INDH programme ( National Initiative for Human Development ).

The association officially opened its doors on March 21, 2008, and started welcoming abandoned children and those in difficult situations coming mainly from other associations like Nejma Association and Nour Mogador Association.

The establishment became legally licensed on April 28, 2009, in conformity with law N°141-05 according to the decision N° 10/09 of the Ministry of Women’s Solidarity, Family, and Social Development, for the capacity of 60 beneficiaries.

On August 20, 2017, the establishment was authorised, in accordance with Law 14-05, to increase the reception capacity to 120 beneficiaries.

The establishment is now managed by an association made up of seven members, including three women.

Members of Honour

Saïd Taghmaoui

French-Moroccan actor, got his US citizenship in 2005

Nadine Fahd

Miss Arab world and Asia 2012

Fatimzahra EL Hour

Miss Morocco in 2015

Professeur Abdelhafid LAHLAIDI

Cardiovascular surgeon , Researcher in Anatomy


Winner of the 1st Season « The Voice أحلى صوت »

Active members

Président fondateur : Khaled BENGHADA « Jannot »    Président : Aziz ECH CHAIBI SEFRIOUI  Vice président : Redwane KHANE Vice président : Essaid LAKHADARI
Trésorerie : Mme Souad BAINO  Vice Trésorerie : Mohamed Amine ERRABI  Secrétaire général : Melle Bouchra EL BADAOUI Secrétaire général adjoint : Mme Noura ESSARAOUI

Our team

Directrice : Bouchra BOUJLIL    Surveillante générale : : Saida DAROUI  Coordinatrice éducatrices : Rabiaa ZETOUNE Magazinière : Amal SADIKI Educatrices : Hind, Regrgia, Hajar, Safa, Noual, Hanane Jaa, Hanane Bouhad, Raja, Hafida, Fatimzhara, Cuisine : Ijja, Kabira, Sadia, Khadija  Ménage : Touria, Sadiaa, Habiba, Hafida Logistique : Mustapha, Ahmed, Mustapha

Institutional partners

Comité Provincial de Développement Humain de la Province d’Essaouira, Ministère de la famille solidarité égalité et développement social,
Entraide National, Conseil Provincial d’Esssaouira Conseil Régional de Marrakech Safi

Partners of civil society

Association d’appui au Complexe Social Ibtissama d’Essaouira – , Association Essaouira Mogador – Conseil Provincial du Tourisme d’Essaouira,
Institut Francais d’Essaouira – Association Sidi Bel Abasse Bab – Marrakech, – Association Trait d’Union Marrakech– Association village SOS – Ait Ourire (Marrakech),
Association Club Planche a Voile d’Essaouira – Association La Danse des Femmes – France – Association Cap – Santé Belgique , Hotel Golf Sofitel

Donating partners

Groupe Accor Hôtel Ibis Essaouira, – Hôtels prestige Marrakech,
Laboratoire Galinica Casablanca – Laboratoire Abdelkarim EL KHATABI d’Essaouira

Donating members

Mr Hicham EL MEHRAB – Mr El Mahi BENBINE – Docteur Naoufel EL MANSOURI – Mr Haj Brahim CHOUKRI – Mr Hassan NAJIB
Mme Soriya OTMANI – Mr Mostafa OTMANI – Mr Noureddine OTMANI – Mr Hakim EL OUASSINI – Mme Hannane EL OUASSINI – Mr Patrique et Michel