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!!!
Back in February, I facilitated the “Write On!” annual creative writing competition in my English classes. Two of my students won prizes! Simohamed won the Mid-West region for 12th grade and my counterpart Youssef won third place in the Mid-West region for 2nd year of university. They received special certificates, and Simohamed received a book.… Continue reading Write On!
Here are some photos from our certificate party for the Fall 2015 English and Spanish classes that I taught with my counterpart Youssef! Certificates are a big deal in Morocco and are added to CVs. Pictures handing out certificates are a must. Students were told in advance that if they attended nine out of ten… Continue reading Certificate party
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
I had the opportunity to experience another Moroccan summer camp in August. The El Jadida Everyday English camp is a national camp organized by the Moroccan Ministry of Youth and Sports. It is meant to be an English immersion camp for youth ages 13-16. For ten years now, ten Moroccan staff (mostly Mudirs from all… Continue reading Work vacation: El Jadida Everyday English camp
I have started my work at the dar shebab by meeting people, observing activities, workshops, and events; and teaching English. The dar shebab is open in the mornings from 10:30-12:30 and afternoons between 4:30-8 Tuesday through Sunday. My day off is Monday, which is souk day. From what I have heard the dar shebab was… Continue reading Uno has been a hit!: starting work at the dar shebab (youth center)
Mid February my Community Based Training (CBT) group started teaching more formal English classes at the dar shebab (youth center) and nadi neswi (women’s club). Upon our arrival in January we visited the public mederesa (school), which is close to the youth center, and observed English classes. Then we held activities for children and informal… Continue reading English classes