Volunteering educating health and safety in High Atlas Mountains, Morocco.
Our partner Association Amezray SMNID provides a great role in health programs. This involves working in partnership with a number of key stakeholders including community organizations, professional associations, unions, consumers, international NGOs and other government departments.
ACP health community service projects.
Rural Health Education: 90% of the locals are illiterate and do not know almost anything about health issues. By organizing awareness days, you will talk with them and teach them about different issues such as diabetes, pregnancy, unhealthy food/ healthy food, hygiene, sexually transmitted diseases, contraceptives… all lessons will be prepared.
Awareness days at SMNID’s community centers: NGO Amezray SMNID has two community centers tutoring programs where kids come to have extra lessons and different activities with two AASMNID’s teachers. Our programs focus on students from first year of primary school to sixth year which means between the ages six to twelve both genders. Dental disease is a big issue with local kids for not having relevant lessons at government school. You have to be creative to teach them about how to brush teeth, when? And why? In addition, to many different health lessons that should be prepared and thought to the kids.
Learn About rural health in High Atlas Mountains Morocco: See how local people still use traditional methods…
Farming Program: To see how locals grow their food in the gardens (vegetables, fruits, seeds)…
Preserve the nature and save environment: Participating in our sustainable projects, conducting research and collecting data, educating communities or help local NGO to work on environmental project.
Cultural experience and self-development.
Volunteering educating health and safety program provides volunteers with the opportunity to experience rural life and participate in community development programs in the remote Zawiya Ahansal region of the Central High Atlas Mountains of Morocco. All our volunteers will have an impact, both on the community they serve and on themselves. They will feel connected to a new culture. They will learn, and they will teach. They will discover, understand, and grow. They will go home different persons than when they left. Gaining new experiences and insights, giving back and helping others, creating connections with people, a sense of accomplishment and building career options are main goals of our volunteers. Moreover, our team helps volunteers to:
Program includes also other opportunities to volunteer and participate in one of Association Amezray Smnid‘s sustainable development projects.
Morocco is a North African country that has a coastline on both the North Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. It has borders with Mauritania to the south, Algeria to the east and the Spanish North African territories of Ceuta and Melilla on the Mediterranean coast in the north.
Ethnically speaking, Morocco is composed mainly of Arabs and Berbers or a mixture of the two. Sizeable numbers of Berbers live mainly in the country’s mountainous regions, long areas of refuge where they have preserved their language and culture. Berber or Imazighen are indigenous people of Morocco.
The High Atlas is a region in Morocco covering the mountain range and surrounding destinations such as Marrakech. It’s a regular destination for mountain hikers, ski enthusiasts, or travelers interested in the indigenous Berber culture found throughout its many peaks and valleys.
Zawiya Ahansal is a beautiful valley and rural commune in Azilal Province of the Tadla-Azilal region of Morocco. At the time of the 2004 census, the commune had a total population of 10435 people living in 1554 households. Zawiya Ahansal was founded in the 13th Located in the central High Atlas Mountains, around 360 KM from Marrakech; Zawiya Ahansal Valley is unspoiled nature at its best. It has been compared to the majesty of the Himalayan Mountains, its lush orchards and green pastures surrounded by snow-capped mountains being quite different from the usual images of barren beauty readily associated with Morocco. The small towns with their mud brick and stony houses scattered throughout the valley enhance its unspoiled atmosphere.
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