Wintjgal is living the dream

Wintjgal is living the dream

Future children space association in collaboration with Tamount Ahwach Association, progress association for human development with the support of Ouarzazate province, Rural communes of Ouisselssate, Ouarzazate Ministry Delegation of Tourism and Ouarzazate Space collective group organized Ait Smous Festival in its eleventh edition from 17 August to 19 August 2014.

The festival aims to revitalize the area and encourage youth in the region to bring out their talents as well as the sophisticate local traditions and make them well known. Also, it is about creating an outlet for people in the region of Wintjgal.


The most important thing that made people amazed about the festival is the present and participation of the Amazigh artist Rashid Aslal. People were very happy see Rachid Aslal near to them. Aslal himself was also happy to participate in the festival saying that “You are my people and I am yours and I will keep coming to this village because I feel I am part of it”.   The festival was rich of seminars, poetry evenings, cultural competitions, religious activities and sports.

It should be noted that the previous edition and this year edition were very successful especially with the big folk’s attendance from different regions.   The most surprising is that, Yousef Cheri the famous Amazigh journalist in the Amazigh Morocco national Tv attended the festival as a guest. Youssef Cheri also showed his love to Wintjgal people claimed that “You are the most generous people I have ever seen in my life”.

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About The Author

Abderrahim Boualy

Abderrahim Boualy was born in a small village called ARG in the regions of Taznakhte, Ouarzazate city. He is graduate university student majored in English Studies - Communication and Pedagogy at Ibn Zohr University, Faculté polydisciplinaire de Ouarzazate. He is a mentor and facilitator at the Embassy Enactus Young Social Entrepreneurship Program. He is a Georgetown university MEPI Student leader 2013 alumni. He joined Ouarzazate eNews as a citizen journalist since 2012. He is currently one of the founders of Youth: Let’s learn politics program. Abderrahim is a young leader, volunteer, social activist and change maker in his community. Now he is a trainee with CoprsAfrica foundation.