THE MOROCCAN CENTER FOR INNOVATION AND SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP (MCISE): TAMKEEN INITIATIVE
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
NGO Name: The Moroccan Center for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship (MCISE)
Pillar: Fight Against School Dropout
Funding Period: 2018-2020
MCISE supports social entrepreneurs with ideas for systemic change that can benefit both Morocco and the international community.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The project's goal is to transform the Moroccan educational system through the promotion of social entrepreneurship and social innovation in public high-schools. Participating students develop socially-minded business ideas that present a solution to problems experienced either in school or the broader community. The project has three phases that take place throughout the school year:
Training in social entrepreneurship.
Coaching and mentoring to plan social business idea.
Regional and National competitions to select the winning ideas.
The project identifies students with the help of local associations, education academies, high school directors, teacher and parents.
IN THEIR OWN WORDS
Testimonials from the 2018-2019 National Competition of the Tamkeen Initiative program:
“Today at Tamkeen initiative competition, the atmosphere was truly wonderful and the projects were innovative.”
- Rochdi Chefrad
“I had the pleasure of being part of the jury for the sixth edition of Tamkeen Initiative, and I am delighted to see young people taking initiative for their communities."