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18th October 2016
Kasbah Tamadot is pleased to announce the official opening of two new Eve Branson Foundation initiatives in the local community: the Tamgounssi Weaving Centre and the Tansghart Woodwork Centre.
The organisation’s founder, Eve Branson, together with her son Sir Richard Branson, officially opened each centre with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on 1st October 2016. To mark this occasion, the Foundation welcomed special guests Her Majesty’s British Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco, Karen Elizabeth Betts, Rabia El Alama from the American Chamber of Commerce, Governor of the Region Mr Omar Touimi and donor Pat Hull.
The group had the chance to witness first-hand the impact of these projects in the villages which surround Kasbah Tamadot. They met the Tansghart Woodwork Centre trainees, young men who are learning carpentry skills to create future career opportunities. They also visited the Tamgounssi Weaving Centre which invites girls from the community to develop skills for life and make high-quality traditional Berber crafts using centuries-old style looms.
Since 2005, The Eve Branson Foundation has been developing initiatives in collaboration with local Berber communities to promote educational enrichment, employment opportunities and better healthcare for the women and young people living in Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains. http://evebransonfoundation.org.uk/
For further information, please contact:
Tel: +44 (0)20 8600 0468
Tel: +44 (0)20 8600 0472
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