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About

Charis.ma project was founded by Invention Academy company specialized in Invention and innovation. The project is directed by a team of activists in the civil society, geek developers and talented designers. The team provides comprehensive solutions with high quality at affordable cost to support leaders and organizations working to promote and spread values of coexistence among the Abrahamic religions.

Mission

Charis.ma project provides technological and administrative support to leaders and organizations working to promote and spread values of coexistence among the Abrahamic religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. We offer comprehensive services and solutions tailored to meet the needs of organizations and religious leaders and help them perform their objectives effectively at affordable cost.

Branding Services

We create your unique Brand and help you reach your ideal audience.

Solutions & Services

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Fundraising Researches

Providing high quality services from fundraising strategy development to impact monitoring.

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Human Resources Training

Improvement of your Human resources performance to positively affect the sustainability of your organization.

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Cause Marketing

Attracting more supports to your organization cause, building stronger relationships and achieving your goals.

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Review & Monitoring

Increase your organization incomes and boost its productivity with efficient methodologies and tools.

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Accounting & Finance

Easily track your organization payments, manage bills and expenses, and get a clear forecast of future bills to pay.

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Consulting & Futuring

Benefit from innovative methodologies and creative tools to help your organization enhance its operation processes.

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Proactive Maintenance

Ensuring your cloud servers are running at peak performance, keeping your data safe and giving you peace of mind.

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Security Solutions

Providing the most logical and affordable security solutions to ensure the safety of your OnCloud organization.

Our Story

1. Morocco a ‘Haven of Coexistence’

Morocco is a country located in the northwestern corner of Africa. Morocco is incredibly geographically diverse with rich coastline on the north and the west, the Atlas Mountains stretching from the central north to the south west, forests, valleys, rivers, and the Sahara desert in the far south. The Amazighs are the original inhabitants, they were influenced by diverse cultures, the Phoenicians, the Carthaginians, the Romans , the Jews and the Arabs.

Morocco’s rich history and its unique geographical location have contributed a lot to enhancing the language diversity in the country. If you come to Morocco, you can hear Moroccans speaking different languages and dialects like Arabic, Tamazight, French, Hebrew...

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charis.ma - The Jews of Morocco

2. The Jews of Morocco

The Moroccan Constitution officially recognizes the Jewish (“Hebraic”) identity as component of Morocco’s national identity and attests to the contribution of Jews to Morocco’s history and culture.

The third chapter of the Constitution defines Morocco as a nation which bases its unity on the contributions of different founding identities and Judaism is mentioned along with Arab, Amazigh , sub-Saharan, Andalusian and Mediterranean cultures. The Jewish community in Morocco has a history spanning over three thousand years. In Morocco, there are synagogues, Mikvaot, old-age homes, and kosher restaurants in Casablanca, Fes, Marrakesh, Mogador, Rabat, Tetuan and Tangier. Moroccan Jews are known for making pilgrimages to the tombs of holy sages and there are 13 such famous and ancient pilgrimage sites which are maintained by local Muslims. Crowds of Moroccan Jews from around the world, including Israel, throng to these graves every year. A unique Moroccan festival, the Mimouna, is celebrated by many Moroccan Jews on the night following Passover. The Mimouna has practically become a national holiday in Israel.

3. Seedling in the desert

200 years ago, a Jew of Amazigh origin named Israel arrived in Safi, a coastal city in western Morocco. Israel settled in the countryside of Safi, he was a trader and conducted trade of goods by leading camel caravans from Safi to Marrakesh. Israel was the father of Algazi and Algazi was the father of Lasry. In the time of Lasry, Morocco went through a painful and turbulent period. During this time (1879-1914), Safi region was governed by a commander, Kaid Aissa ben Omar , a terrible and bloodthirsty commander, many innocent people lost their lives and their properties... The Jews were persecuted because of their religion… Lasry’s family was persecuted like others and his son was forced to convert to Islam.

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4. Nostalgia

Hello! My name is Youness, I am moroccan, I was born in 1980. I am working in the field of technology and I made many inventions. I am the founder and CEO of a company “Invention Academy”. I love the Jewish culture. In my childhood, my grandmother told me many stories about my Jewish ancestors, they were smart, so I decided to be smart like them.

I love calculation, in fact, not the decimal calculation but the binary calculation. My 4th great-grandfather Israel was gifted in decimal calculation. For me two numbers are enough, maybe one day I will be gifted like him at calculation, the binary calculation of course.

5. Jehovah-nissi

In 1997, I designed an encryption algorithm. I was 17 years old. When I showed my researches to my math teacher, he was shocked. Since then, I became famous in the high school and the media has reported on my invention.

It was my first invention, so I decided to give it a special name, a name expressing my identity and history. I chosen the name of “Jehovah-nissi”, the name given by Moses to the altar which he built to celebrate the victory in a battle.

In the beginning, I didn’t tell anyone about the meaning of the name, even the journalists. But in a moment of recklessness, I told my math teacher about the meaning of “Jehovah-nissi”. The math teacher told my physics teacher … now, everyone in the high school knows the meaning of “Jehovah-nissi”. Suddenly, everything was turned upside down. I was rejected and persecuted by all in the high school. I was deeply shocked, I couldn’t believe how people’s feelings can change from admiration to hatred just because I named my invention in Hebrew. After a while, I was forced to leave the high school…

I pursued my studies alone and after years, I got my high school diploma… Then, I studied digital circuits... In that period of time, after leaving the high school, I invented other inventions, I participated in many invention exhibitions and I was one of the founders of “Union of Moroccan Inventors & innovators”. Now, I am the founder and CEO of Invention Academy company the owner of charis.ma project.

