International Women’s Day will be held again on March 8. Since 1911 the annual celebration recognizes women past, present, and future for their economic, political and social achievements as the United Nations calls for greater equality. This year’s theme is “Make It Happen,” and Project SOAR is doing just that in Marrakech.
The non-profit now not only serves girls at Peacock Pavilions but also has opened doors to women at a new center in the Dourar Ladaam village. Here local women can take health and fitness courses like the one offered last Thursday. Led by internationally recognized Pilates instructor, Mareile Paley, the course was translated by two of my students into Darija, Moroccan Arabic.
We all had so much fun making new friends and trying new moves. By the end of class we discovered we’d communicated in the same language throughout. Laughter.