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Abby's adventure volunteering in Marrakech!
£342 raised
53% of £650 goal
12 contributors
3 Years running
Volunteering abroad is something that I've wanted to do for a long time but haven't quite had the courage until now. As it's my first volunteer project, I thought I'd dip my toes in the water with two weeks in Marrakech, Morocco from 9th July ...

Volunteering abroad is something that I've wanted to do for a long time but haven't quite had the courage until now. As it's my first volunteer project, I thought I'd dip my toes in the water with two weeks in Marrakech, Morocco from middle to end of July 2014!

I'll be going on my own, although with a company called Original Volunteers which means that I will always be with a co-ordinator and a group of others similar to myself. The main projects that I'll take part in throughout my time there include:

  • Teaching English at street kids homes/drop in centre/local small school
  • Baby care at an orphanage
  • Organising sports activities/taking children that are not fortunate enough to usually go places like swimming
  • Organise informal English classes, art/craft and sport/outdoor games
  • Assisting in a feeding programme for the less fortunate
  • Taking part in painting projects at daycare centres/schools
  • Providing the baby orphanage with resources like plastic spoons, bottles, blankets and games. I will be taking out teaching resources for the schools as well.

Doing this alongside my teacher training at university will be a really useful experience as it will allow me to teach in a completely different culture to what I'm used to and I'll have an insight into the way education works elsewhere. Generally, I think I'll learn a lot from visiting a country that is far less fortunate than ours and being able to help them in a variety of ways will be extremely rewarding.

I'm sure my adventure in Morocco will be a fantastic experience, although I would really appreciate any help I can get with the funds! Although not a charity, Original Volunteers are a brilliant organisation that send people abroad in order to help others and by donating, your money will be put towards a great project.

(More info on Original Volunteers: http://www.originalvolunteers.co.uk/destinations/africa/morocco.html)

I want to say a huge thank you in advance to anyone that wishes to donate! No amount is too small, every little counts and it will all count towards my trip to Marrakech. Watch this space for some fundraising events I may be doing! :)

 

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