Mouvement Enfance Maroc
FAPE was a founding member of the National Mouvement Enfance Maroc, a network of approximately 200 members working in child protection across the country. During 2021, the collective has been working on a report analysing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children in Morocco, which is due to be published in 2022. The uncertainty that the pandemic has brought with it has had, and continues to have, an enormous impact on vulnerable children and their families. Research projects like this are crucial to give child protection actors a greater understanding of the climate within which they are working, and the ever changing needs of the children their services protect.
We are the joint founders and leaders of a regional collective – Le Réseau de la Promotion des Droits de l’Enfant – consisting of approximately 100 members working in child protection in the Souss-Massa region. The primary objectives of this network is to provide training in child protection for people working with children across the region as well as coordinate and collorabate to protect children across the region. Members of the collective range from school transportation companies, health services, to sports clubs. The network serves as an opportunity to raise awareness of good child-protection practices, and encourages these practices on all levels of civil society and the private sector through the training sessions and workshops provided.
Since 2017, FAPE along with its partner MCT conduct a seminar series to students at Al Akhawayn University, Irfan. The seminar series is held over several sessions with over 100 students and provides students the opportunity to learn about our approach to social work, being active Moroccan citizens, child protection in Morocco, participatory action research, and civil society organisations in Morocco. Students are also invited to volunteer with us in Taroudant as part of the civic citizenship component of their degree.