Explore Morocco Update – 13.26 pm
Two of our student groups have reached their destination
Grade 6 – Students reached Moulay Idriss (12.45 pm)
Grade 9 – Students have reached Terres d’amanar. They are having lunch now. (1.26 pm)
Three of our student groups are on-road..
Grade 8 – Students are now attending a workshop in an argan oil extaction unit (1.33 pm)
Grade 7 – Students had their lunch at Boufikrane and are now heading to Fez. (1.34 pm)
Grade 10 – Students had their lunch at Midelt and were departing to Errfoud. (1.34 pm)
Moday , April 23rd 2012 in Romania
We had an amazing first day on the build site! We met our fellow construction workers and some of the family members for whom we are helping to build a home. It was great to get to work along side everyone.
Attached are a few pictures and descriptions of what we did on our first day on the build site - we hope you enjoy them as much as we did!
April 24, 2012 (1.50 pm)
Grades 6 – Students had their lunch and are continuing their archeological excavations. The ETA for tomorrow’s arrival stays at 2.00 pm. I will update information as the students leave Rabat tomorrow.
Grade 7 – Students were travelling towards their camp site at lake Wiwan. Ms. Meditz informs me that it is a bright and sunny day.
Grades 8 – Students finished their lunch and will now be heading to the beach to surf.
Grades 9 – Students continue their adventure activities. The three activities planned today are a, hiking and trampoline.
Grades 10 – Students trekked across the sand dunes and are doing well.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 1:59 PM – Update 1 grade 5
The students have arrived safely and are enjoying their lunch.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 3:04 PM - Grade 7
Grade 7 has reached Lake Wiwan. The tents are set up, and everyone is going on a bird-watching trip.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 9:45 PM in Romania
Another exciting day on the build site! We did a lot of hammering and sawing. We were able to construct several walls, and it was fun to see all the progress we are making!
Please click here to viewa few pictures and descriptions of what we did on our second day on the build site - we hope you enjoy them as much as we did!
April 25, 2012 (7.30 am)
Please save my GSM (0613881086) on your mobile phones.
I will contact you only in two situations
1. If there is an emergency that we need to let you know and
2. To provide information on the arrival of our students.
We have had an instance where parents do not answer our call or return our call.
Please take our call when we try to reach you. It is very important.
Here are the updates for the morning
Grades 6 – Students are ready for their departure to Casablanca. They are expected to leave at 8.00. According to plan, they must be here by 2.00 pm. I will ask students to call parents when they leave Rabat. I will also post the ETA information on Website.
Grade 7 – Students had a great night of camping at lake Wiwan. They are up and ready for the trek around lake Wiwan. Ms. Meditz is very happy with the spirit that students have shown.
Grades 8 – Students had a great afternoon of surfing yesterday. Mr. Peters informs me that the waves will be bigger today and the surfing is going to get more exciting.
Grades 9 – Students had a tough and grilling day with their activities. Today will be another day of adventure activities. Every body is fine.
Grades 10 – Ms. Boisseau informs me that every body is fine. Students slept well. It was not too cold at Merzouga. They will take a bus ride in about 30 mintutes to the hotel at Tinghrir. After having their lunch, students and teacher will head to the gorges for their rock climbing activity.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 11:53 AM – Grade 5 EM Update No. 3
The students finished up their visit yesterday at a Spring that serves as the source of River. Quite exciting to see in action the concepts they have learned about earlier this year. They enjoyed breakfast this morning and headed out to visit the school. They will be donating the books and school supplies that you have so generously provided and have planned some lessons to conduct with the students.
The Grade 6 students and chaperones left for Casablanca at 8:00 a.m. They stopped for lunch in Rabat, and are currently scheduled to arrive at CAS around 1:45 p.m.
