Best Projects 2020 features all the nominated entries submitted ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs.
Published on September 30, 2020 um 08:59
Founder & CEO
Type of Enterprise
Year the ngo or company was founded
Explain your project in details:
85% of students (15-18) in Morocco are uncertain about their future career paths. Instead of pursuing an area of interest, they pursue expectations of society, in fields where they don't have aspirations. As a result, they graduate without the personal and professional skills needed for the world of work. Thereof, Shine Space is the foremost affordable socio-educational business that bridges the knowledge gap of the student, with guidance on how to take the right career path. Shine Space is a hybrid youth leadership program that offers opportunities ( career development trainings, digital workshops, leadership trips, and mental health support) to students to prepare early and acquire technical and interpersonal skills, beyond what the schools provide, to meet the demands of the world of today.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
In numbers, since our start in January 2019, Shine Space has been able to launch 6 big projects, train 500 students, conduct 156 workshops and activities, impact more than 10500 people, make $25 000 and create 15 job opportunities. In addition to the informative, artistic, and educational content we have created online that has reached over 100 000 people, mainly between the age of 15 and 25, which are our main focus. To achieve high satisfaction rate with customers, firstly, we make sure we are setting the right expectations before each activity, we under-promise and over-deliver, secondly, we hold evaluation surveys and feedback sessions after every activity.
Sustainability and future plans
Our business model is hybrid, we work with individuals, organizations and privately held companies, which puts us in a good financial position because of the different revenue streams. Our plans for future growth include investing any revealed excess cash in an accessible, interest bearing, low risk account, such as a savings account or short-term, Eliminate credit and terms to customers, clearly understand the career development training market, distributions costs and competition, and continually adjust accordingly, and Keep enough cash, as an added cushion for security, on hand to cover expenses.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
I am 23 years old and I already have kids.Well,586kids actually! And they are all around my age! My name is Nora and I founded my first start-up from my university's dormitory at the age of 18. When I first graduated, my parents wanted me to be doctor, my teacher advised me to study literature and my uncle somehow convinced me to be enrolled in Engineering, like my cousins. I had no purpose so I followed the rat race. 6months of studying, somewhere along the way, I forgot why I chose it in the first place, I was afraid that I rushed to a decision. So, I decided to let it go and spend the rest of the year figuring out what I really want to do with my life. One of the biggest decisions Ive ever had to make, but it was worth the risk because that year turned out to be the most rewarding year of my life. I shared my experience online, my blog went viral! I have received thousands of comments from students saying they are facing the same situation. I asked myself: How can I be for these students what no one was for me? In order to create Shine Space, I had to challenge almost everything and everyone around me, my family who first thought my entrepreneurship is just a thing to escape school, my friends who had to learn what working with no office hours looked like, and my network who didn't believe that 20 years old can be outstanding enough to be training and mentoring others. Shine Space and I, have been awarded many prizes by international foundations, including FORD Motor Company, British Council (Best Social Enterprise 2019), Tony Elumelu Foundation, Digital Africa, and Stanford AMENDS.