There are many ways you can get involved with the Eve Branson Foundation, whether by making a donation, purchasing gifts from our artisan product range, sharing our latest initiatives through our Facebook page or volunteering at one of our projects.
If you wish to make a donation to help us to continue our work to empower and enrich the lives of more young people in Berber communities, please click here. Just £10 can buy sewing needles and yarn to create hand-embroidered products which are then available for visitors to purchase in our crafthouses, helping to generate an income for local families.
If you would prefer to donate via bank transfer, please use the account details below. Donations made in the UK are handled by Virgin Unite so that we can claim Gift Aid with all funds going directly to our frontline projects.
From the UK:
Account name: Virgin Foundation – Virgin Unite
Sort code: 30-00-02
Account number: 01250340
From outside of the UK:
Account name: Eve Branson Foundation
Banque: Banque Populaire Asni
RIB: 145 475 2111684655000027 44
Swift code: BCP OMAMC BNM
Support our artisans
In our craft centres, we work with young artisans to develop high quality product ranges including soft woven fabrics, embroidered home accessories, wooden carved jewellery and gifts and traditional woollen woven carpets and floor runners. Artisans receive 50% of the product sale price with the remaining 50% going directly back into the funding of materials and supplies.
If you would like to purchase an original Moroccan-designed handmade gift from our ethical range, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We can create bespoke designs and fulfil high volume orders.
“My Foundation was established almost 10 years ago now, with the aim of supporting education, employment and healthcare initiatives in the rural villages of Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains. Since the beginning, we have been dedicated to enhancing living standards in some of the most impoverished communities; very often these villages lack basic amenities, illiteracy can be as high as 98% and girls often leave school at 13 with little prospects for their futures. We create positive opportunities, working in partnership with each village, to bring about transformations both economically and socially and have learned with patience and determination, how to successfully combine our entrepreneurial spirit with the Berber culture. Recent projects have included the provision of two new craft centres, building a well in the remote village of Imskar, creating an organic garden, and of course our vocational training programmes.
This all takes money and 3 years ago, to help raise the funds needed, I put on a great Polo Match in the Moroccan desert. The following year, we joined forces with British Polo Day and with their team’s experience, support and unstoppable enthusiasm, we have seen the event flourish into an unmissable fixture on the calendar and our fundraising reach new heights. With funds from our 2015 event, we are as we speak, building another craft house in Tamgounssi and initiating a carpentry programme for the boys and young men in the region.” - Eve Branson, Founder
British Polo Day in Morocco has been one of our most successful fundraising fixtures. Taking place at the Jnan Amar Polo Resort in Marrakech, guests have enjoyed unique access to some of the city’s most spectacular properties alongside some thrilling 4×4 adventures in the Atlas Mountains, culminating in a Gala evening and auction that to date has raised over £350,000 for the Eve Branson Foundation.
We were fortunate enough to be selected as beneficiary charity at the British Polo Day GB auction last Summer. For more information on British Polo Day, visit their page here.
Volunteering in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco can be an enriching experience and a unique chance to learn more about the culture and traditions of the Berber people.
Our projects are varied and rewarding, with a focus on young people. Volunteer opportunities exist within the areas of activity support and vocational skills training, teaching and instruction. We recommend a minimum three-month placement so that participants have the chance to be immersed in the community and work closely with the local team.
Berber and Moroccan dialect Arabic are the main languages spoken by the young people enrolled in our programmes. This should be taken into consideration if you are interested in participating in any skills-training initiatives. Spoken French is essential. There is a minimum age requirement of 21 years old for volunteers and you must be willing to experience rural mountain living.
We are currently looking for volunteers who are able to make an active contribution to our woodwork carpentry project and weaving centre in the area of design and product development. For more information about volunteering, please email email@example.com