On Monday villagers traveled to Morocco. At dinner we enjoyed Tajine, a stew served atop a bed of rice originating in North Africa from the Berber people. You can see photos from supper on the Al-Wāḥa Instagram at http://instagram.com/clvalwaha. Tajine was a huge success and everyone enjoyed eating out of the Tajine pot which is ceramic dish with a flat base and a coned lid. The pot is beautifully painted.
Last night after an amazing day of Frisbee and meeting and eating with their new families, villagers and staff watched a performance depicting a popular story from the anthology, 1001 Nights (commonly known as 1001 Arabian Nights).
At Al-Wāḥa our villagers and counselors experience new adventures everyday. Yesterday our villagers “visited” the gulf countries like Saudia Arabia and Qatar and learned a variety of cultural lessons. Villagers expand their own personal comprehension by leading songs and practicing cultural activities like belly dancing. Villagers also participate in a variety of sporting activities to stay active. Our staff likes to incorporate cultural lessons into our sporting activities.