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Morocco Humanities and Arts & Interactive Qualifying Project Center in Rabat (Rabat, established in 1146 CE, is the capital of Morocco, located on the Atlantic Ocean.)
Bab Oudaia, Rabat Project center is based in Rabat but students travel or do project work throughout Morocco.
Interactive Qualifying Projects for 2015 USAID Water Project (Agadir) Ribat al-Fath (Rabat): Water, Biodiversity, and Ecological Sustainability Ribat al-Fath: Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Préfecture (Rabat): Hazardous Structures Préfecture: Rehabilitation of Fonduks Zniber Orphanage Project (Meknes)
PREVIOUS IQP TOPICS Eco. Dev. in Morocco (Artisan Coop, Peace Corps, Azrou) E-Commerce for Woman’s Textile Coop (Peace Corps, Ain Leuh) Designing Toilet Facilities for Elem. Girls School (El Baz, Zimiri) Alternative Agri. in a Berber Village (Peace Corps, Adghagh) Assessing Drip-Irrigation Crop Production (AUI faculty, Saiss Basin) Funding & Public Awareness for Orphanage (Zniber, Meknes) An Art and Music Program for Orphans (Zniber Foundation) Pollution Control for Zillij Kilns (Arabesque, Fes) Recruiting Artisans for Zillij Work (Arabesque) Rehabilitation and Restoration in Fes (ADER, Fes) Composting of Street Foliage and Waste in Ifrane (AUI faculty) Building Data Base for Charitable Organizations (AUI, Middle Atlas)
WPI Students Complete HUA Requirement with Three Humanities and Arts Courses taken at WPI. Any three courses successfully completed makes a WPI student eligible to go to Morocco, as depth and breadth requirements are met in Rabat. Course in Arabic language. Level of instruction depends on previous Arabic language experience. An “Informed” Memoir or Blog entitled “People and Places of Morocco” about weekend travels to places like Casablanca, Rabat, Fes, Marrakech, the Sahara. Inquiry Seminar Research Topic of Your Choice Concerning Moroccan History, Culture, Society... (Morocco HU3900)
Both IQP and HUA students study the basics of written and spoken Arabic in the Moroccan dialect of Darija.
IQP Team ‘09 sent to work on drought conditions of local village. Second from left top, Josh, Peace Corps Volunteer, first on left bottom, Aicha, Peace Corps Environmental Director, second is Hicham AUI student, and Dan, Paige, Andrea WPI team. Students Doing IQP Work in Morocco
Drip Irrigation in Saiss Basin 2012
Composting Team in Ifrane Frank Kinzie, Minxue Jia, Michelle Dong Alexa Hiznay
Berber Hospitality in Adghagh
The Cooperative of Tisseuses The Cooperative des Tisseuses d’Ain Leuh was founded in 1979 by forty women. The textiles of the Cooperative des Tisseuses d’Ain Leuh are known throughout Morocco for their high quality and fine craftsmanship.
Women’s Cooperative of Ain Leuh Yetti with foulard made by Khadijah at the Ain Leuh Cooperative. Richard & Yetti helped to developed a website for the women weavers. If you would like to buy one of their beautifully woven textiles, go to:
Zillij Artisans in Fes Arabesque artisans building a Moroccan Court Yard at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan.
Restoration Team in Fes
Children of Morocco
Morgan and Haseeb (‘09) worked with Zimri school children to develop a plan for sanitary facilities at isolated Berber school so that young girls would stay in school until they completed their primary education.
Zniber Orphanage in Meknes
WPI Basketball at Zniber Orphanage
Zniber Orphanage in Meknes Music Room designed by 2013 IQP Team
Students on Weekend Travels Tomb of Mohamed V, Rabat Mosque Hassan II, Casablanca
Weekend Excursions Trying on Bedouin Head Scarves, Fes Buying Rugs at Woman’s Cooperative, Ain Leuh Eating Cous-Cous at the El Korchi home at Skhirat Beach after a dip in the ocean.
Activities in Middle Atlas Region Weekend Souk Berber Ponies Making New Friends
0500 Caravan Departure to see Sun Rise over Sahara Merzouga, The Sahara
Almost Ready to Fly Home
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