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Department of Labor Gives $5 Million Dollar Grant. . . to Morocco

The United States Department of Labor has made a $5,000,000 grant of U.S. taxpayer dollars to Morocco.

From the Department of Labor press release:

The project aims to reduce child labor in the Marrakesh-Tensift-Al-Haouz region of Morocco by promoting children’s participation in educational programs and delivering vocational training focused on sectors, such as farming and ecotourism. Additionally, it will offer support to youth of legal working age to secure quality employment opportunities.

The press release further states U.S. taxpayer dollars will be used in Morocco "to promote access to social services for families and help them improve their livelihoods by providing access to microlending and savings programs and other activities to increase household resilience."