Welcome to the Amal Center, a Marrakech-based nonprofit organization dedicated to the empowerment of disadvantaged women through restaurant training and job placement. Amal’s goal is personal transformation through job and life skills development for our trainees, a stepping stone to economic and social stability.
Our program offers women from disadvantaged backgrounds a platform where they can enhance their capacities and learn new skills. When trainees are selected they start a six-month training program to learn all aspects of work in a professional kitchen in order to secure a job. At completion, Amal graduates gain financial independence through their skilled work in restaurants, hotels, riads and private homes.
Amal’s customers and clients are a key source of financial support the training programs Amal runs. When you sit down to an incredible lunch in our restaurant in Gueliz, or learn to make Moroccan tajine alongside our expert chefs, or sign up for our school lunch program, you are making a difference in the lives of the women we train.
Amal was founded in 2012 and opened its first center in Guéliz in April 2013. On October 29, 2016, Amal inaugurated its second center in Targa. The expansion allowed Amal to double the number of women in each training six-month training cohort.