Education for life!



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 powers for a sustainable planet.

The Vilostrada Foundation have an international team of volunteers and experts that work together with the Nomad tribes of Sahara 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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Vilostrada Foundation, Swedish registered non-profit



Susan Geraldine-Lock

Crafts Expert

David Paris

Organic Farming Expert

Julia Robinson


Lucas Ahlén


Philippa Dunderfelt

Director of Communications

John Sjöberg

Director of Education

A founder's dream

I want my own and all children to be world citizens, wake up each morning, feel that they are apart of an amazing world where they play a lead role.
I want them 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.
I want them to feel gratitude for what they have.
I 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.
I want them to see that life is a journey with lots of love and many helping hands.
I want them to know that world is their home and together we are all responsible to look after it for coming generations. Namaste.

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. The journey for the pursuit of wisdom led us to the Sahara in December 2015. Welcome to join our journey. Welcome - Marhaba

Victoria Ahlén, General Manager and founder


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The desert has no doors. Neither does the Vilostrada Foundation. We loook forward to talking to you.
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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...