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  • CHILDREN FROM SAHARA

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  • SAHARA IN GENERAL: Location. Population. Language and religion. Economy. Clothing. Gastronomy. SAHARA CHILDREN IN BAZTAN: The association. My experience. People from Baztan in Sahara.SUMARY:

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  • Sahara in general:Location:

    Surroundings: The Atlantic ocean. Morocco. Algeria. Mauritania. Capital: El Aaiun.

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  • Population:

    The population of Western Sahara is mostly of Arab and Berber origin. Most of the native Sahrawi population is in the refugee camps in Tindouf. The population is very light.

    Language and religion:

    The official lenguage is Arabic, but daily they speak Hassani. Spanish is spoken us a second language. The predominant religion is Islam.

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  • Economy: Most food for the urban population must be imported. Each family receives a month: one kg. of pasta, rice, powdered milk, a bottle of oil per person. A bag of flour, and a canister of butane. Some familys have their own animals (camel, goat and sheep) to do benefit. All the trade and other economy activities are controlled by the Moroccan government.

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  • Clothing: Dara: Men clothes. Is open on the sides. Is white or blue. Its got a large pocket on the chest.

    Melhfa: Women clothes. Large and lightweight costume. Its about two metres long. There is a variety of colours.

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  • Gastronomy:

    The main ingredient that usually accompany all the dishes is the couscous. Is very popular among the Saharan camel meat and lamb meat. It is very usual to take tea. The tea is taken in three times. There is a popular coment: The first cup is said to be bitter like live, the second sweet as love and the third soft as death.

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  • Sahara children in Baztan:The association.

    SAHARAZTAN: THE MEANING OF THE NAME: This name joins two diferent countries: Sahara and Baztan. The ending of ztan means village from. In the logo appears the desert (related to Sahara) and the mountains (related to Baztan).

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  • THE FUNDATION OF THE ASSOCIATION:

    Its created two years ago. It began with three families from Baztan. The first three families got children with help of the association from Leitza.

    THE AIM OF THE ASSOCIATION: Collect money to pay for the childrens travel. Encourage families to get children.

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  • THE ACTIVITIES:

    Sale of tickets: raffle.

    Sale of T-shirts.

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  • Show a film.

    Chats with people with a lot of experience.

    The collection of food.

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  • For the last years they come to Baztan 12 children. Familys dont have to paid the travel. (exploit of the Argelias militar airport.) Children come for two months (from the end of June, to final of August). Children can come til 7 to12.SAHARA CHILDREN IN BAZTAN:

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  • Avoid the stifling heat. Checkup their health: dental checkup Help to families to survive. They try to feed with a varied diet. Children are able to enjoy with water. Children meet other families, children Children get to know another culture. WHAT THEY WANT TO GET WITH THIS?

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  • USEFUL WEBPAGEShttp://www.sahara-culture.com/Default.aspx?alias=www.sahara-culture.com/EngUSEFUL VIDEOShttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfxkfsqcbIs

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