Moroccan trails in Scandinavia.. Hassan Karzazi combines investment performance with cultural expression
Hassan Karzazi still retains al-Wajdi’s accent when speaking Moroccan despite his stability in Denmark for nearly 33 years. that such steps, while simple in their totality, contribute to development by creating jobs at home.
On the other hand, Karzasi’s simplicity is a prominent feature in the package of cultural events interested in Moroccan identity at the Danish level in general and in the capital Copenhagen in particular, as he does not consider himself serious during these appointments. as he acts as an ambassador for all Moroccan cultures and encourages their incorporation into the new generation of Moroccans, as well as helping Danes to achieve a deeper understanding of Moroccan specificity.
Hassan Karzazi’s upbringing was connected with the center of the city of Oujda, the capital of the eastern region of Morocco, specifically with “Darb al-Arab” and Sidi Belut boulevard, since he grew up in a popular area rich in solidarity among the inhabitants, and thus he was inhabited by tendencies of solidarity, which are still reflected in his behavior, despite the fact that he missed 3 decades of living in Denmark.
Hasan says: “The place where I was born was one of the most wonderful places in the popular area in which I grew up, and remains so to this day, based on my view of the events that the city of Oujda knew, and I still have I have wonderful memories of living there, including my desire to learn from elementary school.” Ibn Tufail, next to the family home.
Karzazi moved from Allal al-Fassi Preparatory School to Ziri ibn Attia High School as soon as he became a future aircraft pilot due to his excellence in mathematics during his years of study, but his shock was severe after he failed his bachelor’s degree exams. successive courses to visit the influence of visiting members of the community and Jeddah every summer. The end of the eighties of the twentieth century, and decides to try his luck in exile by the nineties.
Hassan Karzazi benefited from having a sister who preceded him to settle in Scandinavia to join her in Denmark to get to know the country before contemplating his desire to live in this geographical area located in the northern part of Western Europe , and in doing so, he made those around him feel his intention to spend a period of rest abroad before returning to Oujda.
The Danish Moroccan himself comments on what happened during that period, saying: “At that time there was no visa between Morocco and Denmark, and every arrival allowed by Danish laws to stay on the lands of this country for 3 months as a tourist, so I tried use this time in such a way as to decide to stay. It was a new beginning for my life.”
Karzasi worked, after completing the legal period that allows him to have permanent status in Denmark, to regularize his status by marrying a Danish woman who lived next to his sister, so Hassan began to try to gradually integrate into Danish society, and seek to develop his position in new space in which he settles.
Hassan Karzazi believes that his fear of integration ended up imprinting on his first relationship with Danish society, and emphasizes that the quality of his upbringing contributed to the dispelling of all misunderstandings, and therefore communication with people went smoothly and without any convulsions of consciousness. of any kind, which contributed to gaining confidence in all subsequent stations.
Ibn Wajda clarifies when he mentions: “I have striven to deal honestly with people, avoiding any form of lies, in order to remain satisfied with myself, regardless of the results. Whenever the opportunity arises, I belong to the sublime Moroccan civilization, which deserves respect and gratitude.
In addition to all this, Hassan received a linguistic training that allows him to control the communication in Danish, and he achieved this goal thanks to the support received from his nephews in order to overcome some difficulties in understanding, in addition to putting his linguistic achievements during training in Oujda to complete the training blocks without falling into impressive stumbling blocks. Karzazi also combined language learning with participation in activities that help practitioners in various activities.
Investments in Denmark and Morocco
Hassan Karzazi’s work was related to the hospitality industry at the beginning of his actual work in Denmark, after he began to control the language of the inhabitants of the country, and from this position he sought to benefit from the experience and knowledge of various professional structures in this field, especially operations related to with the intervention of chefs in the preparation of dishes from the moment a request is received until they are delivered to customers.
In the next phase, those who came from the east to Morocco moved on to work in the transport and distribution of goods, starting with a single truck, before the project was designed to be more profitable with a fleet of vehicles and full-time employees. brigades for the distribution of newspapers and magazines. Hassan also took advantage of his first experience in the hospitality industry to invest in a coffee shop in Denmark.
On the other hand, Hassan Karzazi has embarked on other investment projects in Morocco, focusing on the city of Oujda and having partners in some of them, including my service premises called Al Menza Park, the last of which was represented by a gas station in east, as well as a solid restaurant serving high quality food.
Hassan Karzazi has been associated with voluntary civic work in Denmark for many years through initiatives that take care of the religious affairs of Moroccans and introduce them to the diverse cultures of the homeland, which leads to belonging to a collective structure that bears the name of the Danish-Moroccan Forum, which is the culmination of an individual journey in a collective form, including a group of members of the Moroccan community living in this Scandinavian country.
Hassan says in this piece: “The main goal is to bridge the gap between Denmark and Morocco and to promote the development of bilateral relations between the two kingdoms, and the emphasis on providing a true understanding of the cultural components remains the first entry point for success in this, since the Dane must really know the Moroccan, just as Moroccans are bound to imbibe Danish idiosyncrasies.”
Karzasi also believes that community members can integrate into Danish society without leading to separation from their original identity or roots, so most people of Moroccan descent are still driven by the interests of the homeland, and for this he promotes, through the Danish-Moroccan Forum in events that commemorate religious and national events in the Moroccan style, to ensure that the new generation is connected to their origins on the one hand, and to acquaint Danish society with Morocco and Moroccans.
Migrate with confidence
Hassan Karzazi believes that those who participate in the immigration experience, whether with delegations in Denmark, Scandinavia or any region of the world, should take the first step to express their desire to receive what facilitates their integration into a new space of stability, and the lack of it abuse, even if the farmer comes later, takes time and effort.
He, who has lived in Denmark for more than 30 years, emphasizes that those who seek themselves outside of Morocco can use the experience of those who preceded them to realize what awaits them with tested eyes, emphasizing that he, along with a number of his acquaintances of Moroccan origin, seeks to give advice to newcomers whenever they discover desires in the Overcoming of Obstacles, as they seek to overcome some of the obstacles, as far as possible, through their network of relationships and within a purely friendly framework.
“Circumstances have changed around the world and regular immigration has become the only refuge for those who want to chart a successful immigration path while lawbreakers only reap trouble wherever they go and travel, so I encourage immigration through legal means while opportunities multiply to satisfy. all serious aspirations for development, and I see that the Moroccan community needs new blood to complete the work of the previous ones with confidence,” concludes Hassan Karzazi.