On this project, volunteers/interns will work in local organizations in Rabat, Casablanca, or Salé, with local women and young girls. You will focus primarily on education and teaching during your time in Morocco. However, other tasks can sometimes include sewing, teaching art, arranging sport and activities, teaching French and/or English, computer training, offering academic support for girls, and occasional childcare.
If you have relevant skills, then you can also provide training in finance, management, income generating trade activities, health, communication, women’s rights, and single parenting. Additionally, if you have a background in business management t you can assist in creating and managing online databases to showcase and sell items made by women in their associations. If you have a background in education, you can also provide training to local teaching staff in best practice education and gender equality. These additional volunteer tasks are dependent on your program duration, as longer-term volunteers/interns with confidence in communicating in French and/or Arabic will have more opportunities to get involved in these activities, provided they have relevant training.
Please note that while it is not required to be fluent in Arabic or French, it is recommended that you learn a few basic phrases so that you can communicate with the women you will be working with since most of them do not speak English.
Requirements for Women’s Education in Morocco
To participate in the Women’s Education project, it is recommended to have at least an intermediate level of Arabic and/or French. Contact us if you need more details.
Typical Schedule: This project is available either on the mornings or the afternoons as most of the women are housewives who have work to do at their houses. Before arrival, volunteers will be notified about specific times of work.
– 8:00 Breakfast at the host family
– 9:00 to 12:00 start working with women and teach them work-related English/ French / or time to prepare for the afternoon class.
– 12:00 to 14:00 Lunch at the host family
– 15:00 to 17:00 start working with the women and teach them work-related English/French at the placement / or time to prepare for tomorrow class.
– 20:00 Dinner at the host family.
Note: Working hours might differ slightly depending on placement and season.