On Friday 8 September, a 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck Morocco. The epicentre was in the High Atlas Mountains, approximately 70 kilometres south of Marrakech. The teams at Kasbah Tamadot and The Eve Branson Foundation worked quickly to lead a coordinated response on the ground, providing emergency shelter, food and water to those worst affected.
Earthquake Relief & Recovery
The Eve Branson Foundation has been raising funds to help rebuild community services such as schools and to support efforts to sensitively restore cultural tourism programmes to protect livelihoods in the future. Winter in the High Atlas approaches quickly and this project will help get essential supplies to those most in need.
General School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored Pencils, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Solar Calculators, Solar Lantern Lights, and Wide-Ruled Paper
Solar-Powered Working Laptops
Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer
New or Gently Used Children’s Shoes, *Waterproof Outerwear for Adults and Children, and *Warm Winter Clothing and Accessories for Adults Children and Infants
*Ground Sheets, *Foam Interlocking Floor Mats, *Large Waterproof Reusable Bags, *Sleeping Bags, and *Solar Torches
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.