China has opened many opportunities for young African people. After the increase in it's enrolment of African students in various institutions of higher learning, many young businesses have been created. Many African students are taking advantage of the great opportunities and resources at their disposal. One such company birthed in China is KAIRO.
WHAT DOES KAIRO MEAN?
Kai Rave Organisation is the full name. Kai 凯 is a Chinese word which means triumph. KAIRO's motto is 'INNOVATION CREATES OPPORTUNITY'.
KAIRO is a company founded in November 2016 by a young Zambian foreign student Akio Morita Sanga. He is a final year Mechatronics Engineering student at Shenyang Aerospace University in China.
KAIRO started off as an Event Management Company. However, it headed for a big turn when Akio became the leader of the Design Department in the international student union of his university and it was there that his love for graphics grew. While in the student union, he partnered with Adly Nkosenhle from Zimbabwe and together they worked hard to build the union's design department and KAIRO. The company is developing under Akio's vision.
Akio on his major Mechatronics Engineering, "It is a very diverse engineering field and it's the future of engineering field.It involves robotics, machinery design, 3D printing and many other areas." Akio's area of study complements KAIRO.
WHAT DOES KAIRO DO?
In summary KAIRO is into event branding, logo designs, posters, flyers, backdrops, promotional video, banners and many more.
When one has a vision and a drive, it doesn't matter where they are or where they come from. The two young men are building a brand that even in its 2 years of operation, has already produced some great products. For the past 2 years KAIRO has been working hard to build great innovative brands for Africans who want to communicate their vision by design. He believes design isn't just about being attractive but bringing out clarity to what exactly your vision is like.
They have so far created over 40 brands and branded different events which include fashion shows. KAIRO being engineered by young minds is always a step ahead. These young innovators understand that in business you can't stand alone. They have built partnerships with well established companies to expand KAIRO's influence in the market. Indeed their work is speaking for them.
You don't need to have much in order to give back to the community that's lifting you up. KAIRO also sponsors black-owned events to promote others. The organisation is now going into innovative production in engineering and other products like clothing and prints, creative video advertisements and commercials.
The sky is the limit if we put our minds to what we are doing. Good work always triumphs over bad. Their quality work and dedication to delivering services on time has won them the hearts of many. KAIRO's work was recognized at the recently held Pride of Africa Asia-Pacific Awards 2018 in Beijing. These awards are hosted by Appreciate Africa Network to appreciate the excellent work being done by Africans to uplift the African communities especially in China. KAIRO won best CREATIVITY AND ENTERPRISE Award. The award was received by the founder Akio in the absence of his partner Adly who couldn't make it to the ceremony.
ADVICE FOR OTHER YOUNG PEOPLE FROM AKIO.
Start small and build good relationships. Business is all about relationships and you need the right support. China is the best place to start something because of resources and many opportunities. Business is about consistency and strategy. I urge young people to go for their dreams.
KAIRO was born to be an international brand and that's what it's working on doing now. The sky is indeed the limit for these two young creative men. The best is yet to come from KAIRO. Africa's future is indeed bright with the rise of a generation that is daring and go-getters. Get inspired by their story and put your dreams and visions into action.
Virtue is a moral excellence. Quality that is regarded to be morally good. Cardinal virtues are temperance, prudence, courage and justice.Theological virtues are faith, hope and love. Sounds familiar, well, this describes the Women Of Virtue.
Women Of Virtue |WOV| is a women oriented organisation started by Zimbabwean daughter Marian Rugare Moyo. The organisation has about 2 000 members around China and is operational in 15 cities.
Everyone has enough problems already, crying and feeling sorry for yourself will not solve anything. Rise above your challenge. Such is the life of Ms Marian.
At WOV women are taught the fundamentals of women's life. Those aspects often overlooked on the pulpit like how to dress for interviews, how to line eyebrows and those etiquette acts women should know. WOV does monthly challenges for women which include fitness challenges. In order to fully manifest one's potential,one needs to be fit hence WOV understands the importance of a complete make-over. Physical fitness is as important as an other area in a woman's life.
Through WOV Marian works with many other individuals and companies to help the women. They also hold business expos in different cities to empower women with the knowledge and skills they need to venture into businesses. Marian says, "We are in China right now and there are a lot of opportunities available for business. Many women do not know how to go about it, so at WOV we help each other. Share ideas and strategies. Empowering each other."
WHAT INSPIRED THE CREATION OF WOMEN OF VIRTUE?
DIVORCE. WOV was started after a personal hurting experience Ms Marian went through which is divorce. It was the pain of separation and rejection that instead of pushing her down catapulted her to a higher level. She speaks boldly about her experience, "I thought that was the end of my life."
"In that situation I was wondering what other people who were going through the same predicament as myself were feeling, who they were talking to and what they were doing. In that loneliness and hurt I realised I was to do something. I realised that there was something more about me, something I can do and I can give."
One can feel the passion in her voice as she begins to talk about women. "I truly believe in the sisters around me. We all need a little push and encouragement. In my pain and dark hours it was other sisters who stood by me."
WOV is about bringing women together and making it work together. Ms Marian strongly believes that women can work together contrary to what many people say. Her organisation has women uplifting each other mentally, socially and financially. "Women can be powerful together, they can open companies together, they can build each other up. That's what Women Of Virtue is all about,"she emphasises.
WOV is a Christian based organisation hence everything is done according to the word of God."...what we teach and do should not be contrary to the Word of God,"Marian says.
Never allow any situation to get the best of you.Work on that mindset of feeling sorry for yourself. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Ms Marian is indeed an inspiration to us all. Her hard work and resilience makes her outstanding. It is for this reason that she was voted as the Outstanding Community Champion at the recently held Pride of Africa Asia-Pacific Awards 2018 in Beijing.
So often good works are taken for granted. It a blessing to be appreciated for your selfless services to the community. Speaking soon after receiving the award Marian said,"I really appreciate this gesture.However, this award is not for me alone, but also for other sisters who have given their all to see WOV reach this far."
She is a real pride to all women and her family.A mother of two beautiful kids, Ms Marian works with great diligence and perseverance in everything she does.
Besides WOV duties, she is also a business woman and has a registered Consultancy Company in China. Never let circumstances derail you, Marian used the stones thrown at her to build an empire. Instead of wallowing in sorrow and self pity, she drowned herself in books and has since graduated with a Degree in International Trade and Economics from Aeronautical University in Shenyang, China.
Never give up. No matter the situation you are in just keep moving. If necessary regain it an inch at a time. Ms Marian is leading by example. The birth of WOV is a blessing to all. Women represent all.
Ms Marian Rugare Moyo made it very clear that, "WOMEN CAN BE POWERFUL TOGETHER. "Women Of Virtue stands on that ground. It might have been a one person vision but it has now turned into a world of its own. Women need to rise above petty fights and bitterness. Sometimes it's hard to do it alone and that's why platforms like WOV are available.
Not only is Ms Marian limited to what mentioned above, she is also a worshipper as she ministers through gospel music. She is ever busy yet ever available when needed.
Gain control over your mind and act today. Make that decision and find your strength. Don't worry.It's never going to be easy but it's going to be worth it. Don't surrender to misery another day.
Women Of Virtue is a blessing to many as it strives to produce a woman of temperance,prudence,courage and justice. A woman of faith, full of hope and love.
WOMEN OF VIRTUE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2018
Date.October 4-6 2018,Shenyang, China.
For more details contact +86 186 4205 2982