Tilburg municipality expects to get several million euro for Moroccan youth. These youth are in threat of ending up in crime. The project costs 10,000 euro a person. With the money the municipality intends to start a residence-work project for the youth together with the Kompaan organization.
The project is not meant for addicts, heavy criminals or youth with psychiatric problems, but for youth who come across barriers in their lives which prevent them from fully functioning in society. The project for Moroccan youth follows a project for Antillean youth called Direkshon, a residence-work project for Antillean youth with integration problems.
Ghalid Bouazza (21) is a Moroccan youth who was expelled from school two years ago. Who would like to be considered for such a project. "I'm afraid that it's again one of the countless projects where in the end there's not enough means for it," according to Bouazza.
The municipality said that the project is still in a very early stage. Concrete plans for the Moroccan youth will be started as soon as the money will be pledged for it.
Source: nieuwsbedrijf (Dutch)
See also: Netherlands: Trouble with Moroccan criminal youth