Festival <<Momken>>

the cultural association (mashhed) in partnership with tunisian public institutions and associations from gafsa's civil society has organised the second edition
of its festival ' momken', meaning in arabic ' possible ', for the cultural developement which took place the 12th,13th and 14th of june 2015 in all of the delegations
of the gafsa gouvernorate .

The festival's slogan this year was chosen by Mashhed and its associative network distributed throughout the region is " decentralization of arts and culture "
with the aim of creating new cultural traditions and to found a cultural justice and artistic between the different regions .
The festival comes after a year of work on strengthening and supporting the capacities of members both on the practical level as the theoretical level in the
cinematographic fields , fine arts, music and cultural policies.
The menu is rich :
Six artistic and cultural workshops in six delegations
12 films projected in 11 delegations
cultural decentralization Conference
Art exhibitions in Gafsa city
A musical concert at El Guettar

organisation of activities for an active education in djerba

teachers, members from the BRD, students and parents have joined with mashhed cultural association during the journey of the ' active information '
where workshops around the new means of and methods of the active education had been established.
the journey was executed on three levels :
a practical : consisting of a manoeuvring of technical and scientific activities meant to develop the analytic capacities of the participants
a theoritical : which lead to a conceptualization of the active education and its confrontation to pedagogical scholar and exra scholar practices
a third level which consisted of a story telling kind of activity involving student participants and a writer discussing a book.
According to Anis Amaidia from Mashhed Association: "active education, it's basically sharing knowledge and working together for an active citizenship, one of the
reasons why we are here in Djerba to present our associations project"

Salwa Bouali, a teacher at the school 'march the 2nd', activist of the civil society and organizer of the activity said: "The activity we organized today with my
colleagues helped me understand in theory and in practice this new educational approach first with the "consultation" addressed by the PASC "and adding"
However, with the large number of dropouts, which is increasing every year and the level of students who regresses day after day, a reform of our teaching
methods is essential and requires a multi-stakeholder discussion. "

"Any action of consultation between the two sectors that have reached good results must be capitalized and duplicated, to prove further that good practice and
methodology we follow lead to changes in attitudes of civil society against public actors and vice versa, allowing them to have a consensual view on local
development. We will also address the same subject in other regions, in coordination with our colleagues in Kef, Tozeur, Mahdia, etc. "Said Osama Rjab,
coordinator of PASC in Gafsa.

Three main recommendations emanating from this meeting:

Create an association specialized in this field
Organize training for teachers and facilitators of the library
Continue to organize joint activities.

Traineeship in games and animation.

As a part of Mashhed - CEMEA partnership which is part of the decentralized cooperation between the regions Pays De La Loire and Gafsa , the two associations
have organized animation and games development. A 7 day training , which was designed for a set of associative and state actors from different socio cultural
structures of animation and sports education.
We remind that this training is part of a cycle training co-organized by Mashhed and CEMEA of the Pays De La Loire in partnership with the regional police and
youth sports of Gafsa .
Trainers :
*Salwa Eljamel, Laurent Bissonet (CEMEA Pays De La Loire )
*Gaith Labidi (Mashhed)
Partners :
Program to support the civil society PASC , Office of Gafsa
Higher Institute of Sports Education
Youth and Sports Commissioner of Gafsa
Youth and Sports Commissioner of Mahdia

Educational Project ,Why , For Whom , And How ?

A training day was held on February 18th, 2015 by the associations CEMEA ( Training Centres for Active Education Methods) and Mashhed in collaboration with
PASC-Gafsa and Al Mawred Al Thaqafy under the theme of " Education for the benefit of associations and public players in the field of youth and sports".
This training provided by the CEMEA director , was an opportunity for participants to enhance their knowledge by the experiment conducted by the center since
the late thirties and by the active approach taken by the trainer as an educational tool .
The objectives are as follows :
Define the objectives of an educational project : why ?
Define for which categories of people an educational project is constructed : for whom ?
Define the necessary tools to make an educational project successful in its active approach : how ?
Start a " dynamic shared dialogue " on cultural and educational strategies in the region .
Mixed work and reflection groups were formed to adress each of these issues by using past experiences as part of community life and international volunteering
" An educational project is expected to benefit many categories of people, ranging from infancy to the elderly, also to intervene to help people facing
specific issues (vulnerable and marginalized, disabled...) For me, and after the workshops for exchange and learning organized in the local PASCA-Gafsa, I see
that the objective of an educational project has evolved considerably, thus leading it to adapting to the environment, which is a great thing !" Skander
Rezgui, President of the UNESCO Club.
" During my academic carreer, I have learned that education is all about approaches that are exerted on the youth or the ones which the youth exert on their
surroundings , and all combined , they contribute to the creation and the development of their personalities, and this is of course the desired outcome of an
educational project . In fact , giving sense to the proposed activities involves a change in the approach to the construction of the project which has to be
participatory and adapted to the realistic expectations of the young people while respecting them and putting under their disposition the human resources ,
financial and materials necessary". Imen Haji, Head of programming of activities in the Mansion of Youth of the city of Gafsa .

Towards the recognition of informal education : A signed protocol

As part of twinning and cooperation between the governorate of Gafsa and the Pays De La Loire, which started since 2012 , a memorandum of agreement was signed
on February 17th, 2015 at a hotel in Gafsa , between the Commissioner of Youth and Sport and an associative network led by the Cultural Association Mashhed and
the CEMEA ( Training Centres for Active Educational Methods : a French association active in the field of active education since the thirties ) .
The protocol was signed in the presence of : all the regional council of Gafsa , the current governor and former governor of Gafsa, the president of the
Regional Council of Pays de La Loire, the ambassador of France and the Consul of France in Sfax , the representative of the French Institute of Tunisia,
representatives of French civil society activists and associations of Gafsa and finally the representatives of the PASC-Gafsa. It will have a running time of
two years, and the following strategic objectives :
*The recognition of trades and volunteering in the field of socio-cultural and sports activities (non formal education)
*Recognition and the dissemination of training practices in non-formal education field for professionals and volunteers.
Thus , the action plan of the contract contains an advocacy effort for the spreading and the developing of these actions of recognition and dissemination in
the field of education. It is about targeting a recognition on the part of all stakeholders involved in education, childhood, youth and culture beyond the
associations carrying the program and beyond Gafsa .
And after that ?
Following the signing of the memorandum , a meeting between the parties was quickly organized to develop the draft of the action plan for implementing the
protocol . This draft contains essentially : Co-organized games in May and training in active teaching during the month of June for both parties . It is also
planned to involve other international partners(Germany and Spain) with experience in advocacy educational programs.
A steering committee with a president from the state sector and a state rapporteur that will be created in the upcoming days to draw advantage of the action plan.