Seaskin is a start-up that produces and sell products based on fish leather which is a waterproof, resistant leather with différents textures. They use a bio treatment to up-cycle fish waste into various products for retail sales.
EcoHeat is an eco-friendly, cost saving slow cooker; it was designed to reduce firewood burned during cooking, especially in rural villages where wood-burning fire is the primary heat source in cooking. Essentially the product allows the customer to place a pot over a flame for only 20 minutes and then place that pot inside the EcoHeat cooker. The EcoHeat cooker continues to cook the contents of the pan for 5-6 hours without any additional work required.
SPEAK UP is an non profit that will hold activities promoting public speaking skills for children aged from 6 to 12 years old. The public speaking workshops are scheduled after school. Students learn how to deliver speeches and being more comfortable with speaking and presenting to an audience. The space is comfortable, fun, equipped with a stage to provide the children with an interactive experience. Children choose the subjects they want to tackle. The community of little speakers broadcast their creativity throughout the year’s program
Jodhour is the first online store in Morocco that offers resources for the introduction of Arab-Muslim heritage to young children through play. You will find children's books, fun and constructive, toys, board games. Their mission is to provide parents and educators with high quality resources inspired by the Arab-Muslim culture & values. The founders, who are also parents of young children have been faced with the lack of educational resources to introduce the Arab-Muslin cultural and religious heritage to young children.
Ayur is an ‘impact tourism service’ where students and social entrepreneurs who are traveling canbenefit from housing and food services in exchange for volunteering for one to two hours of teaching and/or mentoring people who live in the local area. Check out their Facebook site to learn more and plan your next "impact" travel.
By Claudia G. Green, PhD, Semester at Sea, Spring 2017
My Semester at Sea students in the Social Entrepreneurship course had a hands on experience in Casablanca. Through the New Work Lab incubator we were able to meet five social entrepreneurs, hear about their projects and discussion the challenges and opportunities they faced. Here are some examples of the Moroccan social entrepreneurs projects: