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There is no better way to embrace and celebrate our differences than opening our doors to someone different and sharing a nice meal and deep conversations with them. Couchsurfing has been this amazing tool that allows me to not only show kindness and hospitality to a stranger but also get to learn about their culture, life experiences, and see the world through their lenses.
I go by Rami. I was born and raised in Morocco before moving to the US . I was a math teacher before switching to software engineering. I am a simple person who deeply believes that altruism is one of the best ways to achieve true happiness and the highest most noble purpose of life. That's why I do lots of volunteering work to give back to the community and to make this world a better place. Below are some of the organizations I am currently volunteering with.
-The Human Library:
The Human Library challenges stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. It is a safe place where people are books on loan to readers for a chat. The goal is to address people's prejudices by helping them to talk to those they would not normally meet. Our books have many titles such as: transgender, domestic violence survivor, rape victim, HIV+, refugee, alcoholic, etc.
- The Immigrant Welcome Center:
At the center we mobilize all resources available in the area to newcomers and put them in the right directions to a quicker independence and a smooth transition. It could be signing them up in English courses, finding them lawyers, health care, domestic violence complaints, preparing them to the citizenship test...
- Indiana Diapers Bank:
We receive donations from big companies, then we bundle and distribute diapers to families that are in need.
- The US Citizenship and Customs Services:
We oversee and facilitate swearing in new American citizens in the court at an official ceremony led by a judge or an officer from the US Citizenship and Customs Services.
My philosophy of life is living up to:
be kind to everyone
having an open mind
find and question our deepest assumptions
wonder, imagine, and dream...
keep asking why
really listen to people
wisdom is greater than technology
cooperation is greater than competition
overcome fear... take risks... make mistakes... and keep learning :)
Indianapolis is not the hottest destination, but if you ever were to visit the city, I'd be more than happy to host you 😊.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
"no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted" - Aesop
- long walks
Music, Movies, and Books
Popula folk music (chaabi)
La boîte à merveille
La planète des singes
Le dernier jour d'un condamné
Vendredi ou la vie sauvage
Le dîner de con
Astérix et Obélix
You, me, and dupree
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
1) I was stung 3 times by scorpions 🦂
2) I watched Barcelona vs. Real Madrid in Camp Nou ⚽️
1) I stole a lot of American jobs 🇺🇸
Teach, Learn, Share
I can teach you some Arabic or French. Unfortunately, I can't say the same about German because I forgot most of it lol.
I also have a PS5 if you are a gamer and wanna play COD or FIFA :)
What I Can Share with Hosts
I can help around the house and share expenses while I’m hosted if needed
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Canada, Italy, Mexico, Portugal, Spain
Countries I’ve Lived In
Morocco, United States