Volunteering

We are an organization where several hundreds of passionate professionals do quality volunteer work in international teams based on equality. Our slogan: “The best of two worlds”. Our culture: an African extended family. We welcome you to join us! Most of the time, as a Maxim Nyansa or Climbing the right tree volunteer:

  • You are a professional (ICT, logistics, communication, accountancy, education, etc.)

  • Your English is good (it is even better if you speak French too!)

  • You share our passion for ICT and quality education in Africa

  • You love to work in an international team, diverse and inclusive

  • You are always welcome in one of our branches in the Netherlands or West-Africa, for example as an IT trainer.

We have a large number of volunteer jobs to choose from, online or onsite, with variable time commitment.

You will find our volunteer policy for Climbing the right tree in the Netherlands HERE [pdf] and for Maxim Nyansa internationally HERE [pdf].

We are growing very fast, and have been opening new offices in 4 West-African countries.

CURRENT VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

B O A R D   M E M B E R S   N A T I O N A L   A N D   I N T E R N A T I O N A L

Maxim Nyansa IT Solutions Foundation is an NGO established in Ghana in 2016 with the mission to create career perspectives for young Africans using information technology.

We are a vibrant, inclusive, international family of passionate professionals in the field of ICT, and education. We are committed to create impactful programs to improve the quality of education in African countries in a frugal way. Maxim Nyansa organizes bootcamps for young IT graduates from underprivileged families, as well as  IT and electronics vocational programs for high school graduates and “learning transformation programmes” for African schools. All programs are highly practical and interactive and are characterized by an integrated approach.

We partner with local communities, governments, businesses, educational institutions and other NGO’s. Our colleagues in Europe and the USA support us with fundraising, donated computers and volunteers.

Since we received the “FIRE AFRICA AWARD” (2019) for our contribution to the digital transformation of Africa, we have been able to open new branches in  Burkina Faso, The Gambia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. Other countries are on the waiting list to join. In The Netherlands our support foundation “Climbing the right tree” has received CBF accreditation in 2021, and we have established partnerships with similar NGO’s in Belgium and the USA. Hundreds of volunteer professionals have joined us to make all of this happen.

We are currently in a phase of consolidation to prepare for further expansion, including the establishment of an international secretariat in Accra which will be supporting all country branches with successful models and business processes (of course mostly IT solutions). In this process we have various board positions:

On volunteer basis for ca. 8 hours per month

4 – 6 board meetings annually (eventually online) supported by professional secretariat

Extensive professional experience in ICT and/or education

Or other professional experience at C-level

Willing to advocate the mission of Maxim Nyansa in his/her personal professional network

Available for representative meetings and PR

Being part of the Maxim Nyansa family will proof to be very inspiring and rewarding, as you will see the big impact of our work in the lives of thousands of young Africans while jointly working in a community of passionate professionals from all over the world.

If you are interested kindly contact:

Klaas Brongers   :     President of “Climbing the right tree”  in the Netherlands

klaas.brongers@solutions4u.nl
+31 6 20142496

Augustine Agyeman-Duah   :    President of “Maxim Nyansa IT Solutions Foundation”

aagyemanduah01@gmail.com
+41 79 251 46 61

It is our ambition to continue to growth in the coming years, with the assistance of charity partners: businesses, institutions and individuals who collaborate with us with the same mission. We are therefore looking

Ambassadors (flexible hours and schedule)

  • You are part of our international ambassador team co-ordinated by our international director.
  • You tap into your personal network as well as the network of Maxim Nyansa and “Climbing the right tree” to get new contacts with potential new partners.
  • You visit ICT companies, churches, trust funds etc. to advocate our work
  • You keep track of these activities in our CRM system.

Are you interested to join us? Call Diana van der Stelt on +31 6 15038099/+233 55 7916646 or
email dianavanderstelt@maximnyansa.com
More information about our work: www.maximnyansa.com and www.climbingtherighttree.org

Bootcamp program Co-ordinator (European/African)

Maxim Nyansa IT solutions is a foundation dedicated to create career perspective for young Africans with information technology. We have integrated programs for schools, vocational training programs and bootcamps for young graduates. Our online digital library provides people with quality open source educational content. Our NGO is growing rapidly. With headquarters in Accra, Ghana and “Climbing the right tree” as a support foundation in Veenendaal, the Netherlands we are now active in 5 African countries, Belgium and the US.

Every year we run hugely successful bootcamps (4-6 months) where we help young BSC graduates from underprivileged backgrounds to prepare for the job market as IT-professionals. We are now looking for:

Two bootcamp co-ordinators information security

(2 hours/week in Q2 + 2 weeks fulltime in Q3 2022)

  • You have been working in the field of information security profession for > 3 years
  • You have a good overview of the profession as well as its international certification exams
  • You are available to travel to our training center for at least 2 weeks during the execution phase of the program or live there and work remotely while mentoring the 15 trainees
  • Together with our training center directors you decide on the curriculum for 2022: you help us to update the existing curriculum (new technologies, job market opportunities)
  • You assist us with the intake of candidate volunteer trainers (on site or online).

Are you interested in this job?  Call  Diana van der Stelt at 06 – 15038099 or email dianavanderstelt@maximnyansa.com

More information about us:  www.maximnyansa.com and www.climbingtherighttree.org

Maxim Nyansa IT solutions is a foundation in West-Africa dedicated to improve the quality of education using information technology. “Climbing the right tree” Foundation is its support branch in Veenendaal, the Netherlands.

