Hope and Inclusion: Investing in Refugees in Morocco

by Ali Aaouine

from Greenside Development Foundation www.green-side.org(under construction)

Our solution

In order to help refugees in Morocco,who face a multitude of challenges like unwanted pregnancy,higher risk of infectious diseases,human trafficking,crime and discrimination,we propose the following project.Refugees will train 800 of their fellow refugees ,including teenagers,in a 5 round mentorship program in 5 Moroccan cities.Topics covred include personal development,communication skills,self reliance,entrepreneurship,legal rights,civic engagement and self-esteem,among others.

What's the business opportunity for host and refugee community

The refugees will learn strategies for interacting with host communities,interacting with local authorities and institutions.Even more important for the development of democracy in Morocco,our sessions also teach integration,business skills and civi engegement skills.and equiping them with the skills they need to better their circumstances and improve their self-image.

How has it been implemented and what impact it had

Before entering into the program,demographic information will be collected from each participant inculdig annual income.Addionlly,we will employ pre and post testing in order to verify whether the sessions are having the desired impact.for example,we will compare respondents' self esteem rating from before the program begins with after the program ends,and will thus be able to guage the effect sizes.

Our Skills and Experience

I have the educational background which will enable me to excel in my responsabilities . Ihave a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA).Through my education, I mastered technical skills such as accounting, business management, marketing..I have 7 years of experience as a branch manager with Morocco’s largest microfinance institution, Al Amana.Additionally, I have 7 years of executive experience as the President of the Greenside Development Foundation (GDF).