Our name means “maximal wisdom” and our logo – a classic Ghanaian Adinkra symbol - literally means “climbing the right tree”. This expression means: “He who works for a good cause may expect the help of others”. It reflects our mission, which is to give young Africans who are less fortunate a chance to be educated and equipped for their professional lives. We believe they have great potential, but they can be helped by a little push to climb to the next branch of the tree of their personal development.
Maxim Nyansa stands for the best of two worlds in various ways:
First, we are an NGO, and at the same time are also looking for sustainable business models to grow our work in West-Africa fast. Second, while we introduce various practices, values and technologies from Europe or the US, we also highly value the African sense of belonging. For us, Maxim Nyansa is an extended family. A circle of trust where family members know they will find the necessary support.
We have the ambition to launch training programs all over West-Africa to equip young IT graduates to equip them with affordable practical training and career coaching, and to help them to find jobs.
In close collaboration with local communities we also want to introduce learning transformation programs for high schools all over West-Africa.
This is an integrated approach, that prepares high school students for their lives in the 21st century, including digital literacy.
It is our mission to create a career perspective for young Africans with the use of information technology. We believe it is possible to equip and prepare them for the new African job market, giving them access to valuable and affordable practical resources and training.
EMPOWERMENT: We believe in empowering young Africans through knowledge transfer.
HOPE: We believe that young educated people can have a positive impact on their families and communities.
SYNERGY: We believe in the best of two worlds; Africans and Europeans working and learning together, and creating synergy in every aspect of our organization All our work will be done bi-culturally, fostering respect and understanding through intensive communication.
PRACTICALITY: We believe educational software can benefit education everywhere in the world, but only when it is combined with intensive personal contact and practical training.
EQUALITY: We believe in equality for all people, in fair trade and fair working conditions.
HUMILITY: We believe in doing business in a frugal and humble way, without compromising on the quality of our services.
QUALITY: We believe we can significantly improve the practice of software development with the help of independent testing services.