We collect quality slightly used computers, laptops and smartboards and ship them to African schools. IT professionals and educationalists assist us in the development of course materials for various target groups.

Since the pandemic, we have been developing an online digital library with quality educational content for African youth. It covers course material for IT-professionals, but also content for basic schools, completely free of charge!

We are currently setting up a team to assist our digital librarian in our headquarters in Accra, Ghana:

Digital Librarians

  • You are part of our international online digital library team, directed by our professional digital librarian in our head office in Accra, Ghana.
  • You assist us in our search for open source educational content suitable for African youth
  • You actively seek contact with parties such as authors, publishing houses, educational colleges etc who are willing to share their educational content with Maxim Nyansa for free.
  • You prepare agreements with these parties regarding publication conditions.

Are you interested to joint us ? Call Diana van der Stelt on +31 6 15038099/ +223 557916646  or
email dianavanderstelt@maximnyansa.com

More information about our work:  www.maximnyansa.com and www.climbingtherighttree.org

Looking for volunteers!

Maxim Nyansa IT solutions is a foundation in West-Africa dedicated to improve the quality of education using information technology. “Climbing the right tree” Foundation is its support branch in Veenendaal, the Netherlands.

We collect quality slightly used computers, laptops and smartboards and ship them to African schools. IT professionals and educationalists assist us in the development of course materials for various target groups.

Our organization has been accredited by the CBF in the Netherlands since 2021. It is our ambition to drastically increase our budget in the coming years, in order to have an impact in a growing number of African countries (now 5). Therefore we are looking for

Fundraisers  (flexible hours)

  • You are part of our international fundraising team supervised by our director in the Netherlands.
  • You assist us in our search for businesses and funds willing to support us
  • You write grant proposals in close collaboration with our teams in Africa
  • You visit ICT companies, churches, trust funds etc etc to make our work known to them
  • You keep track of your activities in our CRM system

Are you interested to join us?  Call  Diana van der Stelt at +31 6 15038099/ +23355 791 6646  or
email dianavanderstelt@maximnyansa.com

More information about our work:  www.maximnyansa.com and www.climbingtherighttree.org

Looking for computer collections points

in The Netherlands and Belgium

Maxim Nyansa IT solutions is a foundation helping  West-African schools to improve the quality of education with the help of information technology. “Climbing the right tree” is their support foundation in Veenendaal, the Netherlands.

We collect quality slightly used computers, laptops and smartboards and ship them to schools in Africa. We collect donations everywhere with a van.

In various cities in the Netherlands, and Belgium we collect hardware and store it in a safe and dry place.

Our work is growing very fast, we have opened offices in various new countries. Therefore we are looking for new:

Collection points and collection managers  

  • You have free storage space for Maxim Nyansa in your home, business warehouse, church building, etc. (12m2 is already big enough, preferably on the ground floor).
  • Your collection point can be found on our website, including your email address and phone number.
  • Hardware donors can deliver items upon an appointment
  • You process donations and donors in our inventory system
  • In close communication with our office in Veenendaal goods are being collected for shipment to one our our “Maxim Nyansa” country office in Africa for our school projects.
  • Donors can follow their items online with a code on our inventory system.
  • Together with our PR volunteers we advertise our “Computers4schools Africa” campaign via via social media, local newspapers etc.

Are you interested to join us?  Call  Diana van der Stelt on +31615038099/ +233 557916646 or email dianavanderstelt@maximnyansa.com

More information about our work:  www.maximnyansa.com and www.climbingtherighttree.org

We are gearing up our online digital library for young Africans

Maxim Nyansa IT solutions is an NGO with the mission to create career perspective for young Africans with information technology, rapidly expanding with branches in now 5 African countries. Our European partners help us with slightly used computer donations, volunteer IT professionals and fundraising.

During the pandemic we launched our online digital library for young Africans who, we believe, should be entitled access to quality education regardless their social background or the place where they live.

We are constantly searching quality open source materials to publish on our library for free downloads.

It is time to tell the world what we have:

Marketeer (national service personnel/intern)

  • You are working from our headquarters in Tantra Hills, Accra in a professional environment
  • You work closely with our digital library team as well as our PR team, internationally.
  • You design a marketing plan for the digital library
  • You assist Maxim Nyansa and its partners worldwide to implement the marketing plan.
  • You have a background in marketing/communication and are ready to work internationally.

 

Are you interested to join us during your national service?  Bel Stanley Dankyira op 02… or
email sdankyira@maximnyansa.com

You find more about us, including a link to the digital library on:  www.maximnyansa.com

Looking for logistics volunteers in Veenendaal

Maxim Nyansa IT solutions is a foundation committed to helping African schools to improve the quality of their education using information technology. “Climbing the right tree” is its support foundation in Veenendaal, The Netherlands.

We collect quality slightly used computers, laptops and smartboards and ship them to African schools. We collect these items everywhere with our van.

In our Veenendaal workshop at the Grebbeweg we test the hardware and prepare it for shipment.

Because of our rapid expansion we are looking for new volunteers:

Team lead logistics and workshop ( 10 hours/week)

Logistics volunteer (flexible hours)

Logistics planner (2 hours/week)

Inventory administrator (4 hours/week)

Van driver (on appointment)

ICT technician (flexible hours)

Are you interested to join us? Call  Diana van der Stelt on +316 15038099 or email dianavanderstelt@maximnyansa.com

More information about our work:  www.maximnyansa.com en www.climbingtherighttree.org