About Mickey And Friends
Formed in 1997, Mickey and Friends is a non-profit theater organization aiming to promote and educate the public on the rights of children, child labor, girls’ education, human rights, gender equality, the rule of law, good governance, corruption, democratic values, civil services reform, political freedom, racial unity, world religion, universal peace, the environment, child mortality, prenatal care, HIV/AIDS and other public health issues.
Mickey and Friends has collaborated on many projects with multiple educational institutions, ministries, NGOs, and the British Embassy in Morocco. Recently the British Embassy, in association with Mickey and friends, funded a national awareness campaign titled “Les Enfants Robots”. In addition to combating the plague of child labor, the campaign also focused on preventing poor rural families from sending their young daughters away to work as domestic servants in virtual slavery, as well as promoting the idea of better education for rural children in general.
Mhamed Omar Elaydi the founder and the president of Mickey & Friends, a native of Morocco and a naturalized American Citizen. He graduated from the conservatory of music, dance, and dramatic art in Rabat, Morocco in 1968 and in 1984 from the University of Minnesota with a B.A. in Theatre Arts for directing. He has directed more than thirty plays for children and adults and he has made several appearances on the Moroccan television including Channel 1, Channel 2M and the Children channel. Mr. Elaydi served as the Moroccan Chairperson at the Festival of Nations in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA from 1985 to 1995. He is also an active fundraiser for many national associations.
Mickey & Friends has performed for more than 800,000+ people in more than 900 schools and institutions nationwide.
Values We Believe
Mickey and Friends is a Non-Profit Theater Organization created to entertain, educate and fight poverty, illiteracy and child labor in Morocco.
We will utilize the power of arts and communication to change attitude, open discussion, sensitize, mobilize, touch hearts, build bridges and motivate people to action.