My experience at the Volunteer Club

Academics: 10
Support: 10
Fun: 10
Housing: 10
Safety: 10

Translated from Arabic: The first week in Morocco was a little crazy. On the first day when I arrived in Rabat and left the train station, I was confused. This was my first solo trip without my friends. For me, it was my first trip outside Europe. I was watching everything carefully, for example, the palm trees, which do not have much in my country, the streets and buildings with beautiful Moroccan decorations, etc.

The first thing I expected was that I had to pay a lot of money for the taxi and I did, I paid more than was necessary. After that, I was looking forward to coming to the Pen and Tablet Center and getting to know the program. One of the important aspects of the Center's program is the clubs. I didn't think much and I chose this club and became a member of it. My first activity with the club was a visit to Jannat Association and we celebrated Ashura with them. After that we started work on our projects: "Humanity Without Borders" and "Make a Future" project.

I personally started working as a volunteer at the East-West Foundation and created an English conversation class for immigrants and locals as well. The first meeting was amazing, so I met the club members and talked a lot about different topics. After introducing myself the students at the institution asked me a lot of questions about my country and my culture, and we had a meaningful and rich dialogue.
This club helped me so much that it gave me a chance to talk to the locals and learned a lot about it Morocco, its traditions and the real lives of Moroccans. I also became practicing Arabic on the street and with various social strata.

In my opinion, it is impossible to get to know the culture completely without talking to the locals.

Would you recommend this program?
Yes, I would