New Year in the Desert
Zagora December 26, 2014 - January 2, 2015
Volunteer project: The participants in this project will learn about the Moroccan artisan techniques of making pottery. They will get knowledge about how to make pottery articles, from working and preparing the earth to decorating the articles. This activity doesn't require individual skills but it demands your motivation to overcome the difficulties. All the materials needed for this activity will be provided.
The program is also an opportunity for the participants to explore Moroccan culture in the desert, learn some local dance and music and learn to cook Moroccan dishes. Cultural visits will be organised to places in South Morocco (oasis, desert, mountain, kasbah, river). An excursion to the Sahara Desert will be also organised in the end of December for the volunteers to celebrate the New Year in the Desert. The volunteers will have the opportunity to ride camels and listen nomadic music. The volunteers will also attend an Arabic language workshop. Cultural exchange is an important part of the project, and volunteers will be invited to present their countries and cultures.
Language: English or French
Accommodation: The accommodation will be in the local youth center.
Location: Zagora is a beautiful town in the south of Morocco, near the Algerian border. It is well known for its large desert and dunes. Zagora is about 750 km from Rabat and about 250 km in the south of Ouarzazate.
Terminal: Marrakech, Ouarzazate or Casablanca airport, Zagora Bus Station
Age range: 18 and over
Extra fee: 200 Euros
The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.