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Morocco’s street circus for the people
A four-meter tall camel made of old flour and potato bags – that’s not something you see every day. It’s part of a street festival in rural Morocco with drums, acrobats and larger-than-life puppets, like the camel. The festival plays on local traditions and pays tribute to the region’s cultural heritage. But it also integrates young people from the area without many opportunities: school dropouts, unemployed, orphans. The guy behind it all is 22-year-old Azeddine Aabar.
Listen to the report by Elizabeth Grenier in Tahanahoute, Morocco:
More on the Awaln’art website.
Rehabilitating Morocco’s young prisoners
One-tenth of Morocco’s prison population is made up of children and teenagers who are often convicted and sentenced without any legal representation. Now steps are being taken to help these young people.State-run child protection centers work to prevent children and teenagers from winding up in prison in the first place. The children who live in the centers often have very painful pasts – many are homeless, or have first-hand experience with drugs and violence.
Surfing for hope in Morocco
One of Morocco’s top surfers at just 26, Bouchma uses his talent to give back to his small fishing village. There, he teaches the kids to surf – and shows them they can make something of their life.