Zoubair has been with the Eve Branson Foundation (EBF) since its beginnings and his role ensures the smooth running of day-to-day operations, including handling administration with the local authorities. A Berber, from the middle Atlas – in a village that is a three-hour trek by mule or donkey from Marrakech – Zoubair is the eldest of eight brothers and sisters. He now lives in Marrakech with his wife and two boys, Rayan and Chadi.
Growing up in rural Morocco and determined to finish his studies, Zoubair made a long journey, on foot, every day to attend school. At the age of 15, his family moved to Marrakech providing a great opportunity to graduate and study a B.A Degree in English literature. Next, Zoubair travelled to Saudi Arabia where he worked in retail sales. Fluent in four languages; Modern Standard Arabic, Moroccan and Berber dialects, French and English, in 2000, he returned to teach English to staff at Kasbah Tamadot. Today Zoubair continues to teach in his spare time.
“In 2009, I started working for Eve and it's really the most important experience I have ever had. I am really satisfied with my work especially when I see the local people; girls, boys and adults, very happy with the help we are providing to them in the local community. The outstanding moment in my life is when Eve invited me for the celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Eve Branson Foundation in London.”