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PE&C Morocco celebrates World Day for Cultural Diversity

25/06/2015

The Focus-Abengoa Foundation’s social development program was launched in Nador in February with the aim of working with children and teens at risk of exclusion and the migrant community

The PE&C team organized a creative drawing activity for children and youth to commemorate World Day for Cultural Diversity. The activity was carried out in three sessions to give the young people a chance to depict their vision and reflection on cultural diversity in Morocco, where a variety of multiethnic groups can be found.

The first portion consisted of an introductory talk delivered by a social worker on cultural diversity and religious minorities in Morocco, including Judaism and Christianity, and on the traditions and customs of each region.

Throughout the second and third sessions, the youngsters drew pictures and their creations were later put on display at the Baraka Training Center under the theme of “PE&C supports respect for Cultural Diversity”.

Drawing enables children to engage in relaxation, concentration, creative capacity and sensitivity, and it provides an opportunity for reflecting on what cultural diversity is and what it means in our society.

The Focus-Abengoa Foundation social development program, PE&C (People, Education and Communities), was introduced in the city of Nador a few months ago following a preliminary diagnostic phase. Here the program is dedicated fundamentally to the rights of children at risk of exclusion, with a focus on the right to an education, fair treatment, healthcare and nutrition.  The program also works to train young people professionally and serves the migrant community through ongoing collaboration with Catholic-inspired NGOs and official institutions.

 

Drawings created by children participating in the PE&C program in Morocco to convey their conception of cultural diversity.

Drawings created by children participating in the PE&C program in Morocco to convey their conception of cultural diversity.

Educational and cultural activities