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 25, 2016

RISE Profile: Sara Ajdour

Nineteen-year-old Sara Ajdour was born in Agadir and is now pursuing a degree in English Studies at Ibn Zohr University.

It’s so important to get kids excited about learning new things early on because they will keep this mentality as they get older.

"I want to learn how to express my opinion no matter what, even if I agree or disagree. RISE has helped me develop my communication and public speaking skills. Meeting people with different mentalities and opinions has been helpful for me sharing my views with others as well as improving how I work in a team.

"I want to be a teacher because I love teaching, English, and kids! It’s so important to get kids excited about learning new things early on because they will keep this mentality as they get older. I want to make school a happy and fun place to come to every day."

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