In December 2007 I travelled together with teachers Cora van Vliet, Jan de Graaf and a group of students of “Essence College” during mindfulness training-tour through different parts of Morocco. Our journey also took us to M’hamid El Ghizlane. It was during this tour, on Christmas Day, that I was able to present the first version of the booklet “Me and my Sahara” in French to the family Sbaï.
They thought it would be a great idea to use this booklet for children in this environment, to help promote awareness about maintaining and improving the nature of the desert and in particular their own habitat. Since 2007 we have been able to combine the educational activities, nettoyage “clean up”and tree-planting activities in our fight against desertification in the area of M’hamid.