Grade 5 EM Update No. 4
The students were unable to visit the school this morning due to logistical complications. Fortunately, they were able to meet with teachers from the school and present their donations. The school has invited them to return tomorrow, but they do not anticipate that will be possible due to their previously schedule activities and the drive time to return tomorrow afternoon. This afternoon, they enjoyed a visit to Lake Agulmam Azegza, where the kids were excited to see lots of monkeys. They are now on the bus heading back to their hotel. Students are all doing well, and the chaperones commented that they have been well-behaved, as well. Phone tree was activated Wednesday afternoon. You will not receive a call on Thursday unless the return is significantly delayed.
Explore Morocco Update – april 26, 2012 (8.00 am)
ETA(Estimated time of arrival)for all the groups will be updated tomorrow morning. So please follow the school website/Edline for updated information.
For the sake of precision, I am going to instruct our teacher leaders for various group to consult the pilot of the CTM bus to find the ETA. About one hour before ETA, teacher leaders will instruct students to call their parents and let know the timing. If there is any parent whose child has not carried a cell phone, please call or SMS0613881086 to find out the ETA.
All buses will arrive at the front entrance.
Grade 7 – Today is a long day. Students will continue their group acitivity. Today is a day of competition, where students will demonstrate their skills in their respective activities.
Grade 8 – Students will compete with each other to demonstrate their skills in surfing.These competitons are planned for the afternoon.
Grade 9- Students will continue their adventure activities during the forenoon. In the afternoon, they will have about two hours to relax by swimming.
Grade 10- Students were introduced to the basic skills of rock climbing yesterday. Today is a long and intense day of rock climbing.
Explore Morocco Coordinator
Wednesday in Romania
Another beautiful day on the build site! We continued to do a lot of hammering, sawing and putting walls together. By the end of the week, we might be able to see some of the walls being put up! We are working hard to meet our goals early and complete more work than originally planned.
Please click here to view a few pictures and descriptions of what we did on our third day on the build site - we hope you enjoy them as much as we did!
EM Grade 5 Update No. 5
The chaperones report that all is going well with the grade 5 students. Your children were hosted at a dance party last night back at the hotel before winding down for the night! This morning they toured Ifrane before heading on to Vitale Springs to enjoy the surroundings. En route, they will stop for lunch on the road. Students are still expected to return to CAS no later than 4:30 PM. If this information changes, we will again use the phone tree to inform you. Thank you!
Grade 7 (Fez) students will have their breakfast at 8.15 am and will leave Fez at 9.00 am. Lunch is arranged at Azrou. ETA for this group stands at 6.00 pm.
Grade 8 (Essaouira) students are planning to leave Essaouira at about 8.30 am. Tentative ETA is between 2.00-3.00 pm.
Grade 9 (Marrakech) Students will leave Terres D’Amanar at about 9.00 am. ETA is between 3.00-4.00 pm.
Grade 10 (Merzouga) Students left Tingrir at 7.05 am. They will be stopping at Ait Ben Haddou for lunch. ETA is between 8.00 and 9.00 pm.
ALL ARRIVALS WILL HAPPEN AT THE FRONT ENTRANCE.
STUDENTS TRAVELLING IN ALL TRIPS WILL BE ABLE TO CALL THEIR PARENTS ONE HOUR BEFORE REACHING CAS TO GIVE MORE ACCURATE ETA. FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME FOR THE INFORMATION . MY GSM IS 0613881086.
Thursday, April 26, 2012 10:47 PM
Another productive day on the build site! With all of the sawing, aligning, and nailing, we are really proud of all of our accomplishments! We have worked really hard this week, and we looking forward to making tomorrow (our last day on the build site) the best day we can possibly have!
Attached are a few pictures and descriptions of what we did on our fourth day on the build site - we hope you enjoy them as much as we did!
PLEASE NOTE: BECAUSE OF THE TIME CHANGE THIS WEEKEND, OUR FLIGHT NOW ARRIVES AT 00:30 (12:30 A.M.) ON MAY 1ST.