Saturday, November 29, 2008

HRH Prince Moulay Rachid takes concrete action to bridge the knowledge divide

Marrakech – Morocco, December 13, 2007 – His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid, the Heir to the Moroccan Throne and President of Marrakech International Film Festival Foundation, on Sunday launched a first ever major national cinema school - the Marrakech Graduate School of Visual Arts - to wider educational opportunities that will help bridge growing education divide in the Kingdom.

His Royal Highness tirelessly advocates for education as a key to tackling poverty and extending opportunity, pointed out that unless Morocco will not close a growing knowledge and education gap between the Kingdom and developed countries, Morocco will have little success to boost economic growth and diminish poverty.

In this regard, His Royal Highness is taking the measures to promote educational sustainability and broaden economic opportunities that will play a major part in turning around development in Morocco very seemingly.

The Marrakech Graduate School of Visual Arts (l'Ecole Supérieure des Arts Visuels), the project endorsed by His Royal Highness, plays a key role in enforcing the implementation of strong commitment to a process of continuous education that enabling broader participation in the global economy and encourages open and cohesive societies.

His Royal Highness underlined that the process of continuous education creates a country’s intellectual and economic foundation, and its capability to acquire new technological knowledge and skills crucial by the global society.

The Marrakech new cinema school offers hands-on training programs (three years for a BA and two additional years for an MA) for all sectors of the film and television industries (directors, cinematographers, sound designers, editors…) and for the visual communication industry (graphic and multimedia design). For more info please visit


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