Alibaba Group Founder Ma Yun’s Speech at the University of Nairobi Ended Perfectly
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Tue, 2017-08-01 22:45

Local time July 20th, Alibaba Group founder, executive chairman of the board Ma Yun conducted a speech with the theme of "Empowered African Young Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses, a Game Changer" and conversed with hundreds of Kenyan youth entrepreneurs in Chandaria Center for Performing Arts .

Prof. Peter Mbithi, President of the University of Nairobi, welcomed the arrival of the Ma’s team and said that the arrival of Ma will lead to a better development of Kenya's economy and that the two countries will have more economic cooperation.

In his speech, Ma shared his idea on how to win respect in the process of getting along with people, how to learn knowledge and skills, pointed out that good teachers should hope that students of theirs can be more excellent than themselves and keep learning, and explained how to face mistakes and failure in career. Ma stressed that the Internet is a good opportunity for Africa, and Africa does not need to imitate other countries, African people can go their own way and avoid the former mistakes. For young people, the young is the capital, young people are not supposed to concern too much when starting a business.

Ma shared his views and wisdom in many aspects and explored opportunities to participate in global trade with Kenyan youth. Kenyan local young entrepreneurs said that practical advice and inspiration were gained in Ma's speech. His entrepreneurial view is very profound, because entrepreneurship can create jobs, promote economic development, improve social conditions, and solve environmental problems. These are the problems that are urgently to be solved in Africa.

The Confucius Institute at the University of Nairobi, as the coordinator of the lecture, undertook part of the work to ensure the order of the event and to facilitate the smooth conduct of the event. Confucius Institute at the University of Nairobi, since its inception, many companies have come to cooperate to organize activities. At the same time, Confucius Institute has its own choir, dance groups and lion dance team, successfully held a number of cultural activities and get the audience's praise.

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Tue, 2023-08-01 22:45