Empowering Through Creative Education
Sandblast is dedicated to building awareness and solidarity for the indigenous Saharawis of Western Sahara. A former Spanish colony in Northwest Africa, their homeland was forcibly occupied by Morocco in 1975. Since then, the Saharawis have been largely displaced as refugees in harsh desert camps in SW Algeria.
At Sandblast, we advocate for the Saharawis to achieve their UN-recognised right to self-determination. Through our skills-training, educational and artistic programs we seek to amplify their voices and bolster their threatened culture.