MILAN – This summer Inter Campus returned to Sidi Moumeen on the outskirts of Casablanca in Morocco to play with the children of the neighbourhood made up of shacks and tenements where fundamentalism is taking hold among youngsters who have little hope for the future.

In cooperation with Soleterre Onlus and the El Messir organisation, Inter Campus offers ongoing sporting activity that works with the school and the various educational initiatives in the neighbourhood, with special attention given to sports for boys and girls.

This visit was particularly significant because it was held during the period of Ramadan, when men and women above the age of puberty are required to fast during the day. The children of Inter Campus, for the most part below this age, were able to take part in the course on the pitch, but for the boys aged 12 and 13 the desire to train and play with Juri Monzani and Raffaele Quaranta, the two coaches who arrived from Italy, was especially strong. And even though they were observing Ramadan, they wanted to participate in training and games just the same, displaying their great strength of will and enthusiasm, just as the coaches did who were present at the course. The joy of the children and the professionalism of our local partners, coordinated by Wafa Latif for Inter Campus Morocco and Loubna Handou for Soleterre Onlus, also won out over the sweltering heat and the difficulties of fasting. See you in February 2013!