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29 July 2013 News flash

Morocco – Combating School Drop Out in Rural Areas

Since 2011, Monaco's Official Development Assistance entities have been supporting the implementation of the Moroccan association Kane Ya Makane's "Tanouir" programme in rural schools in the Agadir region.  The aim is to combat school drop out by offering artistic activities that encourage children's personal development, learning and creativity.  In view of the success of the pilot stage of the scheme, which involved 2,000 children, the programme will be extended to other regions.


In Morocco, more than 400,000 children leave the educational system every year, particularly in rural areas.

The Tanouir Programme was developed by the Kane Ya Makane Association, which was established in 2009.  The aim of the Programme is to encourage children's personal development, learning and creativity by means of multidisciplinary creative workshops, including theatre, dance, comic strips, the visual arts and literature.

The programme has been implemented in eight state primary schools and two centres run by Entraide nationale, all situated in rural areas in the Agadir region.

Monaco's Official Development Assistance has financed this programme in two schools and has also provided a Monaco Young International Volunteer.

On 18 May 2013, to mark the end of the first three years of the programme, a show was given in Agadir to an audience of 300 people, including government officials from the region.

A study has demonstrated the success of the programme with children, their parents and teachers.

The Kane Ya Makane Association receives numerous requests from schools and at present is planning to implement the programme in other regions of Morocco.

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