by Buying Sand
You can support our project by buying sand from the area of the wall of shame. We will send you a little handmade sand packet to your home address.
by Funding Bricks
You can buy sand-bricks, which will be used to build different projects in the refugee camps. To thank you, we will write your name on the brick.
by Spreading the Word
Help to get the referendum and sign the petition:
Visit the International Arts and Human Rights meeting in Western Sahara:
Read about the life in the Saharawi Refugee Camps on Saharawi Voice:
Visit the international Film Festival FiSahara:
KoljaIna W., Nicole H., Jan D.
Brahim Habib Fakala
Luis de las Heras Vives
Brahim Habib Fakala
Tobias & Daniel
Martin & Bodo
Lisa + Rainer Kunst
Antonio Martinez Lopez
Remi & Fero
Sergi Castellà pro RAW
teta Laia Benavides
art in resistance München
Stefan T. + Maja T.
What happens with my donation? Who is getting helped?
After paying the PayPal fee, your donation goes straight to helping improve the lives of the Saharawis that have been struggling for 40 years for their freedom in the refugee camps of Tindouf, Algeria. With your donations we will be able to help different projects: families in the camps (different brick projects), the Artifariti Arts and Human Rights Festival, the SaharawiVoice Blog, the Gritos Contra El Muro group and the Wall of Sand project.
How does my donation help?
With your donation, you are not only helping the Saharawi refugees, but also showing your support for justice and human rights.
How do you know my postal address?
We use the address that you signed up in PayPal. So make sure this is the right address.
Why is a sand packet more expensive than a sand- brick? Why don’t you send the packets out of the camps?
The organization “Gritos Contra El Muro” provides with the sand. They go from the refugee camps to the wall of shame to take it, that’s a four hours trip. Even though they do it to protest against the wall that separates them from their homeland, we want to support them financially so they can continue protesting for justice and human rights. Since there is no post service in the camps, we have to take the sand out all the way to Europe and send it to you from there which has a shipping cost. The sand packet has crossed one continent and one sea to get to your hands, that makes it worth it!
When will my sand package arrive?
This will depend on the moment, if you order it when we still have sand here in Europe, it will be a quick process. But if in the moment of your order we are sold out, since we don’t want to put sand of any European beach in your sand packet, you will have to wait until we can get sand of the Wall of Shame again. Anyway, we will inform you of how much sand we still have in each moment.
How can I see my name on the sand-brick?
We will be posting pictures of the bricks that you have bought on our Tumblr blog, so you can see your name, while you can check the progress of the project that you helped to bring to life. However, if seeing a picture of your sand-brick online is not enough, you can visit the refugee camps yourself and take a selfie with it, just contact us, and we will help you to get there.
What if you spell my name wrong on the sand-brick?
If this unfortunate situation occurs, let us know and we’ll write your name (correctly spelled) in two more sand-bricks as an apology.
Why do you hide the sand to bring it to Europe?
We have to leave the refugee camps through Algeria and it is not allowed to take out sand of the country. When we are going through the security control of the airport, the Algerians don’t believe that the sand we are taking is actually from Western Sahara and not from their land. We could have saved ourselves the risk of taking out the sand of the area of the Wall Of Shame and fill our packets with some Spanish beach sand, but then this would not be an art project and we would not be worthy to represent the Saharawi cause.
Will Algerian authorities claim the sand that I have purchased?
It has never belonged to them so no, they won’t, it’s all yours forever and ever.
You can’t find the right question?
If you have other questions concerning our project, feel free to write us, we will publish it as soon as possible: firstname.lastname@example.org
About the »Wall of Sand« Project
»Wall of Sand« is a nonprofit art project to help the Saharawis. With this project we want to spread the word about this forgotten conflict and help to free Africa’s last colony. Wa are: Brahim Buhaia Ali, Dominique Lucien Garaudel, Sara Maine Cheikh, Tim Turiak and Thomas Spallek. We guarantee you that all your orders will arrive to your hands and all the funds we raise will get to Saharawi refugee’s hands. We are always looking for people who want to help us.
Just drop us an email: hello at wallofsand.org
»Gritos contra el Muro Marroquí«
It’s a group of young Saharawis that each month make a march from the refugee camps to the Wall of Shame. They help us to get the sand of from wall. They go to the wall in order to report to the international community the state of division and separation imposed by the Moroccan occupier through its wall; while intended to strengthen the union of the Saharawi youth and renew the spirit of struggle.
Gritos contra el Muro Marroquí FB-Page