Think back on your early years in school. Remember how nice it was when a student teacher was assigned to your class. It changed the dynamic in the classroom. Face it, your teacher had an impossible chore trying to retain the interest of a group of kids all day, every day for a year. No easy task being a teacher! Perhaps you had a visiting teacher or student teacher with an interesting skill – music, art, travel… It brings a sense of excitement to the classroom.
How would you like to be the one who brings excitement to a classroom? Do you realize how exotic you are to a group of children in another country? Share your skills, your experiences with the children of Morocco. We at ELI Abroad try to promote intercultural understanding and by extension, world peace. Big things begin at the ground level. Share your culture while you learn of another. You’ll be involved with sports, games, music, and of course English or French language as you assist a local teacher.
Volunteers and interns can also help in summer camps. When applying volunteers must choose Teaching English or French; if you can teach both it should be outlined on your application form.
Childcare volunteers work with children who have special needs and children from low-income areas. You will organize and participate in enrichment activities for the children. You will create daily activities for physical and cognitive development, music, sports, games, language, literature, arts and crafts and theater. Your work day will generally last 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week. Because of its flexibility, this is an ideal program to combine with Arabic of French studies.
In 2005, the Moroccan government launched the National Initiative for Human Development. One of its key components was women's empowerment through education, healthcare and job training. Illiteracy is common among Moroccan women. This leads to unemployment and poverty. Volunteers work in Rabat or in rural villages. In addition to teaching language, volunteers can be involved sewing, teaching art, arranging sport and activities, teaching computer science and offering academic support for girls. Other areas for qualified volunteers are finance, management and other work-related activities in schools, high schools and universities in addition to providing moral and social support to female victims of domestic violence.
For this program, volunteers and interns must have at least an intermediate level of French or Arabic. Many of the women with whom you'll work do not speak English.
We have a wide network in Rabat that allows us to place you in a custom-tailored internships. Here are some of the most common fields:
Women’s Empowerment (intermediate French)
Non-profit (NGO) Support
Midwifery (basic French)
Nursing (basic French)