On a lighter note, a daily-life update

The weather has been considerably warmer these days. One of my roommates and I hiked up to one of the old defense towers just in time for sunset.

Louisa and the city

I am getting to know a couple of math teachers and groups of students at a middle school just outside the medina. Speaking with the students is all at once exhilarating and exhausting and has become one of the highlights of my week.

Kacem Amine Middle School

A few days ago I joined the crowd of kids and peered into the cheeping boxes in the R’cif market, cooing at the chicks being sold for one dirham (a dime) each.

At that price, kids were buying up two or three each.

Perhaps it is optimistic of me to hope that these chicks are still alive.

Tomorrow, though, I am off to Ifrane to follow up on some leads on an apartment. I hope to be living there by March.

Maybe I'll have storks nesting on my roof, too.

About Laura McAdams

Laura McAdams is a Master’s student at University of Pennsylvania studying International Educational Development. Her experience in the MENA region includes 15 months as a Fulbright student researcher to Fez and Ifrane, Morocco in 2010 and 2011. Her project was interested in understanding the disconnect between the policies of technology usage in education and the reality of how these policies unfold in the classroom. Summer 2012 she returned to the Middle Atlas mountains of Morocco to work with a women’s weaving cooperative. She is excited to learn more about other countries in the MENA region and issues involving education policy and reform, technology usage in curriculums and gender equality in education. One of Laura’s lifelong goals is to one day be able to sit down and leisurely read a newspaper in Arabic.
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2 Responses to On a lighter note, a daily-life update

  1. Amy McAdams says:

    I want to squeeze those chicks! They are so cute that they hurt my heart.
    As for the apartment, how strange! I would never think that buildings would look like that in Morocco. I’m counting down the weeks till I see you. I can’t wait to see all of these places that have become a regular day to day sighting for you.

  2. what cute little apartment that would be Laurs. Looks very Bavarian.

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