Florence, class 72, artistic training and specialization in industrial design. As a young man I wanted to be a designer, have a company to create objects for the disabled.
For today I decided to embark on a new experience for a dream of freedom, travel, volunteer, and once again support the blind.
Self-taught. Photographer and videomaker passion.
I want to live emotions never taken into account by a blind person, the scent of a Moroccan market, see the immensity of the desert, feel the power of a child laughing, the choice to go and stay anywhere and freedom, with a formula of the journey not yet experienced.
This is why I restored an old work truck, and with it I will be able to take the traveling companion at the airport and it will be possible to break down all barriers and organizational architecture, for even short periods of time.
The medium is the unstoppable Mercedes unimog of '1965, a 4x4 truck and will be equipped with a cell population is essential and everything you need for life on the range and commitment of the desert.
The project includes a collaboration with the humanitarian association "Children in the Desert" in order to make travel and solidarity visits of volunteer projects are currently active.
A 4x4 truck and camper equipped for life in Africa will start in mid-December and will remain six months in Morocco, where welcome travelers intending to participate in the events put on by the humanitarian program Children in the Desert, an NGO (Non Governmental Organization) founded in 2000 with the aim of improving the living conditions of the most vulnerable countries in developing in Saharan Africa and Sahelian.
Composed primarily of volunteers highly specialized Children in the Desert operates in Italy and abroad in key policy areas of development cooperation: water management, food security, health, education and child protection, economic development and migration . To date (2012) has carried out more than 300 projects, is divided into 10 branches in Italy, working with 15 local correspondents in the countries of intervention and gathers 90 members. Since 2011 the NGO has started a new field, complementary and supportive to others, which is that of Travel Solidarity, whose purpose it is to support small local economies of the places visited, to support and cooperate actively in the projects of raise community awareness of travelers to issues of solidarity and social and civil commitment.
Trips to Morocco, taking and reflect this mission, need a contact person on site ready to welcome volunteers and travelers, give technical and logistical assistance, coordinate and accompany them.
Skipperditerra offered himself as a collaborator and advisor to the BND solidarity trips to Morocco, where currently being offered: travel to collaborate on projects, workshops and touring, 4x4 and motorcycle shipments for physical delivery, trekking and other sports solidarity; trips knowledge "active" projects.
Skipperditerra at the same time, due to a past business experience in the production of objects for the blind, has the aim to continue to serve the travel category by offering a complete service where the blind person is taken to the airport and the Unimog equipped becomes only safe reference in order to remove any barrier organizational, managerial and social, in a trip type never experienced so far.
Andrea Castagna, the tenant has a decade of experience in understanding the needs of the blind for six years, having developed a project of a white cane orientation and mobility by working with trade associations, instructors Orientation and Mobility, direction UIC and individuals contacted as a tester of the product.
The goal is to start a new frontier travel "emotional" that allows the blind to have easy access to desired activities and address problems without the intensity of a Moroccan market, or the silence of the desert to remedy the lack of any offer of adventure travel for this category. a trip "supersensory"
The collaboration between Skipperditerra Bambinineldeserto and has been active for a few weeks but the interests and ambitions are common and intense, as well as the agreement between its referents, which will lead to a series of synergistic activity where the social side of the trip for blind intersects with the humanitarian activities .. We can never imagine the emotions of a blind while delivering basic necessities and is surrounded by a hundred hands of children in party?
The personal journey that leads to this project comes from the awareness of not being in tune with the current system and overall time in which we live, the need to be very isolated in nature and very outside of frenzy and jitters, the need to to live as free as possible of the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog female 3 years that will accompany us in these adventures.
In the course of the experiences of travel in places and conditions of the people I met could find new volunteer opportunities and will enable new projects to be financed by the platform Eppela: for example, a specific medical equipment for children with specific deficits.
In parallel with the events as a result of personal experiences in the field of video will be made professional travel documentaries.
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Traditional Moroccan tea Package containing a mix of different Tea varieties from Moroccan territory chosen during the stay of the territories visited Skipper along with travelers. 10 €
Traditional Moroccan spices Package containing a mix of some types of spices from Moroccan territory chosen during the stay of the territories visited Skipper along with travelers. 15 €
Desert sand Package containing a mix of different types of sand from Moroccan deserts chosen during the stay of the territories visited Skipper along with travelers Kids In The Desert. The packs will be hand-made and packed in containers of plexiglass or with a resin binder. 20 €
Mix: tea + spices + sand Box containing: Mix of some kinds Tea + Mix of some kinds of Spices + Sand from the deserts of Morocco, all selected by you during our stay in the territories of Skipper visited along with travelers. 25 €
Mix: beauty + sand + tea+ spices Box containing: Mix of natural and exotic beauty body care + Mix of some kinds Tea + Mix of some kinds of Spices + Sand from the deserts of Morocco, all selected by you during our stay in the territories of Skipper visited along with travelers.. 30 €
"TAJIN" terracotta plate to cook the famous moroccan dish of stewed meat with vegetables and spices.. 35 €
Photo print + Spice mix (link) Mix spices + Panoramic photo professional cm100x20 a choice of the best photos of the trip printed on forex 5mm and viewed in real time on facebook.com/Skipperditerra. 45 €
Photo print + "TAJIN" pot (link) Foto panoramica professionale cm100x20 a scelta tra le foto più belle del viaggio stampata su forex 10mm e visualizzabili in tempo reale sul profilo Facebook/skipperditerra. 60 €
Weekend (3 days 2 nights) on the UNIMOG for 1 person on with availability use KTM 690 (flight and petrol excluded). Guest will be picked up at the airport and accompanied by a tour of the surrounding area. The service is expected overnight on the middle and breakfast, self catering and meals excluded. Nights in hotel Optional excluded. 200 €
Long weekend (4 days 3 nights) for two people on the UNIMOG, use of a KTM 690 motorcycle, flight and petrol excluded. Guests will be picked up at the airport and drived in a tour around the surrounding area. Service is provided bed and breakfast, self catering. Meals in restaurant excluded. Nights in hotel are optional and not included.
In the case of a blind person, will be 5 days and 4 nights. 400 €
One week (7 days 6 nights) for 2 people on the UNIMOG, use of a KTM 690 motorcycle, flight and petrol excluded. Guests will be picked up at the airport and accompanied by a tour of the surrounding area. Service is provided bed and breakfast, self catering. Meals in restaurant excluded. Nights in hotel are optional and not included. 600 €
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Andrea Castagna Class 72, Artistic training, industrial design degree, a pass individual enterprise of design objects for the disabled, the blind in particular. Sets, fittings, window dresser, filmmaker, photographer. tuttofare.Viaggia with a Wolf Czechoslovak female 3 years.
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