Rabat – Aicha Ech-chenna, President and Founder of the Solidarité Féminine Association, has called on the Ministry of Education of the upcoming government led by Saad Eddine Othmani to teach sex education in Moroccan schools.
Invited to appear as a guest on Moroccan TV show, “Dayf Al Oula,” Ech-chenna called on the upcoming government to take civic society’s suggestions into account and deal with the social problems Moroccans are experiencing.
“For God’s sake, I wish the new government – incorporate sexual education in schools for the sake of our Moroccan students,” said Ech-chenna.
Labeled as the Moroccan Mother Theresa, Ech-chenna, commented on the new government led by Saad Eddine Othmani, who succeeded to his colleague Abdelilah Benkirane. She stated that her association will cooperate with any government regardless of who is the head of government.
“Indeed, there is slight difference with Othmani’s government, since he is a psychiatrist – and the psychiatrist fells the pain of his patients,” she added.
With regard to the situation of single mothers in Morocco – Ech-chenna talked about “intolerant” Moroccan customs and traditions with single mothers. She explained that “the door is shut down” before adding in the same breath that Morocco nowadays is on its way to tolerating single mothers.
Having dedicated 57 years of her life in voluntarism, the 76-year-old activist called on media as well to shed light on the nuances of the dire, inhumane reality that Moroccan single mothers experience.
Ech-chenna added that 24 out of 153 babies are thrown into the street everyday due to their undocumented identity and noted that abortion in Morocco is considered as unacceptable.