In 2013, our projects have included helping to build incinerators in two villages, Tacheddirt and Ait Souka. Our local guides explained that there can be major difficulties in the disposing of rubbish in the mountains, which means it gets dumped all over the beautiful landscape and left there to pollute the ground and wildlife. The incinerators that our teams have helped to build provide a way of disposing rubbish and acting as bins for passers-by, keeping the landscape clean and safe for everyone. Stairs and paths were also laid in Ait Souka, making access to the village and the school safer and easier. A wall was built at the school by one group, followed by stairs to run alongside it. The local school’s walls were also painted to make it a more child-friendly learning environment and to help to bring the classrooms up to date! In Tacheddirt a toilet block was built in the local school, improving hygiene in the school dramatically and thus heavily reducing the risk of illness. In Tamatert, a path was laid to increase accessibility into the village. All of these projects were decided by the villagers themselves, and will have a long-lasting, positive impact on the communities involved. One of the other most important aspects of a Pukka Project is interacting with the local community. Our groups always spend a lot of their time interacting with local families and gaining an insight into native Moroccan life. They have learnt how to make traditional Moroccan mint tea, cous cous and tagines, as well as helping to milk cows, carrying grass and cultivating land for crops. This cross-cultural communication and interaction is always a highlight for anyone involved, and it is these relationships that truly make a difference all over the world.