Rabat – Siham Meftahi, a 22-year old Moroccan entrepreneur and an engineering student, has received the Maghreb Engineering Student Award as part of the Ingénieuses 2018 operation, aimed to develop the engineering skills of young girls.
Ingénieuses 2018 was organized by the Conference of Directors of the French Schools of Engineers (CDEFI) in partnership with the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF).
According to a statement obtained by Morocco World News from Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie, the Maghreb Engineering Student Award recognizes the commitment of students enrolled in engineering studies at AUF member institutions in Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria.
Siham was rewarded for her academic career, professional ambitions, and commitment to empowering housewives through her project, Safe Eat.
Meftahi founded Safe Eat in 2016. The project encourages women to prepare healthy homemade dishes, which are then marketed online.
In an interview with MWN, Meftahi said that she had always wanted to create her own startup that would make a positive impact on the lives of Moroccan women.
In 2014, Meftahi joined École Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Métiers in Casablanca (ENSAM), where she studied industrial engineering. During her first year at the school, she joined ENSAM’s Enactus club for young business leaders.
Her project, Safe Eat, made it to the top nine projects in the world at the 2017 Google Search Stories competition organized by Google Business Group (GBG).
Meftahi was then the only Moroccan, African, and Arab finalist in the competition.