The Sahraouiya Raid Honored at the Moroccan Embassy in Paris

The Moroccan Embassy in Paris hosted a reception in honor of the French participants of the 10th edition of the "Sahraouiya" solidarity and female raid, scheduled for February 3-10. Under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, this 100% female sports event takes place in the bay of Dakhla, gathering this year about fifty teams from various regions of the world, including 22 teams from France.

Samira Sitaïl, the Moroccan Ambassador to Paris, emphasized the significance of this competition, which was held even during the Covid-19 pandemic, for bringing together participants from various countries and cultures. She also discussed the importance of preserving cultural diversity.

Laila Ouachi, the president of the Lagon Dakhla Association and co-organizer of the Raid, highlighted the solidarity diplomacy message of the Sahraouiya Raid, which has attracted thousands of women from different backgrounds. The raid is a challenge open to all women, promoting self-improvement, solidarity, social commitment, and cultural diversity.

Les participantes s’affronteront dans diverses épreuves, telles que le Boot camp, le canoë, le run & bike, le trail, la course d’orientation, et le VTT.

A charity gala is planned to conclude this edition, aiming to raise funds for opening an SOS Village house in Dakhla for orphans, including children affected by the El Haouz earthquake.