Mobiles for Morocco, and other projects

5 Aug

Peace and blessings of Ramadan to all readers!

  1. Good and wonderful things are happening…a few people are in fact interested in homeschooling in Marrakesh.  Whaddya know.  When this seed first planted itself into our consciousness, I prayed that God would send the right people and resources if this were meant to be.  And alhamdulillah, things are in fact coming together.
  2. Amanda (blogger Marocmama) is running a wonderful charity campaign called “Mobiles for  Morocco”.  She is collecting mobiles for the babies at a home for abandoned babies here in Marrakesh.  Read more about it at http://marocmama.com/mobiles-for-morocco  (she lives in the US by the way).  The babies spend so much time in their cribs, mobiles with interesting shapes and soft music would be very stimulating to them.  Please send Amanda your new or used mobiles, or a cash donation.
  3. The next step in the cooking classes project (cooking classes for poor mothers here in Marrakesh) will be, inshallah, to equip these women’s kitchens!  They are learning how to cook, but what good is that when they don’t even own fridges or ovens (for the most part).  Most do their cooking on little camping style burners and even with such meager equipment, they manage to whip up amazing Moroccans goodies like tajines or fried bread (mesemn).  We are hoping to buy the necessary fridges, ovens, pots, pans and appliances that would push these women into another category of cooking.  For Moroccan women, their kitchen is their pride and their creative outlet, and we want to encourage that.  Eventually they may be able to turn their cooking into a side business, cooking for special occasions in the neighborhood.  If you’d like to contribute to this project, please contact me.  We already have a generous donor from Germany who has gathered 500 euros towards this.  Yay!
  4. In other news, our littlest child is not so little now.  He turned 4 last month!  No more toddlers in the house (but still plenty of crying).  The other day Amin (his older brother) got a cut on his toe, so I gave him a little foot bath to soak it in.  When little Yousef saw that he said “Can I have a bloodbath too?”.  When he got better he said “Ok!  I’m back on my foot”.  He cracks us up, and I am glad his brother and sister are old enough to also appreciate the cute things he says and does.
Here is a photo taken at a recent visit to the home for abandoned babies:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ladies cooking:

Birthday boy with the birthday tarte he requested:

 

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7 Responses to “Mobiles for Morocco, and other projects”

  1. MarocMama August 5, 2011 at 2:50 pm #

    Thank you so much for sharing the project. Mash’Allah i have received $150 in donations so far and many pledges of mobiles. The more we can do to help the better. Thank you for your suggestions and may Allah bless you for all the work you do in Marrakesh.

    • moroccomama August 5, 2011 at 4:11 pm #

      Awesome! Thank you for this Amanda, I can’t wait for the day we go together and deliver the mobiles.

  2. free5piritphotography August 5, 2011 at 7:44 pm #

    Woah, for a second there when I read “mobiles for babies” I almost screamed!!! But then I realised you didn’t mean mobile phones, haha!! Sorry! All the best with these worthwhile causes and HAPPY BIRTHDAY SOU SOU!!! ..Wow, he’s four, can’t believe it. Ibrahim turned four as well :-)

  3. Marie August 5, 2011 at 10:48 pm #

    I love to read about new projects, it’ so inspiring. All the best with the cooking classes, may God send you many more donors so your project can expand.

  4. sak August 2, 2012 at 8:47 pm #

    is it possible to adopt babies from this home? I live in Canada and my husband and i would like to adopt inshaAllah.

    • moroccomama August 3, 2012 at 12:53 am #

      Yes it’s possible. Virtually ALL the babies get adopted alhamdulillah. Come on over to Marrakesh and meet them!

      • SK August 3, 2012 at 1:19 pm #

        subhanAllah. inshaAllah!!! jazakIllahu alf khair.

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