Empowering people on the move with green & natural powers

    

Why

Around every fire in the precious moments of a still Saharan night, words of wisdom are shared between generations of Nomads, people on the move. Now, the logs that kept the fire burning have become fewer and fewer. We encourage you to bring your log - we must keep the fire burning.

The Vilostrada Foundation empowers people on the move with natural and green powers for a sustainable planet.

The Vilostrada Foundation empowers the young generation to take action for their planet, their community and to fullfill their own dreams for the future. We have an international team of volunteers and experts that work together with the Nomad tribes of Sahara, Association Tidri and the local community surrounding Tagounite, Morocco,
Tanmirt is the Amazigh word for our earth and thank you. We use Tanmirt to name many of the projects we run.


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Get in touch info(at)vilostradafoundation.org

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Meet the people

Vilostrada Foundation, Swedish registered non-profit

VICTORIA AHLEN

FOUNDER, GENERAL MANAGER

David Paris

Organic Farming Expert

Lucas Ahlén

Tanmirt Junior Club founder and filmmaker

Philippa Dunderfelt

Director of Communications

John Sjöberg

Director of Education

A founder's dream

My dream for my own two children and all children on earth to be world citizens, to wake up each morning feeling that they are apart of an amazing world where they play the leading role.
I want for all children to be happy, smiling when then sun rises over a gorgeous mountain pass, when walking down to the garden to pick organic vegetables and singing in the rain.
I want for all of us to feel gratitude for what we have.
I want for all of us to meet challenges with an open mind and for the unknown and for the choices to be made out of knowledge and wisdom.
I want everyone to know that life is a journey with lots of love and many helping hands.
I want them to know that world is our home and together we are all responsible to look after it for coming generations.
In December 2013, when visiting a small mountain school in the Rif Mountains of northern Morocco, my own children Maj and Lucas decided to do good for other children by organizing for electricy for all four classrooms in a small mountain village for a year. They did it together with friends back home in Sweden. The rest is history and will be published in my coming book, ”Live to Love the Road”.
The journey for the pursuit of wisdom led me to the Sahara in December 2015. Sahara called me home and I found my soul in new soil, or soil I left behind many moons ago to return to, to pay back all the beauty life has given me. My own children lived in the Sahara in the spring of 2018 and gave directly back by founding the Tanmirt Junior Club - a space for kids by kids. I am immensely honored to continue their mission together with and Association Tidri under their guidance.
Happy new for 2020: Welcome to join the Worldschool Hub Morocco. More news on our facebook. Namaste

Victoria Ahlén, General Manager and founder

2500

Kilos of trash removed from the Sahara region in one year

4500

kilos of shoes & clothes that found a new happy home

60

fundraisers around the world

1179

number of amazing friends on Facebook

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Blog

Organic Tanmirt

by Helena Rundquist To plant seeds in Sahara and turn sand into soil My mission as a volunteer with the Vilostrada Foundation was to see if it is possible to inspire more Nomads to start growing their own food, which also could mean better health, since their daily intake is a lot of white...

First day of school in Tanmirt Desert Camp

A productive first day of school in the Tanmirt Desert camp with Susan Lock as our artisan instructor from Nerja, Spain. “I traveled here to share my passion for crafts and look forward to exchanging ideas with the Nomads and the Berber women in the region”, says Susan. Set in a Nomad tent at...

Vilostrada Kids share stories from Tanmirt, Sahara

Today Lucas and Maj, our amazing Vilostrada Kids, held presentations about the Vilostrada Foundation’s work in Sahara at CEIP Enrique Ginés, the local school in Frigiliana. Lucas 12 years shares: “I thought it was very interesting and fun to explain to the other kids what we do in Morocco. At first I was a...