Saturday, August 27, 2011
Invitation to Morocco!
WE ARE GOING TO MOROCCO! We will depart March 19th, 2012 and will return to the US in late May 2014. Both of us are going to be working in Youth Development. We will have to learn Arabic which is the main language spoken in Morocco. Here is some info from our handbook:
History of the Peace Corps in Morocco
Morocco was among the first countries to invite the Peace Corps to assist in its development process. A group of 53 surveyors, English teachers, and irrigation supervisors arrived in Morocco in 1963 at the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Since then, over 4,000 Volunteers have served in the Kingdom of Morocco in areas such as lab technology, urban development, home economics, commercial development, education of the blind and deaf, rural water supply, vocational education, maternal child health, natural resources management, youth development, marine and inland fisheries, small business development, sports, beekeeping, architecture, and English language training.
In 1995, education Volunteers began teaching English in community youth centers (dar chebab), enabling youth to practice the English they learned in school. While content-based English teaching is still widely used, the program today focuses on youth leadership, strengthening youth networks, capacity-building of professionals who work with youth, and promotion of girls’ education. Volunteers work with local professionals and youth to promote volunteerism and youth leadership through
activities such as sports, study of world geography, libraries, exercise classes, environmental projects, project management training, thematic English teaching, and self-esteem activities for girls.
Learn about the Peace Corps in Morocco HERE!