While growing up in Kenya, Ashif Mawji (Computer Systems Technology ’92) learned from his parents that if he wanted something he would have to work for it. That stayed with him when he came to Edmonton, where he attended NAIT before going on to become one of the city’s most successful entrepreneurs, founding a series of IT companies.
Another lesson stayed with him as well. “Back in Kenya, we’d always share. Even if we had a little bit, we would share that.” That’s one of the reasons Mawji and his family have made the largest donation NAIT has ever received from an alumnus. Their gift of $1 million established the Mawji Centre for New Venture and Student Entrepreneurship.
Watch the video to learn more about Ashif and his essential effect at NAIT.
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