Raza, whose parents are immigrants from India, was a Shaper Talk speaker, where attendees shared ideas with the community and highlighted viable ideas for innovation.
The topic of the talk was titled “How can young people deliver value by adopting the essential skills, research and development tools needed for the digital economy?”
Raza said he always asked the ‘why not?
Shortly after graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, he joined the family business and at the same time co-founded an accessories brand known as ‘Shona Tanzania’.
Raza reveals that she has always been inspired by Tanzania’s vibrant culture and the unique skill sets of its people.
According to him, his main focus is to celebrate the creativity of the continent by creating meaningful accessories that give a sense of identity to those who use them and generate income for those involved in their creation. .
In his view, Raza focused on what changes are taking place and what more needs to be done to ensure the health and well-being of future generations.
Raza says she has realized that Africa, and especially Tanzania, offers immense opportunities for growth, learning and self-development.
“We live in places that are not entirely urban at times, which gives us the opportunity to get outside.
He says people have practiced certain cultures for decades, so young people should take the opportunity to go out and meet people they find interesting.
Using Tanzania as an example, he said some people have amazing stories, adding that those who have difficulty sitting and talking cannot learn much of what they can do in today’s world. rice field.
Raza said: So we have to make sure we are moving with the culture. “
“Otherwise, you will be left behind and will not be able to pass on the culture you inherited from your father to the next generation exactly,” he reveals.
“The next generation, already challenged by globalization and the many technological advances we see today, is bringing a global culture, but at the same time isolating everyone from his culture,” he adds. .
He said it is important for Tanzanian youth to look to different fields. Doing so will allow them to discover new things and explore something that will lead to their growth.
“Often we are very comfortable in our living spaces. Places like Dar es Salaam are growing so fast and technologically advanced that sometimes we forget about other places. ’” he explains.
Raza said Tanzania’s rural areas are still developing very rapidly, but in a way that local residents do not feel customary.
Self-made entrepreneurs need to go out, leave offices and schools, go to villages, meet people they’ve never met and areas they’ve rarely set foot in, before young people make decisions. warns that there is
“I am currently trying to learn as much as possible about the Tanzanian culture as a businessman about how I got there, how I was influenced and how it will grow in the future.” He said.
“I have a broader vision of working with different artisan groups to create income streams and celebrate African culture every day.”
“I hope that one day we will be able to produce stable people and grow in a way that allows them to develop their talents and grow as young people in Tanzania,” he added.
“You shouldn’t shy away from people you see. We don’t put up barriers. They’re more likely to respond positively so you can engage with them.”
Mr Raza further said that globalization has caused a moral decline among most young people in Tanzania, giving international languages a higher value, thus reducing the dominance of local languages.
Tanzania is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. From the tall, graceful Maasai warriors, to the ancient ways of the Hadza Bushmen, to the resourceful farming methods of the Wamer, to the artistic talents of the Makonde, to the farmers and merchants of Chaga.
It is a culturally eclectic and largely homogenous society, very rich in ancient culture and traditions.
Locals are well known for being friendly and polite to visitors, and there is a strong sense of national pride that reverberates throughout the country.