‘Pack for a Purpose’ provides travellers with up to date information regarding the supplies needed in the community of their travel destination. By creating just a few kilos of space in their suitcases and bringing supplies for schools or medical clinics in need, the initiative allows tourists to create a lasting and priceless impact on the lives of children and families living in the local area
With the help of ‘Pack for a Purpose’, Kasbah Tamadot is currently supporting three local charitable projects. A crèche in Asni, which provides a free-of-charge pre-school activity centre for young children living in remote Berber communities. The crèche helps the children to socialise and learn Arabic and French languages commonly used in Morocco but not always familiar to Berber-speaking children. Asni crèche requires a regular supply of learning materials, toys and fun activities to ensure more children can benefit in the future.
It is also supporting a girl’s boarding house in the Atlas Mountains. Built to tackle the problem of transporting young students to school, the boarding house offers girls aged 13 – 18 the opportunity to complete their studies and benefit from much wider chances of employment.
The third project is the Eve Branson Foundation Craft Houses which are set up in several of the nearby villages offer training programmes for young women including English & French lessons, embroidering, knitting and other skills to create high-quality artisan products, from which they can generate a small income.
Kasbah Tamadot is the second Virgin Limited Edition property to support ‘Pack for a purpose’ as its sister property Ulusaba Private Game Reserve in South Africa, has been supporting two main projects for some time. The Dumphries Community Teacher Resource Centre which includes a toy library and resources for teachers working with young children in the wider area and the The Mawewe High School Centre. The centre provides support for students with their homework, research projects, literacy skills and also provides students with access to books and computers, something that would not be made possible without all the generous donations.
Jon Brown, Managing Director of Virgin Limited Edition commented: “As a company we are committed to finding new ways to support the communities living close to our properties. I am thrilled that we are working with ‘Pack for a Purpose’ to support their goal and help the people who live locally to Kasbah Tamadot and Ulusaba.”