Dar Si Hmad for Development, Education and Culture is an independent nonprofit organization founded in 2010 promoting local culture and sustainable initiatives through education and the integration of scientific ingenuity in Southwest Morocco. We operate North Africa's largest fog harvesting project, providing villages with access to potable water. Our Water School and Girls' E-Learning Programs build capacity in the Anti-Atlas Mountains. Through our Ethnographic Field School, researchers and students engage with local communities in Agadir, Sidi Ifni, and the rural Aït Baamrane region for meaningful cross-cultural exchange.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

RISE Profile: Jamila

"RISE has helped me see my future as more of a journey instead of an end goal."
19-year-old Jamila Kadi was born in Agadir and is now exploring Spanish Studies at Ibn Zohr University.

Through RISE, Jamila said 
"I learned that if I am patient and I work hard, I can achieve whatever I want.
"This is my first year studying at university, and I am so glad I started RISE now. I am learning more about how to develop myself professionally and apply what I have learned in the classroom to the real world. Meeting new people and hearing about their experiences has been really important for me in thinking about what I want to do in the future. I love Spanish, and right now I’m interested in working in the tourism industry to show off Morocco. RISE has already given me the tools to figure out how to take risks and get to the next level after I graduate from university."

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