Tonight The Moroccan team will be facing the Tunisians in their first game in the African cup of nations, first round at 7:00 PM (GMT). Most of the players are ready for the game and they are all confident they will win. The game is going to be held at the national stadium of Libreville. It's funny how history repeats itself differently, when we played the 2004 African Cup of nation's final in Tunisia, after 8 years there we start the first game of the cup while in 2004 we played the last game. It's true that Tunisian team seems to be in trouble, however Derbies have always been different than the usual games and we wish for the best. After all, the one who deserves wining may win. Finally, I think sportsmanship has always been and will be present in tonight's game.
Our weekly get together had a special guest who invited us. Our volunteer Meryam from Canada brought her lovely child Rupert with her to the meeting at Chekaoui's family where we had a cookery session. Madam Cherkaoui though our volunteers how to cook a meat balls Tajine with tomato sauce and eggs. Yet the star of the get together was the lovely 3 months Rupert who is incredibly beautiful. We exchanged talk and plans together while waiting for our Tajine that we participated in the process of its' preparation to get ready. After that we shared all together a delicious dinner, thanks to Madam Cherkaoui.
Yesterday his majesty prince Moulay Hassan launched the opening of the national Rabat zoo, with the presence of a number of officials from different ministries. The zoo is located in between hay ryad and temarra districts on a total space of 1 275 km2 with a budget of 813 million MDHs. The park is built under international ecological standards, so the animals and specious could live the same exact wild life they are used to. Over 3 million MDHs is dedicated to bring the maximum of animals to the park from all corners of the world. You want to have an idea about the wild life so give it a try, and go visit the placeJ
Yesterday get together; we had three new volunteers who joined the rest. It was an opportunity for new arrivals to get along with old ones at Mesbahis' family who prepared a Moroccan tomato soup as it was cold, as the host father explainedJ. Everybody enjoyed the soup and the talk after a brief self introduction of volunteers. Also, some volunteers are getting ready for a weekend adventure together traveling to another city. Last but not least I'd like to exchange a photo from yesterday's meeting and I hope you enjoy it. We are looking forwards to having you among us.