Africa oh Africa, my Africa, our Africa.
Our story begins with the word Ubuntu. Ubuntu, roughly translates to “human kindness”. It is human-ness and the “the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity”
This strong desire to help others drove Ahmed Varachia to start-up, African Feather. He once asked a small business “What’s your website?” the replay was “It’s just too expensive!” – startled by this he then noticed that small businesses neither had the resources, skills or mindset in an ever changing and challenging IT world, which left them being well, small.
He set out on a goal – to e-enable a single small business a month for free. By using open source technologies, upskilling, educating and training them to use technology within their business in order to drive up sales, streamline processes and move their businesses from being small to becoming great.
He couldn’t just sit back and see African businesses not use simple technologies to become better. With over 15 years experience working in IT, it wasn’t just about giving back, but rather being human and living Ubuntu.
One of the sayings in our country is Ubuntu – the essence of being human. Ubuntu speaks particularly about the fact that you can’t exist as a human being in isolation. It speaks about our interconnectedness. You can’t be human all by yourself, and when you have this quality – Ubuntu – you are known for your generosity.
A traveler through a country would stop at a village and he didn’t have to ask for food or for water. Once he stops, the people give him food and attend him. That is one aspect of Ubuntu, but it will have various aspects. Ubuntu does not mean that people should not enrich themselves. The question therefore is: Are you going to do so in order to enable the community around you to be able to improve?
We think of ourselves far too frequently as just individuals, separated from one another, whereas you are connected and what you do affects the whole World. When you do well, it spreads out; it is for the whole of humanity.
Let’s get up Africa, stand up, stand together, work together and do this together.
Our Vision is to see a world which looks towards Africa for everything.
Our goal is to touch African’s lives by fusing technology and business.
Our mission is to enrich African small business with simple, effective and sustainable IT solutions.
Our drive is only for Africans to become great and shine!
Let’s come together and make us great! The only thing holding us back is us. Let’s show them who we are!
Together Feather, Forever Feather, African Feather!
Interest? Why not Join our revolution …
We offer any IT related services to African individuals and small enterprises on a gratuity model (we accept anything even a simple thank you or smile). Sounds strange, well it is (everyone says this isn’t a feasible model) yet here we are, and yes we can, because we are African (not Afri-can’t)!
We want to e-enable Africa within the IT space and are are willing to help you. Do you qualify? Contact us and let’s set something up.
How we work, we like to think of it as virtual cloud offices. We don’t need a place – we live in Africa where the plains a wide and the lands open, where the sunsets are breathtaking and people unique, where the fresh fragrant smell of rains abundant, where the lion roars and the ants amaze. We work anywhere and everywhere.
We happy to simplify IT solutions, one individual, one small company at a time.
Need our help, contact us today and let’s see what we can do to help you (and help yourself).
Want to spend some time with us? Get in touch with us and feel the joys of giving back. Select an organisation and let’s start and make Africa great.
Need experience, why not take on a small project, we’ll guide and mentor you through the process and even provide a reference. Why not build yourself up and make Africa great!
Anyone else interested? Willing to contribute with anything – every little bit helps. Contact us today.
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