Road To Success

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Road To Success: I want to help HS. students to see, to build and to believe in that road.

Fes, MoroccoFes, Morocco
Year Founded:
Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Project Stage:
$1,000 - $10,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

How many brilliant and ingenious students that came from a poor social side are successful? It is the time to change the Moroccan community quote "Success is made for those who are rich" and help these students to build and believe in their own road to success.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

What if we can make every brilliant student a brilliant leader and change maker regarding his social position ?
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

In Morocco, and mainly in the old Medina of Fez, I got the chance to meet many brilliant students that study in the public high school that could not get the chance to continue their studies because of lack of financial support or because they are forced to work to help their families. Our society is ruthless and I feel that my city is losing some ingenious minds. It is important to open our hearts and to bring awareness to my community.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

Road To success is a project that aims to gather the best high school students that came from a difficult social side or live in a poor conditions, to help them to get to the best universities in Morocco and abroad, to have access to scholarships, to beneficiate from mentorship and tutoring courses, and to motivate them to be the future leaders of their community and inspire other students to success. I believe that every one of us has his own road to Success. I want to help high school students to see that road, to build that road and to believe in that road. I want to end the quote of "Success is for rich people!». By orientation and guidance through a network, I believe that we can help students to know their road and to build it.


Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Ahmed, a Moroccan student from the old Medina that has always dream to become a Doctor. His passion since his childhood was to help sick people and to reduce their pain. However, Ahmed is not a student like the others, his family is very poor, his parents are divorced and he is the only male child in his family. Because of his social conditions and even though he is brilliant, he was obliged to quit school looking for a job to save his family. Road to Success made Ahmed dream become a reality. Through mentorship, we linked Ahmed dream to a professional in the business. The mentor was able to guide and orient him. We have been able to pay some of his charges and inspire him for change. Not only that, the story of Ahmed inspires now others!

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

The Road to Success project has many impacts. We will have three main programs that the selected students will go through: Assistance program, Mentoring program and finally the Learning program. Each one of these programs aims to have a specific impact. The first one aims to assist student to access to the University of their Dreams and help them to find appropriate scholarships. The second one aims to adhere them to a global network of university students and professionals of the field, so that they can have a global idea of what their future life will be and motivate them for change. The last program aims to support and inspire these students by personal development courses so that they can be future change makers. From Access to Success, our impact will be simply measured by making the students dream become a reality. And inspiring others by breaking the stereotype of rich&success

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

From Access to success, we want every student to be able to achieve his dream regarding his social position. Our strategy is to target a special group of students that really need help and make them achieve their dreams. By having partnerships with universities, we will be able to offer free tuiton to these students and we will involve these students in community service so that they can help other people. This will help us to attract more sponsors and have more funds. We will start the project locally in Fez and in 10 years we want to be able to touch mainly the rural areas.

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

Our project will mainly be financed by funds and partners. We will create partnership with universities so that they can give us a free tuition for these excellent students. Also, our students will be volunteers in other associations in return which will help us to gain more visibility and have more sponsors. We will start our project with Ashoka fund (1000$). Then we will get the funding from the Alumni innovation fund of the USA department.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

In Morocco, there is no organization that helps poor students. Quitting high school at an early age to start working is a dangerous problem, especially when these students are brilliant. We seek to break the stereotype of Rich&Successful. Because, many students think that you cannot be successful if your parents are not rich enough. We want to help these students to be the future leaders. I believe they already have the base of excellence. They only need to embrace it through the process of mentorship and guidance. We want to make them able to inspire other people of their social area.

Founding Story

The Road to Success story started when I met for the first time, several students and heard the story of some from the old Medina of Fez, who obtained very good grades in their High school degree but were unable to access several Moroccan schools due to a lack of financial sources. I met also, with students who study in public schools and give up studies because they have many social issues. Also, some have a dream to study abroad, others just want to know what position to take in their Road to success. That is where I got the idea to develop a project in favor of this small community that remains very important, but that is not heard, not motivated and look toward a voice for success.


Fatima Zahra Mechyakha --> Founder (Full time) --> Administration & Organization department Professional experience U.S. Department of State (Washington DC.) Alumni - Represent The Moroccan Community in the United states of America. - Work on the Global Investment Study project in Morocco. - Recruit fellow alumni for projects and competitions. North Africa Bottling Company – Nabc – Ltd, Internship in HR, Finance and Accounting Department – (2months) -Accounting Bills and Management of special journals (customers and suppliers). - Managed accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll departments. - Developed Investment Business Plans, Financial Assets, profitability and Business Analysis. Education -Master 2 Exchange student, Mevlana Exchange Program at Karamanoğlu Mehmetbey University, Turkey. - Master 1 of Corporate Finance, ISCAE Group (l’Institut S upérieur de Commerce et d’Administration des Entreprises), Casablanca, kingdom O f Morocco, 2013-2016. - Economics and Trade Preparatory Classes ‘ECT’, Moulay El Hassan, Tanger, kingdom Of Morocco, 2011-2013. (Ranked 5th in Morocco). - High School Degree in Economics, Lycée Salah Eddine El Ayoubi, Fez, kingdom O f Morocco, 2011. (First Class Honors) CERTIFICATIONS & ACHIEVEMENTS - Alumni of the 2015 SUSI Program on Social Entrepreneurship, University of Connecticut, USA. - Mevlana Exchange program Scholarship at Karamanoğlu Mehmetbey University, Turkey. - Alumni of Future Leaders Academy, 6th edition under the theme of leadership, Casablanca. - The Quest by Unilever, Participation in the experience day Competition and Finalist. -ACE Manager by BNP Paribas Bank, Winner of 1st place at ISCAE Casablanca, Morocco. - Coles Conexus challenge by Kennesaw State University, Team leader at the Business game stimulation. -ILLAFTRAIN THE HR DEVELOPMENT LEADER, UK, Studying Excellence Training program. Sarah Moussaoui --> Co-founder --> Financial department -Master Student at ENA Rabat (2015) (Engineering) - SUSI Alumni for Women's leadership program at the University of Kansas. - World Youth Alliance member and volunteer. Taha Akesbi --> Communication & Advertizing department -Preparatory classes (undergraduate student) major in Business administration. - Team Basketball leader Abdelmalke Mechyakha ---> Sponsoring & external relations department -1st year University student at (USMBA University at Fez Morocco) -Blogger and Volunteer of UN Amina Zaher --> Logistics department -Bachelor student in arabic literature and history - Art and design fiels as an area of interest
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