ASSOCIATION FOR THE FIERS & FORTS CENTER
Phone +33 6 14 22 20 44

The centre

Small streams make great rivers

Fiers & Forts Centre

In 2004, Dorothea Eijkman Severiens, also known by Madou, decided to set up a project to protect disadvantaged children by creating a place of refuge for them. The result was Fiers & Forts, a centre for the disadvantaged children of Tamesloht, small village situated few kilometers away from Marrakech, Morocco.

Secular and non-political, the Fiers & Forts Centre is part of the fight against social exclusion.

AIMS :

  • To give children back their confidence
  • To put them on track for a secure life away from the streets
  • To develop their social skills and independence
  • To prepare them for entering the classic education system
  • To help them obtain a legal existence
  • To offer  vocational training to teenagers
  • To provide all medical and dental care (Dental office at the center for all Tamesloht children).

Children

Children

Interns

Interns

Educators

Educators

Nourishing farm

Nourishing farm

La Vie du Centre

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SPORTS

TUTORING

BOARDING SCHOOL

VISUAL ARTS

ANIMAL CARE

NOURISHING FARM

The ecological permaculture project

For the well being of our children, we have developed a nourishing and pedagogic farm.

WHICH ALLOWS TO :

– Teach and aware children about ecology

– Give them a taste for the work of the earth

– Create a living pharmacy (medicinal herbs)

– Teach them about plants

– Feeding, partly, the children

The teaching team

The team

in MOROCCO
madou
Dorothea Eijkman Severiens also called « Madou »
President and Founder
In 2003, I created the Eijkman Foundation in Holland and after that the Association in Tamesloht. Le Fiers & Forts Centre was able to open its doors officially. At the beginning it was hard, with hundred of disadvantaged children, but I was anyway confident and motivated. Ten years after the Centre’s construction was finished. CFF became a magnificent place, a haven of peace where our children find education, training, happiness of living, in short: a second chance in life.
dorine
Dorine Eijkman
Director
I’m a Dutch woman but born in Morocco, my love for this country pushed me to develop multiple projects mainly in Tamesloht. I settled there in 2000 opening a small painting workshop to encourage the women’s work in rural places. After that, my mother, Madou, created Centre Fiers & Forts for children from the street, witch I know will manage.
fred
Frederic Alcantara
Volunteer
I’m a decorator working in Morocco for years, I take my time as soon as I can to help CFF with the communication and other inconveniences in the direction.
serge
Serge van Gorkum
President founder of the french association Al Baraka
This association raised the funds and built the Centre Fiers & Forts, I went to Madou’s office to help her with the organisation of the center.
brigitte
Brigitte Perkins
Treasurer
I am the designer of Tadert Titbirine, live at Tamesloht and work in Tamesloht and Marrakech. I met Madou at her setup in Marrakech and followed the center’s evolution since its small infrastructure until the actual center.
I’m very solidary with Madou regarding the disadvantaged children of Tamesloht and it is with big honor that I participate in this magnificent project.

Our Partners

In order to ensure the sustainability of the Fiers & Forts Centre’s projects, we can count on our partners:

  • The Eijkman Foundation of Holland; of public interest, was created with the only purpose of supporting our long-term action
  • The Association Fiers & Forts in France of public interest, was also created with the only purpose of supporting our long-term action
  • The Al Baraka Association who has financed the totality of the construction of our pedagogic farm.
  • The Janelly and J. & Jean-René Foundation and Jean-René Fourtou. The Fourtou Foundation financed a big part of the building of the Centre and is doing a follow up of the Centre since 2011, analyzing methods, training educators, organizing artistic workshop, financing French, Arabic and math classes. Know more
  • La Fondation Neunez
  • Le Gouverneur de la Région AL Haouz
  • Le Tribunal de Marrakech.
  • Agence de Développement Social. En savoir plus
  • Initiative Nationale pour le Développement Humain. En savoir plus
  • La Pause. En savoir plus
  • Le lions club international. En savoir plus
  • Managem. En savoir plus
  • Le royal Mansour. En savoir plus
  • Royal Palm. En savoir plus
  • Fondation Sodebo
  • Villa des orangers. En savoir plus
  • Le Fonds des Bois
  • Intermarché de Noisy le Grand

In addition to these loyal supporters, we operate only by donations, sponsors or sponsorships (among which the Mine of Guemassa, La Pause, Soldive, Le Royal Mansour and many others…).