Women's Empowerment

Volunteers work directly with local women to support their pursuit of healthy and self-sustainable livelihoods. Among other things, volunteers will teach conversational English. This project allows volunteers to get a clear idea of women’s rights in Morocco.

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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: # 2236
  • duration:
    1 to 2 Weeks
    2 Weeks to 1 Month
    1 to 3 Months
    More than 3 Months
  • location:
  • Fitness level:
    Light Impact
    Very Fit
  • Closest Airport:
    Rabat (RBA)
  • Costs From:
    Less than $500
    $500 to $1000
    $1000 to $1500
    $1500 to $3000
  • Program Type:
    Women's & Youth Programs
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