Make a lasting impact
We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact on the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and bring supplies for area schools or medical clinics in need, you’ll make a priceless impact on the lives of our local children and families. Please visit the Pack for a Purpose website to see what supplies are needed for our project/projects.
On our High Atlas Tour we will have the possibility to visit the holistic educational institute Campus Vivant’e in Ait Bouguemez. Campus Vivant’e creates perspective for young people in the High Atlas region of Morocco so that they can live self-determined lives and find their own meaningful place in society.
The école vivante primary school and the collège vivant’e secondary school provides around 80 children and young people from all social classes with a comprehensive, future-oriented, high-quality education in their remote homeland. Since 2015, children with hearing difficulties have been integrated into everyday school life.
Our educational approach is based on the conscious experiencing of integrated knowledge. Since 2017, the extensive campus grounds have been cultivated according to the principles of permaculture. The school garden serves as a different place of learning in which we bring together theoretical knowledge with practical activities. The pupils thus learn to recognise the links and are made aware of their responsibility towards their direct living space.
We see education as a life-long process. This is why we offer further education to our employees and to the valley inhabitants. Every person grows with their daily tasks and campus vivant’e offers the space and support to do so.
Read more about Campus Vivant’e.
On our High Atlas Tour we will have the possibility to visit Tiwizi. Tiwizi is an association for Berber women. Nadja Mili (the Founder) believes that women are the pillar of the family and that the future is in their hands.
Most Berber women embroider but only know the regional technique. Nadja, therefore, recruits trainers who teach them embroidery techniques from different regions of Morocco.
Together, they create clothes and accessories with traditional embroidery but with modern cuts to attract city dwellers. Linen shirts and scarves are on sale within the association. A small school building has been restored to allow women to freely come and embroider in the afternoon.
Each piece of clothing or item has the name of the Berber woman written in it who made it. The proceeds go directly to that woman.