"Young reporters from the Ifrane Model Forest" competition: Cultivate Creativity and Environmental Awareness!

"Young reporters from the Ifrane Model Forest" competition: Cultivate Creativity and Environmental Awareness!

The Ifrane Model Forest launches the second edition of its program for middle and high school students in Ifrane. The competition aims to strengthen young people's environmental journalism skills and raise awareness of the importance of forest preservation.

The main theme for this year is:

"Problems and Challenges of the Ifrane National Park Forest: Initiatives and Solutions for Sustainable Territorial Management."


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* Announcement of the competition and registration of participants.

* Setting up training sessions for candidates: March 31, 2024

* Production and dispatch of reports by participants: April 1 - 11, 2024

* Evaluation of entries and awards ceremony: April 13 - 15, 2024





The first day of training of the AFMI Young Reporters competition


On March 31 the Ifrane Model Forest organized an enriching day of training that brought together 28 motivated students, accompanied by their supervisors, ready to produce their reports to take part in the 2nd AFMI Young Reporters competition. The students were trained about the Model Forest approach, the potential and challenges of the Ifrane Model Forest area, as well as journalistic and investigative reporting techniques, and shooting techniques, both in photography and video, thus learning how to communicate effectively through visual media.




The Award Ceremony of the AFMI Young Reporters competition


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On Thursday 25 May, the Ifrane conference centre was the venue for the ceremony to award trophies to the winners of the "Young Reporters of the Model Forest" competition, organised by the Ifrane Model Forest Association in its 2nd edition, 2024, for the benefit of students in secondary schools and colleges in the Province of Ifrane.

Six schools representing the localities of Azrou, Timahdite and Ait Yahia ou Alla took part in this Model Forest Young Reporters competition, which was won by pupils from the Timahdite High School in the local authority of the same name: Timahdite, both for the best photo and for the best video dealing with the issue proposed by the competition organisers.


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In a statement made on the occasion, Dr Marzouk Abdelkrim, President of the Ifrane Model Forest Association, emphasised that this 2nd edition of the competition, supported IMFN and MMFN through the funds of the Canadian Governement,, covers both photography and the 3-minute video that students are asked to produce on the issue of the forest.

For Driss Hachimi, treasurer of the Association, the aim of the competition is to “encourage our students and introduce them to research and to see what is happening around them and what the major problems of the Ifrane National Park are, and to encourage them to see what solutions are possible to resolve these problems”.

The second session of the "Young Model Forest Reporters - Ifrane" competition aims to raise young people's awareness of the environment and guide them towards a deeper understanding of environmental and sustainable development issues in the Ifrane National Park, clarifying the concept and approach of the Model Forest through journalistic practice, photos and videos.  


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