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Friday, May 31, 2019

Universal Homes: Episode 3 - "Off The Grid in Mexico"


Amazing design, beauty and accessibility.
So cool that people who are ambulatory are considering the visitability needs of their assistive mobility device-using friends. Universal Design also is realistic in terms of an older couple likely losing mobility in the future, so accessible showers, kitchens, bedrooms, etc. allow aging in place. Please share this with an architect, homebuilder, interior designer, urban planner, engineer that you know. hashtagsocialjustice hashtagaginginplace hashtaghumanrights hashtaguniversaldesign hashtagarchitecture hashtagplanning hashtagurbandesign hashtagada hashtaggaad hashtagwheelchair hashtaginclusivemarketing hashtagdisabledpeopleshop hashtaglivebarrierfree hashtaginclusivemobility

JARJEER MULE AND DONKEY REFUGE - 15

A HAVEN OF REST FOR WORKING ANIMALS IN MOROCCO

Working animals are especially important in areas where road access is difficult, such as in the mountains and in the narrow alleyways of Morocco’s medinas. 

Even today, donkeys and mules may be the only way that some remote communities can obtain fresh water and food supplies from outside their village.
The tourism industry uses donkeys and mules for transportation too. 
It is common for working animals to accompany mountain-trekking groups, carrying equipment, supplies, and personal baggage from camp to camp.
--CultureTrip.com/Sarah Willams

https://www.jarjeer.org/


Thursday, May 30, 2019

JARJEER MULE AND DONKEY REFUGE - 14

A HAVEN OF REST FOR WORKING ANIMALS IN MOROCCO

In times gone by, donkeys walked on wheat to separate the grains from the stalks.

The pounding of their hooves removed the wheat from the chaff, allowing farmers to gather the valuable grain from the floor.
This job is now largely done by machinery.
--CultureTrip.com/Sarah Willams

https://www.jarjeer.org/

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Beautiful and functional



Expert architect: "Making a home more accessible and usable adds value."
Accessibility is Beautiful - Beautiful and Functional https://www.chubb.com/us/en/individuals-families/prs-agent-campaign-q2/beautiful-functional.aspx#.XO6Nhe9eL2k.twitter
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Leading the way



This is an incredible step forward by Chubb.
May every other large firm become creatively and successfully involved in creating barrier-free access and housing where we can age in place.

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Universal Homes: Episode 2 "Family Time in the Suburbs"



This is great project to show how 21st century barrier-free/accessible/universal design DOES NOT have to look institutional, but CAN look BEAUTIFUL.
Universal Homes: Episode 2 "Family Time in the Suburbs" 
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JARJEER MULE AND DONKEY REFUGE - 13

A HAVEN OF REST FOR WORKING ANIMALS IN MOROCCO

Agriculture is a major source of income for many Moroccan families. 
Most farms have at least one donkey to assist with heavy work. 
Donkeys pull heavily laden carts across the farm, moving supplies and people to where they need to be.
When a crop is ready, donkeys pull their carts through the streets, taking goods to markets and buyers.
--CultureTrip.com/Sarah Willams

https://www.jarjeer.org/

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

JARJEER MULE AND DONKEY REFUGE - 12

A HAVEN OF REST FOR WORKING ANIMALS IN MOROCCO


Purchases from the onsite shop and café help to support the refuge. Adoption programs are in place. 

Donations are greatly appreciated and allow the animal home to continue with its important work and move forward with plans for expansion.
Donkeys and mules have long been important in Moroccan society. 

Strong and fairly easy to control, donkeys are often a cheaper alternative to motorized vehicles and other equipment.
--CultureTrip.com/Sarah Willams

https://www.jarjeer.org/

Monday, May 27, 2019

JARJEER MULE AND DONKEY REFUGE - 11

A HAVEN OF REST FOR WORKING ANIMALS IN MOROCCO



The center employs local staff to care for the animals and lands. This helps to overcome cultural differences and provides an income for local families.
Public visits are important to raise awareness and funds. 
Visitors can interact with the gentle creatures and take a stroll with a donkey in the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains. 
Donkey rides are available for children under the age of ten, though rides are suspended if the temperatures soar beyond 34° Celsius (93.2° Fahrenheit).
--CultureTrip.com/Sarah Willams

https://www.jarjeer.org/

Sunday, May 26, 2019

JARJEER MULE AND DONKEY REFUGE - 10

A HAVEN OF REST FOR WORKING ANIMALS IN MOROCCO


The sanctuary grew, taking in more animals in need, and today is home to around 30 donkeys and mules. 
Jarjeer Refuge gives all animals a name on arrival, helping workers and visitors to bond with the creatures.
There are further plans for expansion, which will allow the home to care for more animals.
--CultureTrip.com/Sarah Willams

https://www.jarjeer.org/

Saturday, May 25, 2019

JARJEER MULE AND DONKEY REFUGE - 9

A HAVEN OF REST FOR WORKING ANIMALS IN MOROCCO


After two years of living at SPANA and growing stronger day by day, Tommy needed a new home. 
He also needed to work, to help with excess energy and teenage aggression. 
And so Tommy was moved to Jarjeer to work the land.
He was castrated and kept with a strong-willed female donkey, as advised by an expert.
Tommy became the center’s mascot and a representation of all local working animals.
--CultureTrip.com/Sarah Willams

https://www.jarjeer.org/

Friday, May 24, 2019

JARJEER MULE AND DONKEY REFUGE - 8

A HAVEN OF REST FOR WORKING ANIMALS IN MOROCCO

In 2009, a heavily pregnant and dying female donkey was taken to SPANA in Marrakesh. 

The vets knew that the donkey would have to be put to sleep, but they wanted to do their best to save the unborn foal. 
The foal was quickly delivered by caesarean section and the mother was euthanized. 
Given the name Tommy, the young male donkey received a lot medical attention in his early days, and grew into life as an orphan.
--CultureTrip.com/Sarah Willams

https://www.jarjeer.org/

Thursday, May 23, 2019

JARJEER MULE AND DONKEY REFUGE - 7

A HAVEN OF REST FOR WORKING ANIMALS IN MOROCCO


The sanctuary is supported by the Machin Foundation, a charity that was set up in honor of Susan Machin’s father. 

The center’s name came from a type of herb that covered the land at the time of purchase.
Jarjeer Refuge received one of its earliest animals in 2011, though the story started a couple of years before that.

--CultureTrip.com/Sarah Willams

https://www.jarjeer.org/