Dar Si Hmad for Development, Education and Culture is an independent nonprofit organization founded in 2010 promoting local culture and sustainable initiatives through education and the integration of scientific ingenuity in Southwest Morocco. We operate North Africa's largest fog harvesting project, providing villages with access to potable water. Our Water School and Girls' E-Learning Programs build capacity in the Anti-Atlas Mountains. Through our Ethnographic Field School, researchers and students engage with local communities in Agadir, Sidi Ifni, and the rural Aït Baamrane region for meaningful cross-cultural exchange.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

RISE & THRIVE Common Core: Passion and Enterprise

Our RISE & THRIVE Programs work with Agadir youth to build their employability skills, entrepreneurial potential, and community engagement drive. At the end of each topical module, students from all of the classes come together for a Common Core Conference to hear from and get inspired by an expert in the field.





On Friday 13 May, RISE & THRIVE participants concluded their fifth module on "Entrepreneurial Logistics". More than 116 students attended "Turning Your Passion Into Profits". Zai Miztiq, an author, international speaker, entrepreneur, and coach from Singapore, shared her experience with launching multiple businesses. All of her businesses were inspired by her passions, providing a powerful example of how personal interest can lead to professional success. Her story encouraged young Moroccan participants to reflect on their passions and hobbies in ways that help them identify profitable opportunities.