Le site officiel de la FTAM


Literacy and Skills Training

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.

Arabic class

English class

French class

Spanish class

Embroidery and pottery courses Seminars

At the end of each year women enrolled in the crafts courses present an exposition of their works.

Cooking class

Sewing class

Activities for Children

Preservation / Restoration of the medina



Restoration of the fountain at Plaza Progreso



Restoration of Borj El Hajoui

Case Studies

Fatima Gharbaoui the naive genius of the original painting

In 1999 she attended literacy is here that the gift of Fatima was discovered, since she expresses her feelings and emotions through painting. Two exhibitions are organized TALIM in 2003 and 2005. Mr. John Laurence and the Arnott gallery discovers Fatima exposure in 2005 and offers him an exhibition in January 2006, all the tables have been purchased it was a success. Fatima Gharbaoui outlined in Marrakesh and Laurence Arnott gallery.

The BBC German chain, newspapers devoted their program to our artist.

With these sales Gharbaoui today water, electricity and a plot of land in his native town Had Gharbia.
8 Zankat America Tangier 90000 Morocco
Tel: +212 (0)539-93-53-17  Fax: +212 (0)539-93-53-60