Zakia Hmayda is from a small town in Morocco studying Computer Networking. She is currently living with her aunt in a big city o she is facing a new challenge of adjusting to the city life on her own. Zakia enjoys listening to Indian songs and is fascinated by the Indian culture. She watches Bollywood movies and dances in her free time. A fun fact about her is that about 99% of her clothes are different shades of black. In Morocco, there are two dialects that are most commonly spoken in Morocco: Tamazight and Darija. Zakia hopes to gain new friends during her time with KWLI and wants to encourage friends and family around her to get and education because it opens up many opportunities that one would not receive otherwise.
Aicha Adoui is majoring in Literature and Human Sciences. Aicha says that Morocco is geographically diverse and is mostly known for tourism. Aicha identifies as Muslim and feels that she is responsible for being a model that represents her religion to be able to clear false stereotypes that have been created towards Islam, mainly in the media. Aicha’s favorite saying is “some of the best things in life are mistakes” and her favorite song is Wake Me Up by Green Day. Aicha’s weakness is caffeine in all its forms. She is also a huge fan of Korean Culture, and actively listens to Korean pop and watches Korean dramas.