Ramadan takes place in the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and Muslims worldwide observe this as a month of fasting. While fasting from dawn until sunset, Muslims refrain from consuming food and drinking liquids. In Morocco, the most prevalent religion is Islam, and around 98% of the population are practicing Muslims.
The Ramadan experience project provides you with a unique opportunity to experience Ramadan in a Muslim Culture while helping socially disadvantaged families and brightening the daily lives of the children in poor neighborhoods. Your tasks will include teaching English, organizing workshops on ethics and values, running sports activities, organizing local field trips and collecting food for further distribution.
If you wish to participate in the Ramadan project, you do not need to be a practicing Muslim, however, you are required to observe Ramadan customs while in Morocco. Please note, the Ramadan project is only available during the 4 weeks of Ramadan.
Typical Schedule: During Ramadan working hours are different as there is no lunch break because everyone is fasting. Usually, working hours starts from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
– 9:00 Breakfast at the host family
– 10:00 to 12:00 Starting work at the placement (This could be teaching, childcare, women education or Sports development)
– 12:00 to 14:00 Lunch at the host family
– 14:00 to 16:00 Resume work at the placement.
– 18:00 to 20:00 Ramadan project starts one hour before sunsets where volunteers help in organizing meals and distribute them to the needy and passersby.
– 20:00 Dinner either at the Ramadan project or at the host family.