On January 23, FAPE/MCT hosted an event at the Municipal Library in Taroudannt to begin distribution of the new “Guide to Civil Registration” to local NGO’s. The Guide to Civil Registration is part of FAPE/MCT’s ID Project strategy to improve local understanding of civil registration processes and improve children’s registration rates in the Taroudannt area.
FAPE invited local NGO’s having contact with the civil registration process, including through charity work with children, summer camps, women’s associations, handicap services, etc. Eight associations attended, representing some of the most ID-involved associations in Taroudannt.
Moderated by Centre Amane director Miriam, the event included presentations by FAPE President Abdellah Soussi and Hannah Bradley regarding the ID project’s goals and advocacy strategy, as well as a brief overview by FAPE ID case worker Zahra of the practical aspects of supporting complex cases’ access to civil registration.
FAPE and MCT plan to continue to distribute the Guide to Civil Registration to other associations in Taroudannt Province, including in Ouled Teima and Ouled Berhil. FAPE hopes to use feedback from local associations to further refine and develop the guide, in order to produce a second version for national distribution later this spring/summer.
The guide is available in Arabic here.