Zoexpertiz: bringing culture and business together
"We all know the local languages, cooking and African art represent great value for Africa but we do not use these values to create wealth for each people, each community, each country and for the whole Africa in general." Mipagyendou, a 27 year old from Togo
In Togo, Mipagyendou was the first-born into a family of 8. Ever since childhood he has felt a weight of responsibility, which more recently, he has developed into an entrepreneurial spirit. The same weight of responsibility he feels towards his family, he also feels towards his Togolese culture. It is indeed a culture worth sharing, as the 27 entrepreneur realizes, and so Mipagyendou wants to do just that.
Culture Goes Online
In much of the world, locals and tourists alike enjoy cooking, the arts, and language. Why not create an online learning platform to share these things? Mipagyendous’s company, Zoexpertiz will create online learning programs, accessible with tablets, computers, and smartphones. These programs will promote language learning, share cooking lessons, and art programs. The lessons will be country specific.
Mipagyendous’s vision is that “every African country will be organized to promote their languages through the platform.” He envisions a platform that increases jobs skills and employment, and also boosts tourism. Foreigners coming in to a country can first complete the modules about say, Togolese food, or West African art, or Togolese greetings. The business is a win-win for tourists and locals alike.
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