Help on our Training Projects for Parents of Children with a Developmental Delay or Autism in Larache, Morocco

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    UPDATE 04/02/22

    Dear volunteers,

    Good news: Now that Morocco has reopened its borders, we can continue to move forward with our Autism's Dunya project!

    It broke our hearts to leave the autism community for 2 years without any help, unfortunately, the health measures left us with no choice.
    It is TIME to support them again.
    These families URGENTLY need our help because they are not getting it anywhere else.
    Since the situation in the world with COVID-19 is still ongoing, this summer's project will be smaller than usual (but no less important!).

    The project will be held in Larache Morocco a beachside city.
    The project with the families takes place from the 6th to the 20th of August but we need volunteers to help us set up and wrap up the project, So we can receive volunteers from the 1st of August and they can stay until the 25th of August.
    During this time, we will provide you with accommodation and all meals for the day.
    Wi-Fi will be provided during working hours.

    NEW this year: we may have a way to fund your airfare or travel costs to Morocco.
    We will give you all the information on how to be eligible when you contact us!9

    Please note that we receive many requests for this project and that places are (unfortunately) limited due to the small size of the project this year.

    Volunteering hours will be Monday to Thursday from 10.00 to 17.00 (needless to say there is lunch break), Friday from 10.00 to 12.00, Saturday and Sunday are free.

    We are in need of passionate, hard-working volunteers who have experience with the following:

    1. Personal assistants to organize admin. work and write reports
    2. Occupational therapists
    3. Cook
    4. Graphic & Digital Media designers
    5. Compelling writers/reports /grants/project plans etc
    6. Facebook & other social media wizards
    7. Creative content writers
    8. Seo and other marketing tool experts
    9. Translators (Moroccan Arabic to English)
    10. Someone that likes to build and fix things with limited resources. (or bring your own tools ;-)
    11. Someone that likes to create a professional easy to use database.

    All other positions are already filled.

    If you are interested to volunteer with us next year please keep on reading de rest of our profile

    We look forward to hearing from you!

    Much love.
    Hanan

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    ***2023***
    Hello, my name is Hanan, I am Dutch with Moroccan roots living in Spain and I am married to Mohamad, who is Spanish and also has Moroccan background, and we have a young son called Yahya who is on the Autism Spectrum. Meeting therapists for my son inspired me to start a training program for parents of children with autism in Morocco. Our first two Autism early intervention parent training programs have been a success, and we hope next year will be even bigger and better!

    It will be held in Larache, Morocco from early July to - start of September 2023.
    Volunteering hours will be Monday to Thursday from 10.00 to 17.00, Friday from 10.00 to 12.00, Saturday and Sunday free
    We are in need of passionate, hard-working volunteers who have experience with the following:

    1. Personal assistants to organize admin. work and write reports
    2. Qualified professionals who are able to administer diagnoses (autism, etc.)
    3. Speech and language therapists
    3. Occupational therapists
    4. ABA therapists or background in ABA (min 3 years)
    5. Play therapists capable of teaching adults how to interact with their child during play
    6. Volunteers with a psychology degree to help assist the therapists
    7. A cook
    8. Translators (Moroccan Arabic to English)
    9. Individuals with Teachh background
    10. Social media/marketing manager


    If you think you can add any further skills to this program, please do not hesitate to get in contact!

    Why volunteer with us?

    Studies have shown that early intervention therapy for young children with autism is the most effective long term strategy to improve language ability, social interaction, and quality of life. Unfortunately, therapy can be very expensive in countries like Morocco and is only for one hour in a whole week. If parents don’t have the knowledge to reinforce what is learned in therapy at home, this precious time is lost. Our aim is to bridge this gap between therapists and families so that parents can have the tools to support and teach their young children with autism every day.

    We hope that we will be able to be preparing soon for our third year of our Early Intervention Parent Training Program for parents that have a young child with autism in Larache, Morocco.
    Here, global health professionals provide intensive therapy for the children while training parents in early intervention methods. We hope to create an educational network wherein families of young children with autism or other developmental disabilities can learn, then in turn educate and support others. The program comes free to all qualifying families and is entirely run on donations of time and money.

    As a volunteer, you will be able to meet people from all around the world, visit the beach, learn more about Moroccan culture and cuisine, and make a difference in a family’s life. Thank you!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Teaching
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will meet volunteers with similar professional backgrounds from all over the world, be able to to go the beach, experience traditional Moroccan cuisine (vegetarian options available), have the option to attend cultural day trips and learn how to make Moroccan tea, and interact with local families.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    We also invite people who lack a background in special needs but would love to help out with daily tasks such as admin and cleaning. Please contact us if interested.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Arabic: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Exact accomodation depends on availability each year. Volunteer accomodation in 2020 is likely to be in a boarding school with bedrooms and showers. Alternatively, volunteers will stay in two houses.

    Unlimited internet access will be available at the project centre. We will be able to confirm availability of internet access at the volunteer accomodation nearer the time. Moroccan sim cards from several providers are free of charge and data can be purchased easily and cheaply (1 euro per Gb).

    All food/groceries will be provided for volunteers throughout their stay.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Welcome to Larache, Morocco!

    Situated in North Africa, Morocco is referred to as the Gateway to Africa and is very close to the beach. Larache is a centralized location near several of the top touristic attractions in Morocco.

    Tangiers— 80 km (50 miles)
    Asilah— 40 km (25 miles)
    Tetuan— 115 km (71 miles)
    Chefchaouen— 100 km (62 miles)
    Rabat (Capital) —170km (105 miles)
    Casablanca— 260 km (161 miles)
    Fez— 319 km (199 miles)
    Ceuta (Spanish city in Morocco)—
    155 km (96 miles)

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

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  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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