Location
  • Morocco

Program Details

Language
English
Age Min.
18
Age Max
80
Timeframe
Year Round
Housing
Guesthouse

Pricing

Starting Price
2500
Price Details
Euro 1280 - direct costs in Morocco (airport transfers, accommodation, orientation)
Euro 100 - project management, liaison & supervision in Morocco
Euro 400 - project donation in Morocco
£260 - recruitment, matching & project development in UK

The cost of a 12 week online placement is £400
What's Included
Accommodation Airport Transfers Some Meals SIM cards
What's Not Included
Airfare Travel Insurance Visa
Mar 11, 2021
Jun 30, 2022
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About Program

Join People and Places as a volunteer in Morocco on a program providing the chance for girls from remote mountain villages to continue their education. Learn about Berber communities in the beautiful High Atlas Mountains while helping the girls to reach their potential. You can also volunteer to support this program from your own home, linking up with them online.
The program works with a charity that builds and runs girls’ boarding houses near secondary schools, providing the opportunity for selected girls from remote villages across the region to continue their education beyond junior school. Through the project's provision of boarding houses, girls gain access to a secondary education and the chance to fulfil their potential in an environment that promotes academic study and social understanding. The goal is to make a difference to the lives of these girls now, and thus change many more in the future.
Learn more about the volunteer program with People and Places on their website!

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Program Highlights

  • Work alongside local people to share your skills

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Eva
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My best experience ever! absolutely recommended

22nd February - 20th May 2022
Empowerment and Education Support for Girls in Asni, Morocco

I especially value People and Places and Education for All's openness to my proposal to volunteer as a Mindfulness and Meditation teacher.

My volunteering consisted of sharing Mindfulness and Meditation tools and techniques with girls and housemothers in Education for All boarding houses.

Apart from my Mindfulness and Meditation sessions, I tried to get involved in everyday leisure activities with the girls whenever they had some free time, such as playing sports and games in the street, going for a walk, playing cards, dancing, singing… informal conversation in English, being taught some words in Darija and Berber… Occasionally I did other activities like helping a little bit with cleaning and the preparation of meals.

During the weekends I was free and had the chance to discover the beautiful High Atlas region.

I feel the whole placement was a great success. I gave my best, I enjoyed a lot and I received positive feedback from what I did, which feels really good. I am very grateful and happy.

I would definitely recommend volunteering with People and Places and EFA. It’s a very enriching experience. Even the difficulties I had served me very well to learn and grow. Looking forward to coming back.

I got plenty of useful information during my preparation for the placement. It was very useful in general to have information from different perspectives (People and Places, EFA and former volunteers).

No concerns at all about the support from People and Places. In general, the treatment I received was fantastic, my experience was wonderful and I can’t thank everyone enough.

People and Places did everything well! Information, matching process, follow up, availability during all the process (preparation, during the placement, afterwards…), commitment and engagement. If I have to choose one word to describe how People and Places works, I would pick engagement!!! This is not just a matching process and then once the volunteer arrives that’s it. They treat the whole process, projects, contact with people… as a dear craft, taking care of so many things, details, and with the clear object of helping everyone succeed, get better, improve, be more efficient, practical… putting all their experience, knowledge, know-how in action, with a perfect blend of brain and heart. They work very efficiently and always answer fast. I had the chance to meet Dianne (People and Places' programme and placement co-ordinator), and I could see her in action, and I saw how committed she is in doing her best for the sake of the development of the project, and for helping volunteers in whatever we may need.

Thank you so much People and Places, EFA, Abdelghani, Najat, and every single girl.

Pros
  • I especially value People and Places and Education for All's openness to my proposal to volunteer as a Mindfulness and Meditation teacher.
  • In short, it was a wonderful experience. I gave my best, I enjoyed a lot and I received positive feedback. I am very grateful and happy. It was very enriching and difficulties served me very well to learn and grow.
  • It's a great opportunity to experience berber culture and hospitality, get to know fantastic people, and discover beautiful places.
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