Abdelghani Lahjaji is from Bouarfa. He studied English at the local university for a year before returning to work at his bike shop. Abdelghani also works as a carpenter. He has been active with many local organizations and tutored Peace Corps Volunteers in Moroccan Darija along with helping them, as part of their projects, build eco-friendly playgrounds for eight local elementary schools. Abdelghani was also an International Youth Foundation leader at Dar Talib.