Same Problem, Pivoted Solution
An intrapreneur innovates inside another organization, not an external, new company. Khadija came to Morocco as a 2015 Finalist with an idea of bringing modern pedagogical methods to Arabic, African education. She hoped to lift the quality of teachers and education and bring it in line with the 21st century. In the African, Arabic speaking world, Khadija observed educational models in need of innovation and development. Her intrapreneurial idea offered a new approach and a pivot. She would have to work within a school or a foundation to realize her Arabic pedagogy dream a reality.
Two years later, with more knowledge, experience, mentoring and funding, Khadija still sees the same problem; however, her approach has pivoted. The intrapreneur has become an entrepreneur and she is creating her own business, from the ground up.
Her seed idea in 2015 evolve from a desire to better train Arabic speaking educators in Africa, into Seejal.
Seejal is now in eight African, Arab speaking countries. Khadija has 6,500 subscribers to Seejal, and that number grows daily. In 2015, with just a good idea, Khadija’s company is a team of three, with a volunteer board of advisors helping along the way.