During the holy fasting month of Ramadan, daily life in Tangier goes on as usual, and work and learning continue. Early in the month, Moroccan high school students sat for their national baccalaureate examinations. Our 16 Legation STEEM (science, technology, engineering, English and mathematics) scholars also began intensive, 6-days a week Ramadan English classes at the Tangier American Language Center.
This week, in partnership with Casal dels Infants, TanjaZoom and the Tamkine Foundation, TALIM sponsored a 2-week film making workshop for public high school students and other youth who have abandoned school at the Dar Al Ma3rifa Center in Zouitina, an outlying Tangier neighborhood. 10 girls and 6 boys (nearly the same gender ratio as our STEEM classes) are attending a film making workshop led by Adil Machkor. TALIM hopes to host one day of the workshop at the Legation and also offer these students a tour of our museum We look forward to sponsoring a second workshop after Ramadan in a different Tangier neighborhood. Inch’Allah, we’ll also host a third workshop in July at the Legation for our STEEM scholars and perhaps some of their moms!