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Volunteer opportunities in MOROCCO

New Year in the Desert
Zagora          December 26, 2015 - January 2, 2016

Volunteer project: The participants in this project will learn about the Moroccan artisan techniques of making pottery. They will get knowledge about how to make pottery articles, from working and preparing the earth to decorating the articles. This activity doesn't require individual skills but it demands your motivation to overcome the difficulties. All the materials needed for this activity will be provided.

The program is also an opportunity for the participants to explore Moroccan culture in the desert, learn some local dance and music and learn to cook Moroccan dishes. Cultural visits will be organised to places in South Morocco (oasis, desert, mountain, kasbah, river). An excursion to the Sahara Desert will be also organised in the end of December for the volunteers to celebrate the New Year in the Desert. The volunteers will have the opportunity to ride camels and listen nomadic music. The volunteers will also attend an Arabic language workshop. Cultural exchange is an important part of the project, and volunteers will be invited to present their countries and cultures.

Language: English or French

Accommodation: The accommodation will be in the local youth center.

Location: Zagora is a beautiful town in the south of Morocco, near the Algerian border. It is well known for its large desert and dunes. Zagora is about 750 km from Rabat and about 250 km in the south of Ouarzazate.

Terminal: Marrakech, Ouarzazate or Casablanca airport, Zagora Bus Station

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 200 Euros

The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.





Arabic and French language program in Rabat
Rabat          December 1 - December 30, 2015

The Arabic and French language session is a special activity that is organized every year. People coming from different countries participate in it. The objectives of this activity are:
- Giving to people the opportunity to get basic knowledge of French and Arabic language. That knowledge could be useful for the participants in their studies or in their daily life or in their travels in countries speaking the languages.
- Giving the opportunity to people to get in touch with the Moroccan culture and Moroccan way of life, and in consequence achieve a fruitful cultural exchange.
- Giving the opportunity to people who have some basic knowledge of the languages to brush them up and adapt to different ways of using them.

The classes are given by teachers who are flexible in managing the courses and are ready to cooperate with the participants so as to fulfill their expectations.

Language: English or French

Accommodation: The participants are accommodated in host families. Staying with a local family is an opportunity for the volunteers to use the Arabic language and also to discover the Moroccan way of life. All the participants are asked to respect the families’ environment and local traditions. They are also expected to be sociable and open to building good and fruitful communication with the local people.

Location: Rabat is the capital of Morocco and it's situated on the Atlantic Ocean.

Terminal: Casablanca airport or Rabat airport, Rabat Ville Train Station

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 300 Euros

The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.







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