Article in local newspaper

I wrote an article titled "My love affair with the Peace Corps, Morocco" for my local newspaper, The Berkshire Eagle. I hope you enjoy it! I'm still missing the Peace Corps and Morocco everyday!

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Write On!

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!

We found a cowboy and horse: starting a hiking club

I started a hiking club last month, with the goal of promoting healthy behaviors through physical exercise—one of the Youth Development Project Framework’s objectives. I was inspired by two Peace Corps volunteer friends, Anthony and Bri. I saw photos of their excursions on Facebook and it looked like something fun and easy to do. I… Continue reading We found a cowboy and horse: starting a hiking club

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

Uno has been a hit!: starting work at the dar shebab (youth center)

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)