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March 2014

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Who is with me this spring for a trek in the Atlas?
#travel #vilostrada

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Who is with me this spring for a trek in the Atlas?
#travel #vilostrada

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1 day ago

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On top of the world. 
#travel #vilostrada

Photo: Karin Wetterlundh

On top of the world.
#travel #vilostrada

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Ojsan!! *** kram, mor

5 days ago

Vilostrada
Remember, it is all our world!
#vilostrada #travel

Remember, it is all our world!
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2 weeks ago

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“It takes a village to raise a child”

Thanks to Marlene Wörner, SUR Costa del Sol, for sharing our story to our German friends and fans.

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“A Swedish couple brings an educational project in the desert to life.

A team cleaned one square kilometer around the Moroccan village Tagounite with the support of 155 kids.

For the last five years, the Swedish couple Victoria and Joakim Ahlen and their two children live in the countryside of Frigiliana, the homebase of their activities. In 2013, they focused the Vilostrada Foundation, a non-profit organisation, which, in cooperation with Association Atawassol, advocates herself for education of Nomad children, a green and clean Sahara, as well as an Amazigh life of the community in and around Moroccan Tagounite. “Every child have a right for an education“, declares Victoria Ahlen, who turns the collected money over on site personally to the partner organisation and the local community .

A special project was organised on October 23. Along with 155 kids, one square kilometer around the desert village Tagounite was cleaned off trash and refuse. Tagounite is the next to last village along the desert road. It resides between Zagora and M`Hamid. In the early morning, seven members of the Tanmirt Expedition team (Tanmirt means “Thank you“ in Amazigh/Berber language) came together at the education center, which is run by the Association Atawassol along with the support of the Vilostrada Foundation and local government. “Most people we told believed this endeavour to be an impossible task. Yet, we proved that we can do this all together, reports Victoria Ahlen, managing director of the Vilostrada Foundation. 12 year old Normad boy Mubarak (friend of the family) was the first one on site. Only 15 minutes later five more kids showed up, and by the minute more and more kids joined to clean up the trash and to help clear the area around the education center from plastic, glass and tins. Together, they filled 90 bags within an hour and a half. “This project is mainly a message to the kids, but should also be seen as a wake up call for the adults. Together we will make the sahara green and clean again“, says Brahim Elaabdouli, regional director of the Vilostrada Foundation on site. “October 23 also marks the beginning of the Tanmirt Junior Clubs (TJC), a place for kids by kids“, says Victoria Ahlen, and adds: “Children will learn in a garden, set up by us together, how they can make the Sahara green again. Everyone is welcome to join the Tanmirt Junior Club. It takes a village to raise a child“, declares Victoria Ahlen.

More info to be found at www.vilostradafoundation.org, Email victoria.ahlen@vilostradafoundation.org

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2 weeks ago

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Tanmirt. My Southern Cross, my compass that led me here to work together with the Nomads and the Vilostrada Foundation to make the Sahara green. 
Peace and love. 
#tanmirt

Tanmirt. My Southern Cross, my compass that led me here to work together with the Nomads and the Vilostrada Foundation to make the Sahara green.
Peace and love.
#tanmirt
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Häftig bild!

Awesome photo!

2 weeks ago

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Good morning from Sahara. We shared a Swedish/Nomad breakfast with our friends. Scrambled eggs a winner but the belbula/oatmeal was not a favourite.
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3 weeks ago

Vilostrada
If you are on the west coast of Sweden, close to Strömma Farmlodge, you can find our Moroccan artisana for sale today. Thanks to our partner Rays of Me. 
#shopfair #vilostrada

If you are on the west coast of Sweden, close to Strömma Farmlodge, you can find our Moroccan artisana for sale today. Thanks to our partner Rays of Me.
#shopfair #vilostradaI år är jag inte i öknen o jobbar ❤️ Jag är på Strömma farm lodge och säljer marockanskt hantverk 🐪 Saknar min Nomadfamilj #vilostrada
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3 weeks ago

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A happy day planting trees with the Vilostrada Foundation by the Tanmirt Solar Panel Well 😉
Your support made it happen!

#tanmirt #organictanmirtWe wish our Director of Communication Philippa, warm soul and desert La Fadma a Happy Birthday. We dedicate our day to preparing the ground by the Tanmirt Solar Panel for 25 new Acacia trees. Will you join us and adopt a tree for €25?

How many likes for Faska, 16 yrs, making the sand/clay bricks to protect the trees?

Donate here:
www.facebook.com/donate/183813765834286/

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Clas Bolinder du är vår superambassadör för ett grönskande Sahara! Tusen miljoner tack!! Vid Tanmirt-brunnen har vi planterat de första träden nu tack vare ditt bidrag. Tuda och Hadjo är beskyddare! #organictanmirt

3 weeks ago

Vilostrada
When you buy a fair trade rug, the money pay for the future Tanmirt Handicraft school in Tagounite.

When empowering a woman you support the whole family to grow.

Send us a message for more info!

#shopfair #vilostrada #tanmirtImage attachmentImage attachment

When you buy a fair trade rug, the money pay for the future Tanmirt Handicraft school in Tagounite.

When empowering a woman you support the whole family to grow.

Send us a message for more info!

#shopfair #vilostrada #tanmirt
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4 weeks ago

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An invitation to visit Hassna turned out to be a big feast. The true Moroccan kindness of welcoming guest with big smiles, warm hearts and the cakes, did we mention cakes?
Susan, Philippa and I gave the chocolate cake 12 points 😉

How we wish she could open a tea and cake store in every town. 
When you buy a Vilostrada craft you kickstart new enterprises and make the Sahara green with the Vilostrada Foundation. 

#shopfair #vilostrada #tanmirtImage attachment

An invitation to visit Hassna turned out to be a big feast. The true Moroccan kindness of welcoming guest with big smiles, warm hearts and the cakes, did we mention cakes?
Susan, Philippa and I gave the chocolate cake 12 points 😉

How we wish she could open a tea and cake store in every town.
When you buy a Vilostrada craft you kickstart new enterprises and make the Sahara green with the Vilostrada Foundation.

#shopfair #vilostrada #tanmirt
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