Volunteers teach foreign languages to Moroccan children who come from very modest backgrounds. These children can not afford to attend private language centres and the volunteer's presence gives them every chance to gain the vital skills necessary for a a prosperous life. Volunteering with this project will allow participants to gain a deep understanding of Morocco’s educational system.
What to Expect?
Participants are accommodated with host families within close proximity of the volunteer program. Previous volunteers have given glowing accounts of their time with their host families. Please note that a private room is not guaranteed.
Host families provide "half board": breakfast and dinner. Lunch is not included; however, eateries including international and Moroccan restaurants as well as fast food outlets, pizzerias and cafes are within a short distance of most placements. Moroccan cuisine is colourful, sweet, spicy and rich. The national dish is couscous – finely ground semolina usually served with vegetables and beef or lamb or chicken. Some of the more delicate traditional dishes include Bastilla, filo dough stuffed with almonds, eggs and chicken, seasoned with parsley and onions and topped with cinnamon and icing sugar. The Bastilla is the masterpiece of Moroccan cuisine and like many Moroccan dishes combines sweet and salty flavours.
The universal drink is mint tea, made with green tea, fresh mint and a lot of sugar. There are delicious sweets and desserts, using such local ingredients as honey, almonds, sesame seeds and dates. Mescouta, for instance, are date cookies and m'hencha, rich almond pastries.
- Program ID: # 2234
- duration: 1 to 2 Weeks2 Weeks to 1 Month1 to 3 MonthsMore than 3 Months
- location: MoroccoMoroccoMA
- Fitness level: Light ImpactModerately FitVery Fit
- Closest Airport: Rabat (RBA)
- Costs From: $500 to $1000$1000 to $1500$1500 to $3000
- Program Type: Teach Overseas
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