New York - Moroccan students from the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences in Rabat won the first place award for best junior company of the Arab World for their innovative startup “Useforfait.”
New York – Moroccan students from the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences in Rabat won the first place award for best junior company of the Arab World for their innovative startup “Useforfait.”
Higher education students from the Mohammed V University at Souissi in Rabat, in the Al Irfane campus represented Morocco at the 2015 MENA competition organized by INJAZ Al-Arab in Mascate in Oman on November 24 and 25.
“Useforfait” is a platform created by Souissi students in Economics and Social Sciences that allows the conversion of unused (remaining) minutes of calls on mobile packages into money which can be then recovered in vouchers or in donations to associations.
“Useforfait” was also voted best young student company in Morocco among 14 other Arab countries for the INJAZ Al-Maghrib competition on September 14, the same source noted.
The winner company was founded by Moroccans Mayssae Azelmat, Ismail Bouguaillou and Rime Bakhir, who also represented Morocco at the 2015 MENA competition.
According to the same source, this is Morocco’s first number one award at the INJAZ Al-Arab competition since its creation in 2004.
INJAZ Al-Arab is a non-profit organization that drives youth education and training in workforce readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship across the Arab World.
The organization’s vision is “to inspire and prepare a generation of Arab youth to utilize their natural talents, inspiration, passion and determination to become the business leaders and entrepreneurs of tomorrow”.
Its network includes Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.