Morocco Nomad Project - Volunteering in the Sahara Desert

Volunteer with Projects Abroad on the Nomad Project in Morocco and live with a family whose way of life has barely changed in thousands of years.
By: Hannah Lane, Projects Abroad
 
July 14, 2010 - PRLog -- Five hours by road from Ouarzazate, the small town of M’Hamid edges onto the largest desert in the world. The Sahara- nearly ten million square kilometres of sand- is home to Moroccan nomads. These travelling tribes herd camels and goats across the dunes to search out the most plentiful sources of water.

Many tourists visit the southern towns in Morocco, however, as a volunteer you will be living and working with the local people as you discover the true experience and lifestyle of this ancient civilisation.

As a volunteer you will be involved in a wide range of activities and work during your stay, these may include: Caring for and milking livestock, helping to source underground water supplies and oases, building nomad homes, cooking traditional meals in ovens under the sand, mastering local Saharan handicrafts and learning the local language and the songs of nomadic folklore.

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Projects Abroad was founded in 1992 by Dr. Peter Slowe, a geography professor, as a program for students to travel and work while on break from full-time study. The program was founded in Romania, where students were given the opportunity to teach conversational English. Today Projects Abroad has sent over 28,000 volunteers away to 26 different countries on 5 continents on over 500 different projects.

A UK-headquartered company, Projects Abroad is a global leader in short-term international volunteer programs with recruitment offices in Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Holland, South Africa, Sweden and the United States.

For details on volunteering overseas, visit Projects Abroad’s Website at www.projects-abroad.co.uk
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