Volunteer: Bart Pogue
I was a youth development volunteer based in Ben Guerir, Morocco where I taught English and worked with youth and local youth serving oganizations at a local youth center.
After finishing my service, I worked at American Councils for International Education in Washington, DC, first in the development department and then within the U.S. State Department funded Critical Languages Scholarship Program.
Now, I teach adult ESL classes at a local charter school while pursuing a MA in International Developmpent Studies at George Washington University.
I enjoy baseball, traveling, camping, and riding my bike around.
Contributions from Bart Pogue
A few days ago I came home from my morning English class and cafe sitting time to a stream of water coming out of the spout connected to the roof. Hearing my knock, my 15-year-old host sister, Khaoula, stuck her head over the edge and told me to come up. I'm not usually invited up to the roof as this is normally the women's domain. I was greeted on the top step by a splash of water to the face and a happy family working together. The entire family was watching the man of the house, Hassan,...
During my service, I worked with local community organizations on various campaigns. This is a picture from one of our HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns where we walked around the city passing out literature and talking with community members about the disease.
When my parents came to visit, my friends and colleagues treated them to delicious Moroccan tea at the youth center where I spent most of my time. Pictured are two local counterparts, Lahcen and Rachida.