Information

ACCOMODATION

The accommodation of each project varies according to where the work site is located to have more facilities for the return trip of the place where we are staying.

The accommodation will be equipped with basic housing with kitchen, bathrooms and rooms, space is shared with coordinators and volunteers, without the opportunity to have private rooms. 

 There is a kitchener who will make daily meals such as breakfast, lunch and dinner.

 

LANGUAGE

The main language is the Moroccan Darija and the Tamazight (Berber). The second official language in Morocco is French.

The coordinators speak French, English, Spanish and Catalan.

 

INSURANCE

It is important and advisable to have travel insurance and medical insurance in case of accident and/or illness.

 

COST

The cost of participation is € 210 including accommodation, food, transportation (depending on the accommodation to the place of work), material for activities, T-shirt for the field of work and mineral water.

NOT INCLUDED: Transportation, medical and travel insurance, extra activities of the program: excursions and personal purchases.

 

PICK UP

You will be picked up at the airport of Fez the same day of the beginning of the camp, there is also the option to arrive a day before according to the combination of flights.

If it is desired to arrive from another airport the volunteer would have to arrive on his own to the field of work with our indications and information on the schedules of transport. The collection is not included in the cost of participation.

 

LOCALITZATION

Midelt is a municipality of Midelt in the Drâa-Tafilalet region. It is located on the main road between Fez and Meknes to the north and south. Geographically it is located in the plains of the Middle Atlas and the High Atlas. It is 1,508 meters high, one of the highest cities in Morocco.

Midelt was born in the first half of the s. XX next to a French administrative center. The French established their center for the extraction of lead, gypsum and other fossil minerals.

 

CULTURE

Each region of Morocco is a cultural and linguistic mosaic. Each tribe, each valley, each village has its own characteristics, identifiable by its music, its architecture and its customs.

In every territory of Morocco dresses in different ways, all clothing follows the rules of Islam, which consists in not showing too much body.

Islam dominates the way of life. Five times a day you can hear the call of the mosques when it is time for prayer. People pray in mosques, but it is also common to pray anywhere else, as long as there is a clean floor, otherwise people use small carpets to do their prayers. You can find people praying in the souk, at the bus station or just on the street. Friday afternoon is reserved to spend the day in the mosques, or to dedicate time to God elsewhere.

For Moroccan people, it is forbidden to drink alcohol, eat pork or have sex outside of marriage.

Moroccans are very hospitable. Upon entering someone’s house, tea and delights are served immediately. People always prepare too much food for themselves if someone unexpectedly appears around the time of lunch or dinner.

Moroccan cuisine is one of the best in the world. The most common dish is tagine: potatoes, meat and vegetables cooked in a large ceramic pot. Just as important is the taste and decoration of food.

 

FAQ

There is electricity and mobile coverage?

Yes, there is electricity and you can take your cell phone, if it is a free phone you can put on a Moroccan prepaid card or use the booths to call. Wi-Fi connection will also be possible in many moments.

 

What kind of clothes should I wear?

We must take into account that we are in a Muslim country and above all must be respected, especially during the month of Ramadan. You can wear shorts and tank tops, without showing too much and without large necklines. It is good to always carry a handkerchief by hand to protect yourself from the sun, sunglasses, protective cream and sneakers for excursions, the rest of the time you can wear flip-flops or sandals.