September 24, 2011(MAP)
New York – Morocco’s Mhammed Abbad Andaloussi received, on Thursday in New York, the Global Citizenship Award of the “Clinton Global Initiative” Foundation for his action to improve the Moroccan education system.
The former banker succeeded in establishing collaboration between the business sphere and education community through two projets, “Al Jisr” (bridge) and “Injaz Al Maghrib” (Morocco’s achievement).
The two projects were described by former US President Bill Clinton, founder of the Clinton Global Initiative, as “a model for the Arab world and even for the United States.”
“Today we are honoring six exceptional leaders,” Bill Clinton told the recipients of the award, including famous singer Sting and former French Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy.
The mission of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) is to inspire, connect, and empower a community of global leaders to forge solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.
By fostering partnerships, providing strategic advice, and driving resources toward effective ideas, CGI helps its members – organizations from the private sector, public sector, and civil society – maximize their efforts to alleviate poverty, create a cleaner environment, and increase access to health care and education.