By Sana Elouazi
Rabat – The Ministry of Handicrafts, Social Economy and Solidarity launched an application called “Alpha Nour” on October 16, seeking to fight illiteracy by providing online education to traditional craftsmen, reports the Maghreb Arab Press (MAP).
This initiative aims to broaden the scope of its functional literacy program by developing an app dedicated to artisans who, given the nature of their work, can not take literacy courses.
The app, which includes texts, videos, activities and cartoons, besides exercises, can be downloaded on computers or smartphones via the Google Play service, and can be used at any time without being connected.
Set up by the National Agency for the Fight against Illiteracy (ANLCA), in partnership with the European Union (EU), the app aims to develop the skills of artisans in the fields of reading, writing, and numeracy, while expanding the scope of the functional literacy program and enabling them to adapt to the digital world and technological development.
“This application is dedicated to illiterate artisans who, given their working conditions, can not join training institutions,” told the Secretary of State for Crafts and Social Economy, Jamila El Moussalli to the MAP.
“Moroccan craftsmen are now called upon to develop their skills and knowledge to accompany the global dynamic,” she added.
More than 10 executives under the Secretary of State for Crafts and Social Economy and ANLCA were trained to manage this application.
El Moussalli explained that the fight against illiteracy in the workplace will improve products, protect the consumer, and ensure a healthy working environment, adding that quality remains the fundamental criterion for promoting international competitiveness and the sale of artisanal products.