The Benabdallah Private School Group in Marrakech and the Finnish franchise FinlandWay International Preschools signed a memorandum of cooperation, bringing in a Finnish curriculum for Benabdallah’s pre-school education.
As the first of its kind not only in Morocco but also in Africa, the groundbreaking initiative will target children aged 12 months to 6 years with innovative teaching based on the latest Finnish play-based teaching methods.
“It’s about bringing new life to our methods to better support younger generations in acquiring knowledge and developing their skills,” said Adnane Benabdellah, the founder of the private school group.
The co-founding president of FinlandWay, Noora Laitio, noted that her company will offer students a participative, fun, and effective program and a comprehensive school curriculum designed to lay a solid foundation for lifelong learning.
Laitio added that parents will also benefit from an e-learning system to track their children’s progress, which will “help parents and school work together to support student development to develop the key skills for their future.”
Led by Finnish experts, the project also aims to offer nine months of online courses for educators with methods best suited to the needs of Moroccan children.
Finland is well-known for its high quality education. It ranks among the top countries worldwide, especially in science, mathematics, and reading, according to the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2015 report.