Besides our regularly scheduled classes in our classroom, Amal partners with local organizations and international professionals to offer special classes to our trainees!
We partner with a local horse farm, La Ferme Equestre Tensift, for free riding classes for our trainees. We find that horseback riding lessons are both therapeutic and fun. Our trainees experience many emotions throughout the course: joy, laughter, fear, pride of defeating this fear and love of riding.
We also partner with a local Reiki group who offers our trainee free Reiki sessions. The goal of this is to provide some rest and energy during the rigors of our training program.
Salima Raoui, an artist who pioneered the Art Being and Becoming methodology, has offered several art therapy workshops to our trainees.
In November 2014, Saiqah Amin, a cake decorator from Lemontree Cakes in Bradford, UK, came to Amal to teach specialty cake decorating. Our trainees learned how to make birthday cakes, cupcakes, and flowers with beautiful designs.
In Feburary 2015, a nutritionist came with her chef and did a cooking demonstration on how to make healthy food, replacing some common unhealthy ingredients with nutritious alternatives.
In April 2015, American Chef Eric Hustad came to Amal and offered a special course to our trainees and staff on American cuisine.
In May 2015, Melanie Royal of Royal Designs came and taught our trainees how to make Moroccan wall stencils. Our trainees first went to a local Moroccan gallery and were exposed to wall and stencil designs. The following day our trainees got hands-on and made their own designs for Amal.
In May 2015, Mariana Roigé of Terapia a l’Abast came to teach our trainees how to do yoga in our center. It was everyone’s first time doing yoga, meditation and relaxation.
If you are a trained professional in arts, health, or specialty foods, and are interested in donating your time with us, we would love to have you in our classroom! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!