Based at the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University of Benguerir, Mahir Center aims to train committed human resources capable of contributing actively to the human development of Morocco, and to creater a positive impact. As an integral part of the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University in Benguerir, Mahir Center is a space for the convergence of initiatives in human development, which gives priority to research, reflection and the production of knowledge.
Mahir training lasts 10 months, systematically combines theoretical learning and experimentation, and revolves around the following themes: general culture, history, photography, philosophy, manual arts, literature, writing, music, French, psychology and theater.
At the end of their training, the elements of the “Mahir” center of the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University of Benguerir obtain a diploma highlighting their professional skills and the high qualifications required on the labor market.
The Mahir Center opens a cycle of practical training, lasting 10 months, to students who have graduated from universities and institutes or who have dropped out of school.
Students acquire new methods of creativity and communication and take courses in listening, leadership and communication. Mahir’s methodology is based on training, practice and innovation and attaches great importance to mastering the tools and methods of collaborative work and the exchange of knowledge and experience.
It is based on a pedagogy strongly anchored in national reality in connection with contemporary requirements. It encourages the development of essential qualities such as cultural openness and creativity, a sense of communication and collaboration, as well as a spirit of initiative and the ability to create impact.
Mahir participants who share the same centers of interest, organize themselves into groups (creative cells) in order to work on one or more creative activities of their choice. This year, participants chose from the following creative cells: video (M Play), podcast (M Pod), website (M Web), theater (M’ssrah), music (M Sound), magazine (M Mag) .
The challenges are concrete projects carried out for 10 months by MAHIR participants. They aim to produce and disseminate cultural content and knowledge to a wide audience of young people in Morocco, or to make the voice of young people heard more widely. The challenge sessions are divided into two types: independent sessions and sessions supervised by expert speakers.
Taha Balafrej, director of the Center Maher, told the media during the visit to the centre, that ” our country has strong aspirations in the field of human development, and it must be accompanied by a development in the level of performance of individuals and students, particularly with regard to culture and the promotion of thinking and critical thinking » .
The Mahir Center aims to ensure the training of committed human resources capable of contributing effectively to the human development of Morocco, in particular by supporting Moroccan youth to become capable of bringing positive change in our society, he added.