Since 1999, the Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies (TALIM) and Fondation Tanger Al Madina (FTAM) have offered an intensive literacy program for the benefit of women in the old city.
Our objective is to promote literacy and skills training in embroidery and tailoring in order to help unemployed women enter economic and social life of the community and through these classes to give them and their children a better appreciation of the environment, the history and the heritage of their city.
This year 150 medina women are enrolled in literacy classes in Arabic, English French, and Spanish.
Seminars are organized for the benefit of medina residents by specialists and professionals in the field of health, environment, culture, etc.
At the end of each year women enrolled in the crafts courses present an exposition of their works.
Restoration of the fountain at Plaza Progreso
Restoration of Borj El Hajoui
Fatima Gharbaoui the naive genius of the original painting