Living in Asni without climbing the Toubkal…it wasn’t conceivable. We always had an excuse…too tired…too hot in the summer…no time…But this time we were really motivated and last week end (30 & 31 October) we made it, Latifa (Dar Asni house mother), Fairouze (volunteer) and I!! We were lucky because the Kasbah took care of us, and we had a great guide (thank you Mike and Hajj Maurice 🙂 )
We finally reached the top at 10.00 am! The wind was really strong but once in the summit we forgot everything and we just appreciate this amazing and so beautiful landscape around us…the guide once again surprised us because he took a lot of food out of his bag: bread, fruits, dates… 🙂
It was easier going down and we were back to Imlil at 7.00 pm. We spent the night in Imlil and on Monday morning we were back to Dar Asni where the girls were waiting for us 🙂
It was a good experience and we’ll do it again, we would run this time like our guide did 🙂
The second day was dedicated to Halloween. We fund it interesting to make the girls discover Halloween and to explain to them what is its sense. While one group was continuing manual activities with the girls and making Halloween frieze, the other one were filling pots with flowers and cactus bought for the occasion. Then, after eating a delicious fish tajine we started emptying the pumpkin and making a cake with the flesh. It was really funny because nobody had ever made this recipe! Well, after a certain hesitation and confusion…we finally did it! It is a pity you did not stay longer girls to taste it! And what about the empty pumpkins? Well, we put candles inside and placed them in front of the door. When the girls came back from the school late in the afternoon, we all took photos all around the pumpkins.
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Just few words to give you some news about EFA and the girls. We started the new academic year since almost 1 month and everything is good! Lot of work…and a lot of fun of course!
– Dar Asni : Fairouze JEBLI – 26 years old – from France.
And I’m working between both houses. The third house is still under construction but it will open soon.
You will have more pictures and stories about the new volunteers’ life through this blog…