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charis.ma - Synagogue in the Cloud

6. Synagogue in the Cloud

The Moroccan Constitution recognizes Jews as one of Morocco’s national identities and core constituents, making Morocco a unique model of co-existence in the Arab world.

In 2013, an historical event took place in Morocco, the complete restoration of the Slat El Fassiyine Synagogue, a historical monument which dates back to the seventeenth century, in the city of Fes. The opening ceremony was attended by a number of distinguished guests, including Mr. Samuel Kaplan, U.S Ambassador to Morocco, Mr. André Azoulay, Senior adviser to king Mohammed VI of Morocco, Mr. Serge Berdugo, President of the Moroccan Jewish community's Council, Mr. Norbert Lamart, President of the German parliament, Mr. Driss El Yazami, President of the Moroccan National Human Rights Council, Mr. Abdelilah Benkirane, Prime Minister of Morocco. On this occasion, HRH the King Mohammed VI addressed a message to the distinguished participants in this celebration, and he attested in his message to the importance of the Hebrew heritage as one of the time-honored components of the Moroccan national identity and called for “the restoration of all the synagogues in the other Moroccan cities so that they may serve not only as places of worship, but also as forums for cultural dialogue and for the promotion of our cultural values”.

Like many Moroccans, I was happy about this event, but I wondered how a synagogue with limited space can be a forum for cultural dialogue for a wide audience? What if the synagogue was a digital space? I started working in my lab on different digital solutions...Through time, the idea evolved and became a mature project, I named “Cloud Synagogue”.

7. Fellowship of dreamers

One hand doesn't clap and living in a society boycotting you is very difficult. But somehow, I meet a friend, after a while we become 4 friends sharing the same ideas and vision, we believe our society needs to change, as racism and Antisemitism are common behaviors, people use the word Jew as an insult… We become active in the civil society defending individual freedoms specially Freedom of religion, and working to encourage our community to accept the values of coexistence with Jews.

We founded For Bladi ( means for my country) Association which organized cultural and educational activities and worked in collaboration with other associations in order to raise awareness, educate the community to respect values of coexistence and freedom of religion…

In 2014, we participated as defenders of freedom of religion in the second edition of the World Human Rights Forum (WHRF) held in the city of Marrakesh.

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charis.ma - The Marrakesh Declaration

8. The Marrakesh Declaration

In 2016, Morocco organized a conference in Marrakesh, entitled “The Rights of Religious Minorities in Predominantly Muslim Majority Communities” was attended by a large number of Muslim scholars, thinkers and their ministers and Muftis of different sects and orientations from more than 120 countries, representatives of the relevant religions and others, inside and outside the Islamic world, and representatives of Islamic and international organizations. They called to “develop a jurisprudence of the concept of "citizenship" which is inclusive of diverse groups.Such jurisprudence shall be rooted in Islamic tradition and principles and mindful of global changes” and to support “all formulations and initiatives that aim to fortify relations and understanding among the various religious groups in the Muslim World”.

After several days of seminars, workshops, free opinion and discussion of ideas, Muslim scholars and intellectuals, with the support of witnesses from other faiths, issued the Marrakesh Declaration on the Rights of Religious Minorities in the Islamic World. The executive summary of the Marrakesh Declaration called upon “the educated, artistic, and creative members of our societies, as well as organizations of civil society, to establish a broad movement for the just treatment of religious minorities in Muslim countries and to raise awareness as to their rights, and to work together to ensure the success of these efforts”.

9. Let there be light

The Marrakesh Declaration was a direct call for the actors in the civil society to work for change, but the associations didn’t interact effectively with the declaration. It was clear that there was a weakness in the associations media performance. Through For Bladi association in collaboration with others associations, we organized training courses, seminars and various activities to raise awareness about the importance of respecting the rights of religious minorities especially Moroccan Jews… In this period, we worked with community media actors to provide media support to associations and to improve their media capabilities. We organized training courses in written, audio-visual and electronic journalism under the supervision of journalists specialized in different fields like radio, digital journalism, social media,… Our efforts have contributed to the creation of numerous digital media websites for individuals and associations.

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10. Charis.ma Project

During the years of our work in civil society and our cooperation with organizations, religious leaders, politicians and media… We have provided hundreds of volunteer hours and we have become more experienced and knowledgeable about the needs of society and the type of services that will effectively influence the capabilities of leaders and organizations. The Cloud Synagogue project has become complete, so I have customized it to suit the needs of civil society organizations and help them to overcome all the constraints related to the headquarter, fundraising, communication with their audiences and the effective and efficient management of their resources...

The charis.ma project owned and operated by Invention Academy company is the fruit of deep experience and serious work for long hours within civil society to understand its needs and in the lab to develop high quality integrated services and solutions based on the open source cloud technology at affordable prices. We encourage leaders and organizations managers to make the move to cloud technology through the product we offer “OnCloud Organization”. This step will ensure a rapid growth for their organizations and an effective communication with wider audiences. Through our creative services and innovative solutions, Organizations leaders and managers can improve their capacities to spread their messages, overcome all the constraints they face like the geographical constraints, languages, funding...Empowering your organization with cloud technology will make your organization digital presence unlimited, you can transmit your message to your target audience with high efficiency and achieve the desired impact, you will be able to manage your organization efficiently and effectively from anywhere, you can recruit employees and volunteers from all over the world and let them work seamlessly and effectively to achieve your objectives without geographical constraints.

OnCloud Organization

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