Establishing a library!

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!

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Dar shebab and markaz update and Supporting People with Special Needs workshop

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

Many say they want to find a job, get married, and start a family: first Employability training!!!

The day after I got back to my village from the Library workshop, I left for an Employability training at Peace Corps Morocco headquarters in Rabat with my Moroccan counterpart Achraf, a 27-year old construction worker, plumber, and electrician in town. The UNDP cites the employment to population ratio (age 15 +) is 45.9; the… Continue reading Many say they want to find a job, get married, and start a family: first Employability training!!!

Fall at the dar shebab: Darija tutoring, English and Spanish classes, grant writing, and Life skills and leadership training

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