Work camp in Kenitra

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Project Topic



Linguistic support for children



Partnership Agreement



This project is the fruit of a partnership between CSM, the Ministry of Education and other non-profit organizations that work with disadvantaged children.




Relevance of the project


In Morocco’s public schools, the deliverance of language classes is compromised by many factors such as crowded classrooms and lack of trained teacher due to an overall low education level especially when it comes to English. Private summer lessons are of course available but too expensive for most families. This is where you can play your part. Indeed, volunteers coming from abroad remain the best option to deliver these children a good quality and free service and we believe that you and them will gain from this international experience





More info about the project


The aim of this work camp is to reinforce the language competences of children and young adults with few opportunities. We would like to gather both Moroccans and international volunteers so that not only the students but also the teachers benefit from the intercultural exchange




Main Context of the Activity



Kenitra is a medium sized city of the northern oceanic coast of Morocco, only 30 minutes away from Rabat. It was first established as a Phoenician trade harbour but most of this basement was destroyed with the time and the current city s actually quite new for a Moroccan city as most of it was built under the French Protectorate. The climate of the city is rather oceanic with cool and humid winters and not unbearably hot summers.


This city is very young and modern, there is no real “Old Medina” like in every other city, just an ancient Kasbah and the new city build around it. Comparatively with its neighbour Rabat, the city has a quite active nightlife going n with many places to go out and enjoy yourself. The beaches around the city are also very pleasant and known to be good surfing spots.




Volunteers Requirements


• No previous working experience required although pedagogical skills would give extra quality to the project.

• Enthusiastic, positive and respectful people needed.

• Patience and reliability required to work efficiently with children.

• Willingness to develop ties with other nationalities and learn new things, of course we encourage everyone to follow the pace they feel comfortable with.





Volunteers Duties



• Five days of work per week and two days off, not necessarily on week ends depending on the work schedule.

• 4 hours of work per day in the morning.

• Teaching of English or French or both according to their capacities.

• The association will organize some extra activities such as animation with the kids.

•They will be 2groubs of teachers one will work with children in Youth house of Rahal maskini and the other groups will work in Youth house wlad wjih

The first 4 days of the work camp the volunteers will be given a preparation consisting of useful advices, a tour of the city, some hints about the culture, etc.

•we will organize a trips on the weekend

•the weekend start on Friday after work

•the first weekend we propose to go to city CHECHAOUANE

•The second weekend  we propose to go to city FES and MEKENES

•the third weekend  we propose to go to ELJADIDA

•the last weekend you are free

•we try to help you and find the cheapest way to travel




Accommodation Details


The volunteers will live in Moroccan host family.

Important highlights:  Toilets in Morocco are usually Turkish bath style. We prefer to warn you because we learned from previous volunteers experiences.


International volunteers can also ask the national ones to show them the Hammam (public baths). Actually, you should try it once at least; it is indeed a very relaxing and enjoyable experience and has many virtues for the skin.



Camp Address








Arrival possibilities and Meeting point


Kenitra train station is the ideal meeting point.


The closest airport is Rabat-Salé Airport, from there you can take a bus or a taxi to Rabat Ville train station and then a train to Kenitra (30 minutes). Otherwise you can fly into another city of the country and we can help you find the best bus and train connections from wherever you arrive.


Please remember you can only pay in dirhams, the local currency so don’t forget to change money inside the airport.


Once you have your flights details please pass them by e-mail to your interlocutor so you can arrange with him or her the meeting point.


The info sheet will be send to you by e-mail 3 weeks prior departure.