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Friday, April 16, 2021
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In recognition of her contribution and exceptional career in the defense of human rights, particularly in education quality

Saadani Maouelainine, member of the Royal Advisory Council for Saharan Affairs (CORCAS), recently obtained, during a ceremony which took place in Lima, capital of Peru, a special tribute from the Ibero-American Council of excellence in education in member countries, also acting for the dissemination of humanistic values in the Ibero-American companies.



The Ibero-American Council thus makes Saadani Maouelainine, honoris causa holder, in recognition of outstanding and rich career in the field of human rights, especially the right to education.

She obtained a second master in investigation, in tribute to her professional skills in support of education in the Ibero-American region.

The tribute took place in the presence of local and international officials from Mexico, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica and Chile.

The ceremony took place in the city of Chiclayo, Peru, an old the city famous for friendship, in the framework of the Ibero-American council activities organized between October 19-22, 2016.


Mrs. Saadani participated in this framework in the of Ibero-American Council, on the role of educators in human development, for excellence in the field of education.

As an actor of positive educational development in strengthening the managerial level, Saadani Maouelainine participated in the awareness program on the social responsibility of universities and educational innovation in the 21st century.

During her speech, Saadani Maouelainine spoke about the history of the conflict over the Sahara. She told her story as Sahrawi, who lived in the Tindouf camps and re-education camps in Cuba, and who witnessed the assassination of her father under torture in the camps subject to the armed separatist movement.

A tragedy she lived before being separated from her family and deported to Cuba, the country that received children from the camps to work in the sugar cane fields and undergo military training.


In this context, Saadani Maouelainine urged the need to remain vigilant to the fact that people detained in the camps, especially young people and children are deprived of their right to quality education, and that they receive an education that does not take into account the development of humans beings and their right to a dignified, free and productive life, but reduced to a service that has ideological goals of Polisario Front, an armed separatist movement.

Mrs. Saadani said that facing the dramatic situation for more than 40 years in the camps in southern Algeria, the international community can not remain silent, given the various forms of violation of fundamental rights. A the top of the violated rights, there is the right to obtain refugee status and all rights deriving therefrom, such as the right to quality education, the right to move and live in dignity.


In the list of critics that the she listed in speaking of the human rights situation deteriorating continuously, Saadani mentioned that the brainwashing and attempts to cut her from her Moroccan roots and her family by deporting her to Latin America, failed.

She returned to her home in the Sahara in southern Morocco, where the majority of Sahrawis do not recognize Polisario Front as representative, as they reject all the separatist Front project which is backed by Algeria.

Mrs. Saadani also referred to the Moroccan initiative for autonomy status of the region to resolve this regional conflict as courageous and fair. She added that this advanced plan was elaborated through the Royal Advisory Council for Saharan Affairs by Sahrawis.


This shows that this project comes from the will of the Saharawi people themselves, which is a guarantee for strengthening the great development in the Sahara, waiting for the return of the rest of the Saharawi people, who are held in camps in Algeria.

Saadani Maouelainine got other tributes from other Ibero-American institutions such as the University of Science and IT in Lima, where she was hailed as "a distinguished visitor " who contributed to enhancing Peru-Morocco bilateral relations and as" Protector of humanist values by the" CPC Mission ", which deals with the protection of family and youth in Lima.

The Ibero-American Council for Excellence in Education, which is headquartered in Peru, usually gives an academic award in honor of action and achievements from institutions or personalities members of the Ibero-American region, in education and culture.


The Council works for the educational systems to strengthen the quality and excellence in education through exchange between countries that speak Spanish and Portuguese.

The Council is supported by 18 Ministries of Education from Ibero-American States, in addition to UNESCO, Ibero-American Center for Studies and Culture, Catholic University of Manizales in Colombia, Latin American Association for Integration and Association of Higher Education in Brazil.


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