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Empowering Through Creative Education

Sandblast is dedicated to building awareness and solidarity for the indigenous Saharawis of Western Sahara. A former Spanish colony in NW Africa, their homeland was forcibly occupied by Morocco in 1975. Since then, the Saharawishave 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.

Want to help and support our mission?


We are a truly grassroots organization
– we rely on volunteers to keep our
projects going and to continue
advocating for the Saharawis. If you
are passionate about human rights,
love the arts, and want to share your
skills to contribute to positive change,
then volunteering for Sandblast is
perfect for you!


As a volunteers-led charity we have
minimal overheads. That means your
donations largely go towards
benefitting the Saharawi refugees
through projects such as Desert
Voicebox, which trains Saharawi
women to provide English and music
education to primary school-age
children in the refugee camps. You
can support us and Become a friend.


Few people outside of Western
Sahara know of either the Saharawis
or their struggle for freedom – the
situation gets virtually no media
coverage. Help us raise awareness:
follow us on social media, share our
news and read our regular insights.
Together we can ensure the
Saharawi story is not longer invisible.
Help break the silence!

Become a Friend

Are you interested in partnering
with us to mobilise support for the
Saharawis or expand our project
work in the camps? Email
info@sandblast-arts.org to get


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"Before you reach an oasis
you must cross a desert"

Saharawi proverb
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Registered Charity (England and Wales) :1115288 | Companies House Registration number : 05397223
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