On Tuesday 20th November, Hassna Ait Hassou, HAF's community leader from Tassa Ouirgane, conducted a community meeting with the women of her Douar (village) concerning the rules they will adopt to manage their association. Hassna has been trained by the High Atlas Foundation's staff to lead meetings through participatory development methods. She is transmitting these skills to members of the Tassa Ouirgane Co-op to encourage autonomy and self-governance.
Based on Hassna’ reflection, the day was very powerful because the community women showed that they were prepared to start to learn new skills to raise income in order to help their families and themselves. Hassna conveyed that during her meeting with the women, she ensured their full participation while creating norms by which they will manage their association. They went over the basic laws of the association to clarify the goals of the association. Through discussion, the women established the following rules:
Here are the rules on how the profits of Tassa Ouirgane women’s association will be distributed:
Thank you so much to our supporters for providing these amazing women with the opportunity to organize and produce income for themselves. Their eagerness and committment is inspiring and apparent. More to come...
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