Work Camp in Marrakech
Description: Maintenance of a school This project is the fruit of a partnership between CSM, the Ministry of Education and other non-profit organizations that work with disadvantaged children.
Type of Work: Five days of work per week and two days off, not necessarily on week ends (depends on the work schedule.)
• 4 hours of work per day in the morning or in the afternoon.
• Paint the residence for basic maintenance (though we encourage volunteers to express their creativity and bring life into it.) The camp leaders will make a program to paint frescoes but the volunteers can also propose ideas.
• Clean the residence.
•“Green activities”: Help creating green spaces, planting trees or shrubbery for example.
Accommodation: The volunteers will live in the residence. Our agreement with the Ministry of Youth and Sport allows us to use the rooms for the volunteers to stay there. The place will be set up with mats and blankets although we highly recommended volunteers to bring their sleeping bags just in case.
Important highlights: Toilets in Morocco are usually Turkish bath style. We prefer to warn you because we learned from previous volunteer experiences.
There won’t be a normal shower in the youth center, only a hose they can use to clean themselves. Nevertheless, Marrakech can reach up to 45 degrees.
Language: French, English
Approximate Location: Primary School Marrakech
Notes: Marrakech is the capital of the mid-south-western region of Morocco called “Marrakesh-Asfi”. It owes it nickname “Red city” or “Ochre city” to its red sandstone building walls. It is among the 5 biggest cities of the country and benefits from a hot semi-arid climate (about 12°C in winter and 32 to 45°C in summer).
The Jemma El-Fnaa is one of the most famous squares of Africa and is the city’s activity and trade center. Snake charmers, acrobats, magicians, musicians, monkey trainers, herb sellers, storytellers, dentists, pickpockets and entertainers in medieval garb still abound in the square.
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