Tour Company

    Desert Rats Tours

    Project

    Campus Vivante is located in Morocco’s High Atlas, in a remote valley at 1800m above sea level in the midst of pristine, rugged mountains. The maternelle vivante pre-school, the Ãcole vivante primary school and the collage vivante secondary school provide around 80 students from the ages 4 through 18 years old, mostly Berbers from all social classes, with a comprehensive, future-oriented education in their remote homeland.

    Since 2015, children with hearing difficulties have been integrated into everyday school life. However, inclusion at Campus Vivante means more than the integration of deaf children. We encourage the conviction that every individual, with their own individual strengths and weaknesses, has a place in society and can realise their potential.

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    College-Ruled Paper, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pens, Rulers, White and Black Boards (very large, or on feet)

    Laminated Wall Charts:
    (In English and French) Human Body, Math, Science, and World Maps

    Text/Reading Books:
    (In English and French) Biology, Health

    Art Supplies:
    Acrylic Paints and Paint Brushes, Craft Glue, Sewing Needles, Thread, and Watercolor Paints and Paint Brushes

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    Printers, Tablets, and Working Laptops

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Bananagrams, and Puzzles

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Frisbees, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Tennis Balls

    First Aid/Health:
    Medicinal and Aromatic Herbs

    Office Supplies:
    Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, and Rulers

    Gardening:
    Books about Gardening, Cloth Caddy for Small Tools, Gardening Gloves, Hand Fork, Small Pruning Shears, Spades, and Trowel

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of November 21, 2021
    Note: Location is approximated. If you see a lodging that is misplaced or missing, please contact us .

    Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them. If you prefer, you may reach out directly to them to inquire about items which may be available for purchase locally. Arranging visits to community projects is beyond the scope of our mission. If you wish to visit a project, contact the participant and they can let you know what is possible.

    Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
    • Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
    • The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.

    Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.