Eductour Mission Morocco

In the activities of the Takwin wa Tamkin project, Eductours were organized in three countries: France in Marseille, Tunisia in Gabes, the oasis of Chenini on solidarity tourism, in the rural region Djebnyana, on weaving And in Morocco on Marrakech, Ait Ben Haddou, Casablanca and Rabat.

The action in Morocco was decided first, we had to meet the network of Moroccan women REFAM, with whom we collaborated in the development of the circuit on Morocco, in the presence of Mrs. Fawzia Talout Meknassi, and also the resource persons of Citizens of the Earth.

The process was carried out in two stages, the first stage was a visit to Dar Maalma, an association of Moroccan craftswomen which has more than 3,000 craftswomen and which has an open showroom in Marrakech. In this region we organized a meeting with craftswomen led by Mrs. Karima Ouahcine, member of women in communication with craftswomen. During this meeting the craftswomen were able to discuss their various difficulties as well as their work and activities, we visited an organization activating in Marrakech in the training and support of women.

The craftswomen also took the opportunity to visit Djamaa lefna, the city’s attraction. We then headed to Ait Benhaddou where we visited the Ksour of the surroundings, and the tea room of the women of the regions who also created a solidarity restaurant, where the women take turns for the reception and the restoration of the tourists. Ait benhadou was the visit that allowed us to see the empowerment of rural women in the mountains, Our stay was in a cottage called chez Khadidja, a beautiful house built respecting the ecosystem where the owners have built a clay oven where the women of the village come to bake their bread.

As planned by the program we visited the association of women weavers, created by Fatima Meghnissi, the weavers exchanged on their respective experiences, they then gratified us with a demonstration of their work and the song of this region. : Tazenakhat. The next step was to visit Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco, to see how products are sold in the souk and how Moroccan know-how is promoted.

The final stage was devoted to visiting the bee museum in Rabat, in a village totally dedicated to crafts in the Moroccan capital. Where all trades are valued, the bee which is a source of care and life in rural areas.

This great tour of Morocco allowed the craftswomen to visit several rural and tourist regions which highlight local products, and the activities of solidarity tourism on the spot. as well as exchanges and tourism which gave them ideas and motivation to continue improving their products.