Together, we make the Sahara Green

The Vilostrada Foundation wants to preserve the Nomad culture and life by working together through self-development, increasing trade, collaborating with the world, and making basic life essentials more easily accessible –  such as water, education and earning a living. We want to make Sahara green again through for example: planting Acacia trees and kickstarting enterprises.

Since our first visit in December 2015, we decided we would give back to the Sahara Desert with our knowledge and team up with Brahim Elaabdouli, eco desert guide and Amazigh/Berber historian since 25 years. Together with the Nomads we work to preserve valuable human knowledge and support their efforts to sustain their nomadic ways of life.

We will plant hundreds of Acacia trees in the desert with the Nomads starting in October 2018. Acacia provides wood, shade, stops desertification and enables organic farming. The tree planting a part of the Vilostrada Foundation “Education for Life” program. 

“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.

VOLUNTEER RUN ACTIVITIES OCTOBER 15 – NOVEMBER 12

  • Craft and Business workshops – empowering the local community with skills such as sewing, knitting, crocheting to earn a trade. We also add new skills like communication, digital storytelling and leadership.
  • Make the Sahara Green – Adopt an Acacia tree for €25. The trees enable life to continue as we know it in the desert. We plant Acacia trees to prevent desertification, bring wood and shade to the Amazigh Nomads, enable organic farming. Together with local farmers, the Amazigh Nomads, partners and volunteers we go on a mission to make the Sahara greener with organic farming where we turn sand into soil. After our successful five small pilot projects in January- March 2018, we continue to work with our local farmers and teaching children organic farming skills. Follow us on facebook/instagram through #organictanmirt
  • Make Tagounite Green and Clean. October 21, we go on the first mission to clean the town with the help of volunteers.

DONATE / ADOPT AN ACACIA

VOLUNTEER TEAM TANMIRT EXPEDITION II
 

Victoria Ahlén
General Manager, Vilostrada Foundation.
Together, we make the Sahara green.

Brahim Elaadouli
Regional Manager Morocco in charge of project management on site.

Julia Robinson
Our Corporate Relations director will strengthen the business communication and network needed. She also represents Entrepreneurs Without Borders. She works with our general manager, Victoria, for three months starting in September 2018.

Susan Lock

Crafts expert who will teach sewing. She travels to the Sahara for the third time with us to empower the women with new skills. 

Philippa Dunderfelt
Crafts expert who will teach knitting. She travels to the Sahara for the second time to empower the women for a sustainable living.

David Parijs
He loves gardening, organic farming, planting trees and spreading biodiversity and sustainable living. He lived 5 months in Bounou, close to M’hamid, about 8 years ago, and there he had an amazing experience and fell in love with the desert.

Helena Rundqvist
Organic farming expert working with the local farmers and teaching the children how to turn sand into soil. Helena will be supporting David and the local farmers online. 
    

Vilostrada Foundation collaborates with Association Atawassol, the Aribe Tribe,
Entrepreneurs without Borders, local government and communities close to Tagounite, Morocco.

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If you want even more information, contact us info(at)vilostradafoundation.org

We want to thank our partners, corporate sponsors and friends:
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Caravane Desert et Montagne
Meryam Agadi & Chad van Vacas
Karla and Mohamed Raiss el Fenni

AND all our amazing fans and supporters globally!

 

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