Rabat - The family of the acclaimed late pedagogue, Ahmed Boukmakh, has recently donated his personal library to the community of Tangier.
Rabat – The family of the acclaimed late pedagogue, Ahmed Boukmakh, has recently donated his personal library to the community of Tangier.
The donation consists of books and documents, some of which are very rare and antique, from the personal library the famous author of the “Iqraa” textbooks.The collection is set to be transferred to a new museum recently set up at the Ahmed Boukmakh cultural center.
At the opening of the center in 2016, the family of Boukmakh expressed their wish, through donating the library of their late father, to contribute to the enrichment of the cultural scene in Tangier.
“As the family of the deceased, we are pleased to donate this cultural and intellectual heritage and make it available to the public,” said Nazik Boukmakh.
The museum containing the library was inspired by the grandeur and the everlasting influence of the late pedagogue, said the project’s organizers.“We have worked with the family of Ahmed Boukmakh to set up a cultural space equal to the fame and status of Boukmakh.”
Born in 1928, Boukmakh is considered to be the first Moroccan educator to successfully produce a series of Moroccan textbooks, particularly “Iqraa” textbooks. His work has succeeded in marking the lives, through illustrative images and rich content, several generations of students.
During his lifetime, he was able to build a rich library before his death in 1993. In 2016, the city of Tangier paid homage to its great intellectual by giving his name the prestigious cultural center.
Located in the city center, the cultural center, which covers a total area of ??more than 12 thousand m2, is equipped with nearly 800 seats to host various high-level events organized in Tangier.