Soufiane works in his notebook for his homework due tomorrow. The main living room is where most of his work is completed.
Children study both Arabic and French in school. Every evening they practice both languages for homework.
Soufiane put away his notebooks before bed with the help of his mother. He has finally finished his work and now heads to bed.
Mornings usually start around 7am. Soufiane hangs onto a few more minutes of sleep before his mother yells for him to wake up.
Breakfast usually consists of bread, eggs, and a small glass of milk. Nutrition still plays an important part of every morning and Soufiane can't leave for school until his meal is completely finished.
Soufiane buttons up his fresh uniform. Children are required to wear uniforms at certain madrassas (schools).
As Soufiane finishes putting on his uniform, the early morning effects still linger. He isn't used to waking up this early yet.
Bushra helps Soufiane with his Arabic. She says, "Arabic is very hard for him. We have to practice before school every day."
Almost time to leave, Bushra helps Soufiane with his shoes. He is finally ready to go.
Bushra and Soufiane walk through the medina to school. It is common for mothers to walk with their children every morning.
JP is a documentary filmmaker and photographer studying at Ithaca College.
He is passionate about using the documentary medium to bring awareness to social issues.
He hopes to use his time in Morocco to expand his portfolio and gain international experience in hopes become a photojournalist in the future.