Maxwell has been in the digital learning and training space since 2011. He has been working to create equity, ease of access and alternatives to existing educational practices. Maxwell holds a master’s degree in Educational Science and Technology from the University of Twente in the Netherlands, a post-baccalaureate certificate in Instructional Design and Technology (the United States) and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Ghana).
Previously, Maxwell worked as an instructional designer for a technology university and vice president of content and quality assurance for an educational technology start-up. Maxwell has volunteered and worked in schools and associations across Ghana. He has experience working in multi-cultural teams that have created bespoke digital services and products for organisations and individuals in the Netherlands, the USA, Namibia and Ghana.
Currently, Maxwell is helping us create equal opportunities in education and training by leveraging on the strengths of existing technology and Aflatoun’s worldwide recognition in creating social skills and financial literacy content.
Why do you work for Aflatoun International?
I believe that more than 50% of the world’s problems are caused by a lack of financial education and life skills. Aflatoun is helping to solve these problems by engaging children and young people early while working with governments and big organisations to prioritise financial education and life skills. It is such an hour to have the opportunity to support this vision.
What is your role at the organisation?
Digital Learning and Innovations Team Lead.
How would you explain what you do to a 5-year-old?
Making sure that what Aflatoun offers to organisations is still important when times are changing especially looking at learning on the internet with devices.
Why is social and financial education important?
They build the foundation for anyone who wishes to do well and wants to contribute to society. At the same time, social and financial education sustains you through life.
What do you like most about Aflatoun International?
The freedom Aflatoun offers to its partner organisations and beneficiaries to think, explore, create and grow.
What is something NGOs have to deal with that you want to fix?
Including digital learning in their offering to be abreast of the time.
How do you see the future of Aflatoun International?
I see continuous growth and more global recognition in the future of Aflatoun International.
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