In the context of its sixth day of its activities at the 27thsession of International book fair, the CNDH hosted a serene and constructive debate on “inclusive cities and rights to culture”.
Mr. Idrissi Amiri Moulay Ibrahimn a high-level executive from Marrakech commune has affirmed that Marrakech has become a “model” for persons with reduced mobility.
He has explained to a very interested young public that: “All developed projects by Marrakech commune, whose access is open to the public, should from now on contain accessibilities section”.
In the context of artistic coverage, Mrs. Nadia Lazrak, artist-painter has presented a wonderful paint achieved live inside the NHRC during the debate.
+ Everybody should make gains of the city +
As expected, “debate and analysis” a space for reflection and exchange of ideas has brought together elected body, representatives of NGOs civil society and experts in inclusive development to debate problems and challenges facing cities, notably “problems of inclusive and accessibility” of persons in handicapped condition.
To understand better the importance of “inclusive cities”, the CNDH has managed to bring together around the discussion table all of Mr. Idrissi Amiri Moulay Brahim, Responsible for planning at the Marrakech commune, Mr. Hassan Mednan, from the Moroccan Royal Federation of Sports for Persons in handicapped condition and Mr. Abdelmajid Makni, President of the Collective for the promotion of rights of persons in handicapped condition.
On this occasion, Mr. Makni has underlined: “Today’s debate concerns inclusive cities which are in principle cities that should take into account all vulnerable or non-vulnerable persons”, in a way that everybody could enjoy and benefit from the city’s potentials and advantages.
“There are some nice experiences which have already been started in some cities, but that is insufficient. One should think in a global and systematic manner so as all means of transportation should be accessible for all persons”, he has said.
+ “Schooling conditions for autistic children, for an efficient inclusion” +
Concerning daily activities “Around a book”, Mr. Ahmed Ait Brahim Mr. Said AlHonsali and Mr. Mostafa Bouali have presented a very interesting research paper entitled “schooling conditions for autistic children, for an efficient inclusion”, knowing that autism is always considered in Morocco as a severe handicap.
In a statement to Article19.ma, Mr. Ahmed Ait Brahimconsiders that this research paper “concerns effectiveness of the right to inclusive education of autistic persons in Morocco”.
“Hypothetic variables causing inclusion or exclusion of autistic persons have been examined and verified by a comparative process of three schooling systems, and this through individual interviews, focused groups and psychometric evaluation of autistic persons issued from three schooling systems”, he has remained.
Mr. Ahmed Ait Brahim has reached the following conclusion: Moroccan school is an inclusive school to the extent that it offers fulfillment and socialization; however, this same school lacks expertise and pedagogical competencies to tackle autism in ordinary classes”.
Before closing the sixth day of its activities, the CNDH stand has dedicated its last session to honor its guests including Mr. Karim Benabdeslam, first Moroccan autistic PhD student; Mr. Abdelaziz Laarsi, PhD student on sign language and Mr. Hamid Nabil, PhD student in English studies.