Presentation of the series of illustrated books “Les ballades de Nour”

Presentation of the series of illustrated books “Les ballades de Nour”
Presentation of the series of illustrated books “Les ballades de Nour”

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May 15, 2024 at 4:49 p.m.

The series of illustrated booksNour’s walks» aims to support Moroccan youth in the discovery of the various sites of the Kingdom included on the UNESCO world heritage list, while highlighting the different aspects and riches of the tangible and intangible heritage of Morocco.r>r>

r>r>Published in Arabic, Amazigh and French languages, the first title in the series, entitled “Trip to the Ksar of Aït-Ben-Haddou», is dedicated to this emblematic world heritage site located in the heart of Morocco and which was included on the UNESCO list in 1987.r>r>In this first book, Noor, an intrepid and curious child accompanied by her little magical bird, invites us to explore the Ksar of Aït-Ben-Haddou. Through the red earth alleys and historic ramparts, they meet Hamma, a young boy from the village, who reveals to them the ancient legends and living customs of his people.r>r>Speaking on this occasion, the director of the Office of UNESCO for the Maghreb in Morocco, Eric Faltstressed that “this new collection, designed for young readers from Morocco and elsewhere, is an invitation to discover and celebrate the richness of Morocco through its sites classified as UNESCO World Heritage”.r>r>For her part, the president of the BMCE Bank Foundation for Education and the Environment, Leila Mezian Benjellounstressed that beyond this co-publishing of works intended for children and which highlights the architectural and cultural heritage of Morocco, the start of this partnership represents quite a symbol.r>r>”In fact, this partnership reflects a sharing of values ​​between a Foundation recognized as being of public utility, which has been working for nearly 25 years to promote a School education quality in the rural world in Morocco and Africa and UNESCO, the cultural organization par excellence which brings together 194 member countries around the world”, she affirmed, in a speech read on her behalf by the group managing director Bank of Africa (BOA), Brahim Benjelloun-Touimi.r>r>Ms. Mezian Benjelloun also indicated that in addition to this first work produced in co-publishing on one of the jewels of the traditional architectural heritage of Morocco which also belongs to the patrimonium of mankindother works of the same type will follow, notably on the Medina of Fez, listed as a UNESCO world heritage site since 1981, as well as on the Medina of Rabat, listed since 2012 on this same list.r>r>“These works, which are developed in a hybrid format, will soon be made available to children and teachers in schools of the BMCE Bank Foundation for Education and the Environment and we hope that after the necessary diligence, they will be available to public schools in the Kingdom,” she added.

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