Andaloussi Mohammed Abbad

Ashoka Fellow

Citation

This profile was prepared when Andaloussi Mohammed Abbad was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2007.
The New Idea
Andaloussi is mobilizing collaborations between the business sector, schools and their communities, and the government to improve the educational system in Morocco. He created Al Jisr (the Bridge), which seeds and nurtures these collaborations, emphasizing society’s collective responsibility for the enhancement of the educational system in Morocco.

Andaloussi’s model of comprehensive engagement of the business sector moves it beyond charity or philanthropy to true engagement with civil society. Business organizations agree to sponsor or partner with a school, providing their expertise and tools to upgrade the education and services provided and equip the students for professions and trades in an increasingly globalized market. Business leaders join with principals, teachers, students, and parents to form a School Support Committee to assess and remedy the quality of a school. The school community and business support organization (BSO) collaboration aims to make schools more capable of providing higher quality education that leads to change, progress, and development.
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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