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Hello lovely workawyers,
My name is Salah. I am 30 years old. I live in a small village in the province of Zagoura, Tagounite. The village is well-known for its tranquality and modesty of the few people who live here. The village is located in a very popular oasis in the area whose name is KTAWA. The oasis is surrounded by mountains and rivers.The village is located in the south-east of Morocco. Our ancestors used to live here for decades before most people immigrated to cities because of the draught and water-shortage. But we ( inherit of our ancestors) decided to come back to our origins and face all the difficulties. The village has some old buildings and Kasabahs that shows the real historical monuments that are left and traced by our ancestors.
For nature and landscape, there are unique landings to grow wheat and palm trees that give dates. There are some wells that are used as water resources. For animals, there are sheep, goats, and chicken. Our ancestors used to herd sheep before they settled down here. Besides, there are many numerous traditions related to the nomadic and our life here . You will learn these traditio Ins by living them, you will be a part of us. The traditions are left as surprises for you to experience and explore them by doing them. We can communicate using English, French, a little of Spanish. More than that, I can teach you some familiar expressions of Tamazight language and Arabic language to use with my family and when meeting the locals.
Learning how to prepare traditional tea, traditional food, and dancing with music is the most attractive part of my host.
For work, You will work only for three hours and the other time is yours to learn our traditions and explore the old kasabah. We would like to repair our old house, making bricks, building walls, digging a well, taking care of our farm and picking the dates from palm trees. Herding sheep and feeding them.
I can't wait to meet you dear workawyers!
YOUR SECOND HOME IS WATING TO HOST YOU.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
This part is the most interesting one. As I have mentioned before, the main objective of my host is reciprocal learning. Learning my culture heritage and comparing it to the workawayers one. Here are some cultural exchanges we will be doing:
1- Exploring the Amazigh and Moroccan cuisine like How to prepare tea, tajine, couscous, berber pizza...
2- Exploring the lifestyle of Amazigh people in the village.
3- Exploring the historical monuments of the kasabah. The techniques and materials used in building old houses.
4- Discover the geographical destinations like mountains, rivers, palm trees, star- filled sky...
5- Organising group evening discussions related to different topics ...
6- Learn and talk Tamazight or Arabic with my family and locals after I teach you some familiar expressions...
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Our goal is learning from each other. Thus, the tasks you will be doing will be part of learning and exploring my own culture and the life of our ancestors. It is not hard and will be lasting for only three hours a day while the weekends are off, here are some help we need:
1- Making bricks.
2- Constructing and building related to repairing the old house.
3- Herding sheep and feeding them
4- Taking care of the garden by watering and harvesting it and digging a a hole.
5- Picking dates from palm trees.
6- Decorating the garden
7- Sharing cooking traditions.
8-REMEMBER: YOU ARE VOLUNTEERS NOT WORKERS. YOU ARE HERE TO HAVE FUN AND LEARN SO, YOU CAN SELECT THE WORK YOU ARE COMFORTABLE WITH.
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.
We have a big house made up of two bedrooms, one large room and a kitchen. In front of the house there is a big farm, there is also the terrace. volunteers will have their own places for them like mattresses, pillows and blankets. We have a house in Tagounite, when you arrive, you will relax, have a bath and sleep because you were travelling. In the morning, we drive you to the kasabah.
HOW TO GET TO TAGOUNITE
There are many buses, taxis..
I recommand that you take the CTM buses coming from Casablanca, Marrakech, Ouarzazate. The CTM leaves Marrakech at 11:00 a.m o'clock and arrives to Tagounite at 21:00 p.m. You can ask the taxi driver to pick you up to the CTM STATION. CTM IS ALWAYS ON TIME AND RELIABLE. THE BUS COMES DIRECTLY TO TAGOUNITE. I WILL BE IN TOUCH WITH YOU THE WHOLE ROAD. Once you arrive to Tagounite, you will find me in the CTM station to drive you home to relax, have a bath..
DON'T HESITATE TO CONTACT ME FOR ANY INFORMATION.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
More than two
Maximum 2-3hours a day, 5 days a week
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