Education for life!

    

Why education?

Around every fire in the precious moments of a still Saharan night, words of wisdom are shared between generations of desert dwellers, nomads. Now, the logs that kept the fire burning have become fewer and fewer. Bring your log. We must keep the fire burning. Education for life.

Together with the nomads in Tanmirt, Sahara, Morocco, we build a sustainable circle to give back to the heart of humanity.

"I was born in a family where girls have no education and I listen to them when they say there is a need for education", says Brahim Elaabdouli, regional manager Morocco.

We want to preserve the nomad culture and life by working together through self-development, increasing trade, collaborating with the world, and making basic life essentials easier such as water, education and earning a living.


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We all work together to give back to the heart of humanity.

VICTORIA AHLEN

FOUNDER, GENERAL MANAGER

BRAHIM ELAABDOULI

REGIONAL MANAGER MOROCCO

JOHN SJÖBERG

DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION

Fran Rajewski

Regional Manager Spain

Darren Beck

CSR advisor

HANNI MELNICENKO

Marketing

Theophilus Van Rensburg Lindzter

Wisehub partner

Susan Geraldine-Lock

Manager of Crafts

Why Vilostrada Foundation

We want our own children to be world citizens, wake up each morning, feel that they are apart of an amazing world where they play a lead role.
We want to be happy, smiling when then sun rises over a gorgeous mountain pass, when walking down to the garden to pick our own grown vegetables and singing in the rain.
We want them to feel gratitude for what they have.
We want them to meet challenges with an open mind with curiosity for the unknown and their choices to be made out of knowledge and wisdom.
We want them to see that life is a journey with lots of love and many helping hands.
We want them to know that world is their home and together we are all responsible to look after it for coming generations.

We changed our lives in August 2013 and moved to Spain. We decided to show them in action. We decided to begin in December 2013 when visiting a small mountain school in the Rif Mountains of northern Morocco. The journey for the pursuit of wisdom led us to the Sahara in December 2015. Welcome to join our journey. Welcome to our current project:
Tanmirt Education for Life.

Victoria and Joakim Ahlén

2023

kilos of shoes, clothes and shoes donated

8500

€ funding raised

18

regional fundraiser around the world

545

number of amazing fans on Facebook

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