As I write this, it is 18 degrees (Celsius) and beautiful sunshine here at my home in south west France … after a week of grey and cold skies, this morning’s sunshine was so welcome and made me think of sunny days in Morocco.
That said it poured with rain for the first half of my trip back in October! Of course, no one had seen rain like it “such a blessing for Morocco” yep, but not what I had planned. However it didn’t stop me visiting some very special projects.
We will be working soon in Morocco – our latest local partner, Mohammed Sedrati, has years of experience working with local communities – particularly in the Atlas mountains. We are going to work with communities deep in the mountains and will also be supporting the special community initiatives run by Kasbah du Toubkal (another award winner) just outside Marrakesh –
Initially the projects will need volunteers with education and healthcare skills.
Morocco is a wonderful destination for those of us who don’t really want to stray too far from home and would rather avoid the necessity of preventative medicines and vaccines that some African trips demand!
Morocco is very close to my heart – my closest friend here in France is originally from Morocco – the hospitality he and his family extend to me when I am there is typically Maroc – I know our volunteers will be welcomed and cared for when we launch the new programme in 2011.
Contact Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to get advance news of the projects.
A big thank you to Jaouad for facilitating my trip.