Fez hosts the first regional forum for blind women An opportunity to highlight competencies and achievements

On Thursday, 27 June 2024, the first regional meeting of blind women in the Fez-Meknes region was held at the Palais des Congrès in the city of Fez. This important event comes within the framework of the initiative launched by HRH Princess Lalla Lamia El Solh, President of the Alaouite Organisation for the Welfare of the Blind, through her establishment of the organisation’s National Committee for Blind Women, from which regional committees have emerged.

The forum aimed to shed light on the female competencies in the blind community, and was attended by a large number of blind women who gave vivid testimonies about their scientific and academic paths. Among the attendees were professors, students, administrative and religious figures, reflecting the diversity of fields in which blind women excel.

The forum was also attended by representatives of several partner agencies, including the Regional Academy of Education and Training, the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, the Ministry of Traditional Industry, the Mogul House of Attijariwafa Bank, the Regional Director of National Cooperation and the Deputy Director of the Regional Centre for Education and Training Professions.

The forum was an opportunity to deliver a strong message to society that blind women are an active member capable of living normally, forming a family, and contributing effectively to Moroccan society at the scientific and academic levels.

In parallel with the forum, a traditional industry exhibition was organised for the blind cooperative in Zayyat, where various handicrafts were displayed, in addition to artworks by students of the Mohammed V Foundation for the Rescue of the Blind. The exhibition also featured the participation of self-taught plastic artist Khadija Boukrin, who exhibited agate paintings.

The event was organised by the Fez local branch of the Alawite Organisation for the Care of the Blind, headed by Leila Bennis, and was attended by a large number of civil society actors.

This forum is an important step in the process of empowering blind women and highlighting their abilities and achievements in various fields, which contributes to changing the societal perception and enhancing their full integration into society.

From the website: Fez News

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