Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane - Al Akhawayn Fun Run Raises Funds for Local Schools

Al Akhawayn Fun Run Raises Funds for Local Schools

Ifrane, April 11, 2011 – At the yearly Al Akhawayn University Hand in Hand Fun Run on Saturday, April 9, over 100 University students, faculty, staff, and children participated in the 2011 charity run, games, lunch, and gala party, raising nearly 700,000 dh to support local educational institutions.

According to the student club Hand in Hand, which organizes the annual event, funds raised so far this year come to 692,723 dh, which will be used to purchase school buses for schools in the Ifrane region. The mission of Hand in Hand is to promote the educational and social development around Ifrane.

Prominent Moroccan and international athletes such as Abdeljalil Hdda (Kamatchou), Mehdi Ziadi, Brahim Boutayeb,and Abdelkader Mouaziz joined the 2011 Fun Run race. The gala party Saturday night featured national and international music, comedy, art, and performance and kept Building 17 humming with excitement until nearly 2:00 am. 
Sponsors of the 2011 Fun Run included Caisse de Dépôt et de Gestion, Bank Al Maghrib, Les Eaux Minérales d'Oulmès , Banque Populaire, Attijari Wafa Bank, Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines, Agence Nationale de Réglementation des Télécommunications, Newrest, Crédit Agricole, Cooper Maroc, Maghrebail, CompuCom, L'Office National de l'Eau Potable, Foods & Goods, La Concepterie, Les Domaines Zniber, and Les Domaines Agricoles.