Who we are

Foundation Dar Si Hmad

Foundation Dar Si Hmad was founded in April 2010 in the town of Sidi Ifni, Morocco by its co-founders Dr. Aissa Derhem and Dr. Jamila Bargach. Grounding its projected work in the realities of Southwest Morocco and as a not-for-profit organization, its founders endowed it with the following institutional basis:


Enable sustainable livelihoods and create opportunities for low-resource communities in Morocco to learn and prosper.


Dar Si Hmad promotes local culture and creates sustainable initiatives through education and the integration and use of scientific ingenuity, within the communities of Southwest Morocco.

Fields of Activity


With a strong environmental focus, Dar Si Hmad delivers a range of thematic educational programs that promote better understanding and management of our natural resources. We build our initiatives to include knowledge from the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanistic approaches from local community members and international scholars alike.

Capacity Building

Working with youth is vital for any future progress. Dar Si Hmad works with Moroccan youth to foster learning and to develop critical skills. Our support of women participants, especially in our fog project, serves as a model for women empowerment.

Exchange and cooperation

Dar Si Hmad promotes intercultural exchange in southwest Morocco through academic and research programs, engages in south-south partnerships, relationships with various academic institutions, and in this prioritizes indigenous languages, cultures, histories, arts and artisanal practices.



Honesty is vital for any NGO work, and for us integrity is the foundation of every action plan and reflection undertaken in Dar Si Hmad


In order to bring projects to fruition, only discipline and commitment to work are able to lead us there



It is being that other person, identifying with feelings and with what unites us as humans


Towards the other, of oneself and of our differences. It is the value of respect that endows our projects with force and tenacity


Think outside the trodden paths, be on the look-out of new ideas and have the courage to try whatever the result



App B4 Imm Hamria, Avenue Al Moukaouama
Agadir 80020 - Morocco


Avenue Hassan 1er Sidi Ifni - Morocco

PO Box

PO Box 20686 Agadir Principale Agadir 80000 Morocco


(+212) 528 84 30 65



Contact Us

Address (AGADIR)

App B4 Imm Hamria, Avenue Al Moukaouama
Agadir 80020 - Morocco

Address (SIDI IFNI)

Avenue Hassan 1er Sidi Ifni
Tiznit - Morocco


(+212) 528 84 30 65