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About us

Brainwek Education is an Edtech and educational consultancy company that is building innovative technologies to digitize Africa’s classrooms.

Schools in Sub-saharan Africa were already dealing with inadequate teaching and learning materials for teachers and students as well as the absence much-technology in the classroom. For instance, teachers spend so much time dictating notes to students or writing notes on chalkboards for students to copy into their notebooks. Our research has shown that teachers can teach three to five times as fast as they currently do if they could simply send their lesson notes to students digitally. The absence of technology such as smartboards as well as screens, projectors and also prevents teachers from incorporating digital teaching materials like simulations and animations to deepen student understanding of concepts taught.

The advent of the coronavirus pandemic has revealed the inadequacies of Africa’s educational systems and has rendered many incapable of learning and growing academically. This interruption in teaching and learning is due to the absence of strong technological systems to support teaching and learning in our schools.

The Brainwek Learning Managing System takes the features of advanced Learning Management Systems like Sakai, Blackboard and Canvas and compresses them into a mobile-first platform with cutting edge-bandwidth management and internet access features. The result is a modern Learning Management System adapted to Africa’s needs to help Schools, Tutor Groups and Private Tutors to deliver the much-needed tuition to our vulnerable kids during this pandemic and beyond.

As an edtech firm, we’ve been working over the last few months to build an innovative Learning Management System that will allow teachers and students to teach and learn everywhere they are on the continent from the comfort of their homes.

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Dzidefo Afram

Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer
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John Kotey

Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer
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Elikem Affram

Co-founder, Chief Operations Officer
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Queencilla Hammond

Co-founder, Chief Research Officer
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Fraser Affram

Co-founder, Chief Compliance Officer
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Belle Dollar-Bill

Chief Marketing Officer
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Bharathi Dharmaraj

Technical Lead
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René Boateng

Technical Support Lead/Monitoring & Evaluation Lead
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Chelsea Hernandez

Country Director, USA
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Nohmailee Yarzue

Country Director, Liberia
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Dzidefo Afram

Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer
Email:
dzidefo@gmail.com
Phone:
+233 20 817 3733

Bio Detail

MSc. Geodetic Engineering, University of Science & Technology (2010)

BSc. Geology and Physics, University of Ghana, Legon (2002)

Teacher, Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School, Legon (2002 – present)

Physics Coach & Mentor, Secondary Education Improvement Program (SEIP, Ghana), 2005 – present

Co-Author, Understanding Senior High School Physics, Cudjoe, D., J. & Affram, D. (2018). Sedco Publishing Co. Ltd.

Award Winner, Best Physics Teacher (PRESEC SRC Awards, 2009).

4-time Winning Coach of the National Science and Math Quiz.

Coached Presec-Legon to win 4 of their 6 trophies winning the last one in Oct 2020

Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer, Brainwek Education(2020)

John Kotey

Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer
Email:
john.k.kotey@gmail.com
Phone:
+233 55 459 7625

Bio Detail

BS Electrical Engineering, Columbia University, USA (2017)

Co-founder & Executive Director, Internal Affairs at FLIP National U.S.A.

Co-founder & Vice President, External Affairs for Nsesa Foundation.

Program Manager, Students of Color in Technology and Entrepreneurship (SOCITE), a program under President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative Google Code Next & UN-MCN Millennium Fellowships

Columbia University Kings Crown Leadership Excellence Awards in Community Building (2015) and Civic Responsibility (2017)

Columbia University Engineering Senior Marshal (2017)

Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer, Brainwek Education (2020)

Elikem Affram

Co-founder, Chief Operations Officer
Email:
elikem2@gmail.com
Phone:
+49 1577 2813858

Bio Detail

MSc. Information Engineering & Computer Science, Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, Germany (2019).

BSc. Information Technology, University of Cape Coast, Ghana (2008).

Technical Support Engineer, Broadband Home Ltd (2008 – 2012).

Systems Engineer, Deutsche Glasfaser Germany (….to present).

Co-founder & Chief Operations Officer, Brainwek Virtual School (2020)

Queencilla Hammond

Co-founder, Chief Research Officer
Email:
queencilla@gmail.com
Phone:
+1 (309) 750-7314

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PhD Candidate in Criminal Justice, University of Massachusetts, Lowell (2018 – Present)

MSc. Criminal Justice, Illinois State University, U.S.A (2018).

B.A. Sociology, University of Science & Technology, Ghana (2015).

Administrative Assistant, Illinois State University (2016 – 2017).

Graduate Research & Teaching Assistant, UMass Lowell (2018 – present).

Co-founder & Chief Research Officer, Brainwek Education (2020)

Fraser Affram

Co-founder, Chief Compliance Officer
Email:
fraser@gmail.com
Phone:
+61 423 028 87

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BSc. Actuarial Science, University of Science & Technology (2012)

HND Electrical Engineering Ho Technical University (2005)

Member, Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (2016 –present)

Field Supervisor, Post Tension Company, Australia (2016 – present)

Quality Control Manager, BGIMPEX Ltd (2007-2008)

Co-founder & Chief Compliance Officer, Brainwek Education (2020

Belle Dollar-Bill

Chief Marketing Officer
Email:
belle@brainwek.com
Phone:
+233 50 156 1849

Bio Detail

B.A. Religious Studies, Valley View University (VVU) (2011).

Diploma in Business Studies, Accra Technical University (1998).

Country Director, Adventist World Radio Ghana (2006 to date).

Media Centre Director & Radio Station Manager, VVU (2010-2019)

Communication and Public Affairs Director, Meridian Ghana Conference of Adventists (2017 -2019)

Chief Content Producer/Director, Hope TV Ghana, Kumasi Studio (2019 - present).

Founder & CEO, Country Media (2004-2019)

Published work: VVU History, Worldwide Adventist Encyclopedia (2020)

Best Staff Award, VVU (2011)

Chief Marketing Officer, Brainwek Education (2020)

Bharathi Dharmaraj

Technical Lead
Email:
bharathiprakash.ba@gmail.com
Phone:
+919600962020

Bio Detail

MS Computer Applications, Madurai Kamaraj University

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Tech Brain Technologies

Technical Lead, Brainwek Education (2020)

René Boateng

Technical Support Lead/Monitoring & Evaluation Lead
Email:
rene.boat23@gmail.com
Phone:
+233 20 958 5455

Bio Detail

BSc. Computer Engineering, University of Ghana, Legon (2015)

Field Engineer & Sakai Facilitator, University of Ghana Computing Systems and Network Operation Centre

Assistant Warehouse Manager and Assistant System Administrator, Ronnaboa Family Group of Companies

Technical Support Lead/Monitoring & Evaluation Lead, Brainwek Education

Chelsea Hernandez

Country Director, USA
Email:
chelsea@gmail.com
Phone:
(000) 0000 000

Bio Detail

B.A. Literature and Education, Barnard College, U.S.A

Learning & Development Associate Program Manager, Success Academy

Charter Schools, (2014 -2018)

Co-founder and Executive Director, Internal Affairs, FLIP National (2015-2017)

Learning Advisor, North America, Capco (2018-2020)

Country Director, USA Brainwek Education, U.S.A. (2020)

Nohmailee Yarzue

Country Director, Liberia
Email:
nohmailee@gmail.com
Phone:
(000) 0000 000

Bio Detail

BSc. Economics, Cuttington University, Liberia (2011)

Procurement Certification, Liberia Institute of Public Administration (2013)

Country Director, Liberia, Brainwek Education Liberia