From our programme and placement coordinator Dianne
How quickly things change! Just 6 weeks ago my friend Wendy and I set out to volunteer in Morocco – the first time I’ve persuaded a friend to come with me to volunteer – thank you Wendy! We were going to Asni to work with our local partners, Education for All, at the girls’ boarding houses which enable girls from the Berber tribes in the High Atlas Mountains to access secondary school education. Wendy was going to teach English to the girls at Dar Asni 3 and work with the house-mother there; I was going to work with Latifa, the head house-mother on aspects of their volunteer programme. (You can read about Wendy’s volunteer experience in another article here ). I was thrilled to be going back to Asni and to have the chance to introduce a friend to such a worthwhile project – I first visited Asni in 2011 and most of the girls I met then have now been able to go on to university and into employment – what an achievement!