Thanks to the ongoing hardwork in the centre and the close relationship with the tribunal, we have been granted access to the Taroundant provincial prison. As part of their week promoting social integration and education for prisoners, our social workers at Centre Amane, Zahra and Youssef were invited to hold a workshop on ID registration for the prisoners.
“We received a very warm welcome by the staff members and the women who were eager to find out more about how the organisation can help them and were happy with how the session went. ” – Zahra
They first watched with 10 female prisoners Deborah Perkin’s “Bastard” film which highlighted the ID papers issue in Morocco. Following this, there was an open discussion where the women shared their personal experiences and struggles with the current system. The women were very engaged and grateful that they had the opportunity to learn more about the registration process. As a result of this visit, 2 cases have now been sign posted to another organisation.
“I also got the opportunity to share some moments with the male prisoners by taking part in some musical activities.” – Youssef
This is the great step towards building stronger relationships across Taroudannt and the province. Furthermore, over the next couple of months, the CARE project will be raising awareness about civil registrations in other prisons across the region!