We are a Moroccan British couple running a small private school in Quartier Al Habouss, Casablanca . The school was opened by my grandfather in 1961 and services one of the poorest areas in the city. My little school school is in a very unique location, we are between La grillade (the meat market!) and the king's castle. These places are opposites, one is rich, clean and quiet whilst the other poor, messy and loud. We are right on the border :)
In order to welcome as many children from the quartier as we can, we need volunteers to help us keep us keep our fees as low as possible so we can continue to support the community. Volunteers will help with support classes and homework (French and a little English) and may be asked to give lessons to small groups (English, french, and Spanish for adults).
To support the school we also offer language classes a domicile (in people’s homes) and we may ask volunteers to help with this. Our Moroccan students love to welcome The teachers in their homes for lunches or tea, share their culture, and practice their communication.
I live in a large traditional Moroccan apartment above My school and I'm always happy to show my guests the city, help them to arrange trips to the other beautiful cities of Morocco, and help with French and Arabic. I love cooking and I can show you how to make traditional Moroccan dishes such as Tangia, couscous, and Tagines.
Over the summer I'm looking for volunteers to help us with painting and renovation in the school. Anyone with experience painting/electricians/carpenters/plasterers very welcome! We also plan to paint some murals for the children :) we’re not great at art so any artists would be brilliant!
Please get in touch for more information.
I look forward to hearing from you Mounir Handaji
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Volunteers will have the opportunity to take some Arabic course for free and have the opportunity to learn more more about the culture. Explore Quartier Al Habouss and the surrounding area.
FOR OUR SCHOOL...
We are looking for volunteers who can teach English, Spanish or French to children and adults. In particular we are looking for conversational French and English for our adult evening classes or volunteers who can help with our support classes and homework in French, Arabic, Science, and Maths.
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.
IN THE SCHOOL...
A single bed in a shared room. You will stay with me in my flat above the school.
Volunteers will be given 2 days a week free to explore the city and this amazing country.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
This host can provide space for campervans.
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
More than two
4heures par jour max, 5 j/sem.