MAKE IT MATTER
Join us to Change Worlds
We firmly believe that doing great business and doing good for the world should come hand in hand, and we know the power our community has to Change Worlds.
The MATTER 2019 programme has been extended to two full days to give you the opportunity to take part in a new community initiative, in partnership with Assafou Association and Travel Link.
MATTER & PURE are funding nine community projects that will make sustainable social and economic change to two local Berber villages in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains and we need 300 travel mavericks to roll up their sleeves and help make this happen.
WHY THIS IS WORTH YOUR TIME
HOW IT WORKS
Travelling from Marrakech for 45 minutes, you’ll be volunteering in one of two very remote Berber villages. These villages are in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains and are set amongst an incredible backdrop of lush green hills.
These villages are nearly completely cut-off with no tourist trade, so these projects provide an incredible opportunity to immerse yourself in Berber culture while making a huge impact on the villagers for years to come.
Projects have been chosen based on urgent need and long-term economic and social impact.
Olive trees and carob trees are a vital source of income for these villagers, as well as an important source of food, while stopping the land around the villages from erosion and mudslides.
PAINTING AND DECORATING
Small community centres have been built to allow women and children a hub to come together for literacy, language and skill-based learning. These rooms require decorating to ensure they’re an inspiring environment for education.
These remote villages are susceptible to dangerous mudslides in the wet season. Concrete pathways and small roads will provide a safer environment and vital year-round access.
By installing irrigation channels, the villagers will be provided with year-round irrigation, allowing them to diversify from wheat to vegetables and fruit. This will not only be a source of income, but allow them to be more sustainable as a village.