Canon celebrates 10 years of empowering African youth with the Miraisha program

Canon Celebrates 10 Years of Empowering African Youth with the Miraisha Programme
(Image credit: (Source: Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) | 6 hours ago))

Canon is celebrating the 10-year milestone of its Miraisha program, which creates job opportunities in Africa by providing workshops for photographers, videographers, filmmakers, and print business owners. 

Aligning with Canon’s brand philosophy of Kyosei, which means living and working together for the common good, the name ‘Miraisha’ is a fusion of Japanese and Swahili: Mirai, meaning ‘future’ in Japanese, and Maisha meaning ‘livelihood’ in Swahili.

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Leonie Helm
Staff Writer

After graduating from Cardiff University with an Master's Degree in Journalism, Media and Communications Leonie developed a love of photography after taking a year out to travel around the world. 

While visiting countries such as Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Bangladesh and Ukraine with her trusty Nikon, Leonie learned how to capture the beauty of these inspiring places, and her photography has accompanied her various freelance travel features. 

As well as travel photography Leonie also has a passion for wildlife photography both in the UK and abroad.