Literacy: ANLCA adopts a new national strategy 2023-2035


The National Agency for the Fight against Illiteracy (ANLCA) adopted, Tuesday during a meeting of its board of directors, a new national strategy for the period 2023-2035, based on four main axes including targeting, convergence, quality and good governance.

Chaired by the Minister of National Education, Preschool and Sports, Chakib Benmoussa, and with the participation of all the members of the Council, this 9th session of the Board of Directors of the Agency also approved the results of the action for the year 2023, as well as the action plan and the budget for the period 2024-2026.

Speaking on this occasion, Mr. Benmoussa indicated that the implementation of the new strategy is based on the most important national and international references in the fight against illiteracy, taking into account demographic factors, social and economic.

This strategy, continued the minister, also aims to improve and diversify the offer in the fight against illiteracy, strengthen targeting and ensure equitable access to learning, for empowerment and upgrading of individuals and promotion of society.

Mr. Benmoussa underlined in this regard that the achievement of the objectives of this strategy is of capital importance because of its impact in strengthening the fight against illiteracy as a lever for lifelong learning, even to enable more effective integration into society.

The minister, who placed emphasis on the promotion of human capital to achieve more integrated and global development, underlined the importance of redoubling and uniting the efforts of all components of society, with a view to launching a dynamic integrated and stronger with a view to eradicating the scourge of illiteracy.

For his part, the director of the ANLCA, Abdelouadoud Kharbouch reviewed the achievements of the ANLCA during the year 2023, the main axes of the new national strategy to combat illiteracy, the regional action plans in this area, in addition to the 2024-2026 action plan and the funding mechanisms for the programs during this period.

Regarding the 2023 report, it focused on several points including the development of a national strategy to combat illiteracy, the official launch of the Literacy Training Institute (IFMA), the development of the Agency's 2023-2027 communication strategy, and the effective launch of a literacy program for the benefit of immigrants and refugees in Morocco.

It is also the launch of the strategic study on lifelong learning in Morocco (vision by 2035), the diversification of digital media, in particular the mobile application “Alpha Fellah” and the platform “E-Alpha Tamlik”, among others.

Likewise, Mr. Kharbouch reported 1,032,099 beneficiaries of literacy programs in 2023, or more than 9.1 million registered since 2014, of which 85% are women and 65% beneficiaries come from rural areas, noting that 18 agreements relating to structuring projects were concluded during the past year, or 2,352 agreements signed in total.

And to add that the ANCLA has proceeded to update the contents of the literacy programs dedicated to various categories of society including people with disabilities, prisoners, artisans, with a particular emphasis on language Amazigh.

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