Morocco has one of the lowest literacy rates in the world, despite the fact that government provides free education to children below 15 years of age. Gap year travelers joining the teaching english program in Morocco are placed in community, NGO or public schools, which do not have the manpower or resources to provide good English or French teachers to the students. You do NOT need to know Arabic to join this program. You would be teaching children from 10-16 years old with basic to intermediate level of English or French. Working in the program would allow you to understand the education system in Morocco and at the same time help out the children in need for a better education. You are open to teach Math, art & craft and do other activities while at the schools under this program. Volunteering for teaching english program in Morocco is a great experience and an amazing opportunity for those looking for international work experience.
Language volunteer teachers are a precious resource and always welcome. Usually volunteers work alongside the staff teachers, or even lead the classes in improving the pronunciation and conversational skills. Volunteers are welcome to bring in their own ideas to the classroom as well to make it more engaging and fun to study. A typical list of tasks of volunteer working for the teaching english program in Morocco includes;
Volunteering Solutions provide accommodation in Morocco with a local host family or a volunteer house in Rabat. The schedule for the volunteers remains as follows;
The same volunteer work schedule continues from the second week onwards
Weekends - Free to explore the city, and do activities such as;
Travel with their other volunteers to Fez, Marrakech, Chefchouan Marrakech or the Merzouga the desert. Explore the world's heritage sites of Rabat such as Hassan Tower, Kasbah Oudaya, Chellah, the beach, the Souks inside the Medina and more
Note: Please note, the schedule may vary depending on the particular project the volunteer is participating on.
Stay in Rabat is as good as it can get, VolSol volunteers get a chance to live with the local host families, experience their culture and cuisines. As far as airport transfers, food and city break trips are concerned, VolSol facilitates those for you.
Volunteers are picked up from the airport (in Rabat) or the bus terminal / Train Station in Rabat and are transferred to their home stay accommodations. For those volunteers arriving at Casablanca, you can take the train from the airport to Rabat Ville train station directly.
Volunteers in Rabat project have the option of staying in the volunteer house accommodation or at a host family accommodation. While staying at the volunteer house accommodation would be a great experience as you would meet other likeminded participants from around the world, the host family accommodation would be a great cultural immersion as well.
The volunteer house accommodation has five rooms which are shared between the participants. The accommodation is located in a very safe and calm area. The house has a big kitchen and showers for the volunteer use with a terrace as well. The volunteer house is merely 10-15 minutes distance from some of the projects where our volunteers work. The house is equipped with Wifi internet as well however it can be intermittent.
The Riad is located in the Medina area and all the volunteer projects and tourist sites are located within close proximity
All volunteers are given an orientation and briefing on arrival. The session shall be conducted by the local coordinator and shall cover important topics about your program,your roles and responsibilities, things to do, safety guidelines, transportation, places to visit, culture and traditions and basic do’s and dont’s.
2 Moroccan meals (Breakfast and dinner) will be provided in this project. Typical dinner meals include Couscous, Meat, Bread, Soup, Salad, Olives etc. Breakfast usually comprises of Tea, Coffee, Bread, Yoghurt and Cereals whereas dinner includes a traditional Moroccan dish.Volunteers need to purchase their own lunch. There are plenty of restaurants in the Medina area or near your project.Eating out is not very expensive and there are plenty of options for you to choose from.
During the weekdays volunteers usually enjoy roaming around the Medina area where the volunteer Riad is located. You will be located in the heart of the Old quarter area in Rabat which is characterized by small winding alleys and traditional markets. You can visit the Le Tour Hassan mosque or explore the Kasbah Les Oudaias area in Rabat as well. On the weekends volunteers head out further afield to places such as Fez, Marrakech or the desert area.
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All enrolled participants are provided information on the appropriate visa requirements for Morocco in the Pre-departure manual. You can also contact your Pre-departure point of contact to know more about the visa requirements.
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