Last month I closed out the Developing Sports and Games Club Grant with the Peace Corps. This will be my last grant update as I will be closing my service in April. I am proud to say that grant goals and objectives were achieved! Before the Developing Sports and Games Club Grant, the youth of… Continue reading Final grant update: 5 new clubs and 25 new volunteers!!!
Last Friday the director of the youth center, the library club, the new Peace Corps volunteer at my site, Liz, and I held the grand opening of the new library at the youth center! The library is one of the projects that I am most proud of. As the Peace Corps librarian M’hamed said, “a… Continue reading Establishing a library!
It’s been a while since I’ve posted! I was on vacation most of August and September in Spain. The village was dead with the intense summer heat. I didn’t see anyone out and about until 6pm. Lots of people traveled to see family in duars (farming villages), Marrakesh, or coastal towns (Agadir, Casablanca, and Rabat).… Continue reading Dar shebab and markaz update and Supporting People with Special Needs workshop
Thank you again to everyone who donated in December and January to the grant/project to help build the capacity of the clubs at the youth center! Before we finished fundraising, in early January, my counterpart Souhaib started the Peace Corps and USAID Life Skills and Leadership program (we had attended a facilitator’s training in October)… Continue reading Grant update since January
I want to give a Shukran bizef (a big thank you) to all my family, friends, professors, former colleagues, etc who so generously donated to our sports and games project. I am so relieved that we reached our goal! We really need the basic sports equipment (soccer balls, basketballs, ping-pong table, etc) and games (chess,… Continue reading Shukran bizef ( a big thank you)
I can’t believe it’s November! Time flies. Soon I will have served in the Peace Corps (PC) in Morocco for one year! It’s fall in Morocco, and it hasn’t felt like it until this week. It’s started raining and the weather is in the 50s and 60s. The ground is no longer dry but wet… Continue reading Fall at the dar shebab: Darija tutoring, English and Spanish classes, grant writing, and Life skills and leadership training