Let's Build the Future Together
WHO WE ARE
ForBladi is a non-profit organization founded by Middle Eastern inventors in 2015. ForBladi aims to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the global digital transformation of the Middle East and Africa by creating projects and motivating and mentoring young creators. The headquarters of ForBladi are located in Morocco.
REBUILDING THE WORLD
A father was trying to read the newspaper, but his little son kept pestering him.
Finally, the father grew tired of this and, tearing a page from the newspaper – one that bore a map of the world – he cut it into several pieces and handed them to his son. ‘Right, now you’ve got something to do. I’ve given you a map of the world and I want to see if you can put it back together correctly.’
He resumed his reading, knowing that the task would keep the child occupied for the rest of the day. However, a quarter of an hour later, the boy returned with the map. ‘Has your mother been teaching you geography?’ asked his father in astonishment.
‘I don’t even know what that is,’ replied the boy. ‘But there was a photo of a man on the other side of the page, so I put the man back together and found I’d put the world back together too.’
The expression "ForBladi" is composed of two words: "For" and "Bladi" is an Arabic word meaning "the land on which human being lives", in other words "Our Planet"..
The wings are inspired from Averroes' quote: "Ideas have wings flying towards their owners", and the Arabic expression means "when we build the human being, we build the place where he lives, namely our planet Earth". This expression is inspired from the story of the novelist Paolo Coelho "Rebuilding the world".
MIDDLE EAST 4.0
The Middle East 4.0 project was launched by ForBladi in 2020 to encourage, mentor and accelerate initiatives aimed at digital transformation of all sectors in the Middle East to be ready to face the challenges and benefit from the technologies of the fourth industrial revolution.
ForBladi aims to be a key player in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and accelerating the digital transformation in the Middle East and Africa.
ForBladi trains, mentors and supports young people so they can create projects to achieve sustainable development in their communities.