Princess Lalla Hasna, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI’s sister, has recently visited Tokyo, Japan, adorned with a gold-embroidered, crimson red caftan.
Rabat- During her visit on Tuesday, November 22, Lalla Hasna, chairwoman of the Mohammed VI Foundation for Environment Protection, met with Japan’s Crown Prince, Naruhito. She also visited the Omori High School in Tokyo.
The school, which is associated with UNESCO, welcomed the Moroccan princess by organizing student performances rooted in the Japanese culture, displaying martial arts, dance, and calligraphy.
The students also performed a song on peace in the presence of the Princess, written by the students and composed by the school’s teachers.
Japanese schools are members of UNESCO’s Associated Schools Project Network. The schools have integrated sustainable development into their curriculum.
On Tuesday, Lalla Hasna met with Japanese minister of education Masahiko Shibayama. The pair discussed means to develop Morocco’s education, especially learning materials and methods in Moroccan schools.
The princess received a briefing on Japan’s school pedagogy in the field of education for sustainable development (ESD) and discussed the possibilities of cooperation on technological tools for education, such as computer applications and games.
A number of high-profile Moroccan and Japanese officials attended the discussions. Said Amzazi, Morocco’s education minister; Minister of Education, ; Morocco’s ambassador to Japan, Rachad Bouhlal accompanied the Moroccan impress.
Japan’s secretary to the minister of education, Takashi Muaru; and the director general for international affairs, Mami Ouyama, represented the Japanese government during discussions about the two countries’ agenda to further education system-related cooperation.
The meeting was also open for agreements on student and teacher exchange programs between the two countries. The objective is to enable Morocco to learn from the Japanese education model.
Japan has one of the highest literacy rates worldwide. The country is also home to top education and research centers, according to UNESCO.
The cooperative initiative on education is in line with the engineering program of Morocco’s education ministry, called “Generalization of Information and Communication Technologies in Education in Morocco.”