World Heritage workcamp in the ruins of Chellah - Rabat
Description: This project is the fruit of a partnership between CSM, the Ministry of Education and The Ministry of Youth and Sport. Chellah is a UNESCO World Heritage site, meaning its importance extends beyond the history of Morocco. The Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Youth and Sports share our belief and support the idea of international volunteers participating in helping maintain Morocco's, and Northern Africa's, historic heritage. The Roman ruins are well preserved but, like most historic ruins, hands are always needed to maintain there preservation. This is why we offer the opportunity to young volunteers to come and get to know this precious ancient archaeological site and the heritage it displays while at the same time help with its conservation.
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.
• Cleaning the medieval fortified necropolis as a part of its maintenance.
• Gardening activities (cutting leaves of trees, watering, etc.) (Basic tools activities mentioned above will be provided)
Study Theme: This work camp is designed to gather national volunteers as well as international ones to lay the emphasis on intercultural exchange through practical and social involvement on both parts. The possibility to befriend and develop ties with the national volunteer will enable the foreigners to get involved in the community not only in the frame of the project but also outside of their working hours.
Rabat is the capital and fourth largest city of Morocco with an average population of 580,000 people. It combines both Mediterranean and Oceanic influences in many aspects. Rabat’s climate is mild.
Accommodation: The volunteers will live in an apartment in Rabat city center. They will share rooms and sleep on mats. Even though it will be summer, we recommend volunteers to bring a sleeping bag. According to the preferences of the group, it is possible to separate girls and boys in different rooms. There is a big terrace. It has all the kitchen facilities (except microwave), television, WiFi, 2 computers, cleaning tools, etc. Important highlight: Toilets in Morocco are usually Turkish bath style
Language: English, French is an asset
Requirements: No previous working experience required.
• Enthusiastic, positive and respectful people needed.
• Willingness to develop ties with other nationalities and learn new things, of course we encourage everyone to follow the pace they feel comfortable with.
Approximate Location: Rabat
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