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Digital solutions for schools in Morocco – with know-how from Germany

06.03.2018 - Article

Farid El-Houzia lived in Dortmund for almost 20 years before moving back to his native Morocco. On his return, he formed INOSER, an IT start-up that provides digital solutions for classroom teaching.

‘I’ve never regretted my decision to return to Morocco. My skills are in great demand, and I feel more able to make things happen.’ says Farid El-Houzia.
‘I’ve never regretted my decision to return to Morocco. My skills are in great demand, and I feel more able to make things happen.’ says Farid El-Houzia.© CIM

Back to Morocco, with sought-after skills

While in Germany, Farid never gave any serious thought to becoming his own boss. In Rabat, however, he decided to set up his own business. ‘Everything is changing at the moment in Morocco,’ he says. ‘It’s exciting to get involved and be a part of things. Over here, I feel more able to make things happen.’ Farid’s software development and team management experience are in great demand in Morocco.

The business idea

Many children in Morocco struggle to cope with all the work they are expected to complete in a full day at school. There is too much content, lessons are tightly scheduled and teacher-centred, and there are few organised free-time activities.

Farid El-Houzia set up his company to help change this. INOSER provides digital solutions for classroom teaching, including robotics programmes and whiteboard technology. Farid’s goal is to make learning more enjoyable and, by doing so, help create a better education system in his home country.

Digital solutions for a modern education system

Morocco has a very young population. Farid has a strong personal commitment to helping children and young people in his country. He feels that one of the best places to do this is in schools. His company, INOSER, develops digital solutions for use in the classroom.

We want to make make learning more enjoyable and, by doing so, help create a better education system.
We want to make make learning more enjoyable and, by doing so, help create a better education system.© CIM

‘With a full day of lessons and so much to learn, the children are often overloaded. What’s more, there aren’t many appropriate free-time activities for kids. Our aim is to make learning more enjoyable and help create a better education system.’ By way of example, children learn physics, electronics and programming through the use of specially developed robotics applications. INOSER also develops interactive whiteboard solutions that allow teachers to produce interactive teaching materials and use them in the classroom. Read more about start-ups in Morocco


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The Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM) is jointly run by the German development agency (GIZ) and the International Placement Services (ZAV) of the Federal Employment Agency (BA). Together, they have been providing development and labour market policy expertise for over 35 years. CIM places experts from Europe and those who have settled in Germany in developing countries and emerging economies. It offers a network for those who have migrated to Germany and who wish to support development in their country of origin, and it advises individuals and decision-makers on migration issues. Their main commissioning party is the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

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