A new Beginning


Mashaallah, the dream came true and a new decade began for us as a family.
The project is succeeding, subhanallah:

The doors opened Thursday, 16th September and half our house became a school!
For this first year we host now every Monday to Friday 16 children age five to seven.

We are establishing our own pedagogy and are practicing teaching methods that follow the idea of an open, encouraging, free, individualized learning environment.
We respect the Moroccan curriculum but follow the child’s rhythm.

We nurture the child’s roots and help him to use his wings to fly and to discover new horizons, inchaallah.

I am a teacher now; a creator of new didactic methods, a facilitator, a mentor, and a school manager.

It’s a huge new duty for me, it’s a lot of work and my mind is with the project nearly from the moment I wake up until I go to bed.
It is time consuming and breathtaking, it’s demanding and trustworthy. But I love it! Alhamdulillah.

Thanks God for all the blessings we received over the last weeks,
thanks God for facilitating us the bureaucracy and the entire organisation,
thanks God for the lovely motivated director-woman we found, tbaralkallah,
and thanks God for the help we receive from all the people around!
May Allah protect this school and all the people within.
May Allah guide us always to the right path.
May He shower us with His mercy, pleasure, peace and blessings.


Thanks for your thoughts and happy week friends, sorry, I am just too busy to write more regularly at the moment…


22 thoughts on “A new Beginning

  1. As salam alaikum Itto, the school looks good! Our prayers are with you. May The Creator reward you and your family and everybody involved in making this happen. Ameen. The 16 children are truly blessed to have such a peaceful and nice environment to learn. I believe you will do great! Well done dearest Itto!

  2. Ich gratuliere Dir! Seit Tagen warte ich auf Fotos der Schule, denn ich wußte ja, dass es jetzt endlich losgeht und Eure Schule eröffnet wird.
    Es ist schon ein merkwürdiges Gefühl, aber ich bin stolz auf Dich! Stolz darauf, eine solch starke, kreative und liebesfähige Freundin zu haben wir Dich!
    Und welch eine neue Herausforderung und gleichzeitig wundervolle Aufgabe, eine Schule zu leiten, Kinder zu unterrichten und das alles im eigenen Haus.
    Die Bilder zeigen, wie hart Ihr alle daran gearbeitet habt, die Schule und alle Utensilien aufzubauen und zu organisieren in Dein Dorf im Hohen Atlas. Bewundernswert und Beneidenswert. Ich wünsche Dir viel Gelassenheit, Kraft und viel Spaß mit den Kindern und Deiner neuen Aufgabe, die Allah Dir bestimmt nicht willkürlich übertragen hat.
    Ich umarme Dich und denke an Dich.

  3. Liebe Itto,

    auch wir gratulieren und wünschen viel Glück, Kraft, gutes Gelingen und vor allem Gottes Segen für Euer großes Projekt.
    So viele Hürden habt Ihr bisher schon genommen, ich bin überzeugt, Ihr seid mit Eurer Schule auf einem guten Weg. Weiter so!
    Alles Gute!

    Chris mit Wigand und Wolfgang.

  4. Congratulations Itto! May Allah swt bless this project and open all doors for it to succeed in guiding and enlightening the children inside.

  5. I love love love this! Congratulations Itto, Allah ysekhar! This is a dream school, I hope that the kids and their parents realize how lucky they are. And you are right about the bureaucracy, it’s not an easy thing. Allah is opening the doors for something amazing here. It makes my skin tingle. If there is ever anything you need from the big city don’t hesitate to ask.
    Allahu Kareem.

  6. Hamdullah. Just when I start to think dark things, your blog comes my way and I see something very beautiful and wonderful. Thank you!

    If you ever find time and want to write a guest post on Vagobond.com you are totally welcome. My readers would love to hear about you.

    By the way, you have been nominated for The Best of Morocco Blogs at http://www.moroccoblogs.com – it won’t show up for a while since there are a lot of nominees already, but I hope it puts a smile on your face!

    All the best to you Itto,


  7. Salam Itto!!!

    I have been an avid follower of your blog for some time now. Sorry for no salam’s earlier. Anyway, I have told my husband (who’s Moroccan) many times that I would adore moving to the Atlas Mountains one day. . .yeah, you are kind of living my dream life. LoL
    Well now that you have opened up this AMAZING school, masha’allah, there should be nothing to hold us back when we have children of our own!! What a wonderful thing you have done. May Allah bless you and all those involved in such a beautiful task. Ameen.

  8. masha’allah..you have created a beautiful space for the children… May Allah bless your school with peace and tranquility and make it a source of Ilm for those who attend, and a source of reward for you in your dunya and your akhira, ameen….

  9. Salaam alaikum,

    JazakAllah khair for all the work you put into it, it has really paid off thus far mashaAllah. Allah make it easy and bless the kids with knowledge….

  10. Such exciting news! We have been out of touch with the web world for awhile but was so excited to come back to the virtual world and see this lovely post. Our best to you and yours on this new work!


  11. Salamaleikum!

    Ich habe erst gerade jetzt Deinen Blog gefunden und sehr inspirierende Minuten hier verbracht. Insha’allah werde ich regelmäßig vorbeischauen. Ich wünsche Alles gute und viel Erfolg inshaallah für die Kleine Schule.
    Was mich besondern interessiert ist, wo Du bzw. die Schule sich befinden. Ich wohne auch seit 2,5 Jahren in Marokko.



  12. Salam aleikum ya ukhti…

    MachaAllah…may Allah reward you and family for all your efforts. Ameen.

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