FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SOS MOROCCO APPROVED FOR 501(c)(3)
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Miami, Florida – July 16, 2009 – SOS Morocco announced today that the IRS has approved it application for non exempt status.
The United Nations International Children's Educational Fund (UNICEF) released a report estimating more than 1 million children are forced into prostitution every year because of sex tourism. While much of the initial international attention on sex tourism of children focused on Thailand and other countries of Southeast Asia, Morocco has become a favorite destination of child tourist predators.
Foreigners who partake in this illegal activity are subject to prosecution locally and in their country even if they committed the crime in Morocco. SOS Morocco conducts a range of awareness programs to bring public and policy maker's awareness and the issue.
"SOS Morocco was founded in 2007 with the objective to raise local and international awareness on Children's Sex Tourism in Morocco. Today, we are pleased to announce that we have been approved by the United States IRS for the 501(c)(3) status, a non for profit organization." Commented Driss R. Temsamani, Founder & President of SOS Morocco.
"We strongly believe that SOS Morocco can only be effective if we build it on a solid foundation. After we launched the organization, our focus was put on securing the non exempt status so that all donation to SOS Morocco can be tax deductible. With this task behind us, we now have set our sight on structuring a solid board of directors to help us execute our agenda.” Stated Amine Doukali, Chief Operating Officer of SOS Morocco.
For more information on SOS Morocco visit site http://www.sosmorocco.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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