I’m the FOUNDER / CEO of AfriEDX Technology Ltd is a multi-award company. It figures among the African Union’s 40 leading innovators in the field of technology in education. The mission of AfriEDX is to leverage new technologies to innovate, boost education and training so as to enhance individual development through inclusively social progress within African communities through immersive technologies like Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR). AfriEDX’s endorsement by the African Union is a major step to bring immersive technologies to the African market. I am also the author of the upcoming book Virtual Reality Demystified. www.demyztified.com/
CEO / FOUNDER
I’m Mary-Jane Mark, co-founder of AfriEDX. I’m passionate about learning with my personal growth in view, and I reflect on new methods to help our youth in their learning career. The projects of AfriEDX focus precisely on finding new ways to give access to education to young learners so that they may embark on an educational path that will ensure their autonomy and social inclusion through gainful employment in their local community or elsewhere. I am convinced that new technologies have opened up hitherto unknown doors and opportunities that render access to education affordable anywhere. It would be irresponsible not to avail ourselves of the potential of new technologies.
Guy David is an experienced teacher who has been involved in educational programmes and the design of courses at secondary and industry levels. Presently, he is actively working with various sectors of business with a view to improving competencies and operational skills in the context of quality management.
Guy started as a modern language teacher serving as education officer Grade A in the ministry of Education in Mauritius. He has designed and taught courses in English, French, Creole and New Testament Greek. Furthermore, his involvement in the implementation of quality management systems based on the ISO standard has given him exposure to the private sector in Mauritius, Reunion Island, Madagascar and Kenya.
His continued presence in the industry motivates him to optimize the leveraging of technology for the well-being and the benefit of the community at large.
MARIE WONG CHARLOTTE
COMMUNICATION AND MARKETING EXPERT
Born in Mauritius, Marie Wong Charlotte lived for more than 45 years in France before returning to her native island at the end of 2016.
She is the CEO – Founder of Ignite Events, a company that organizes conferences and various types of workshops. She is also the co-founder of the Chamber des Métiers (CDM) that supports and showcases the know-how and talent of craftswomen from all sectors.
Touched by the difficult situation of women entrepreneurs gathered in the association bearing the same name in Quatre-Bornes and who are still waiting for a decent life, Marie helped create the CDM.
Curious by nature and sensitive to all that surrounds her, eager to share and transmit knowledge, Marie has held several positions and managed many activities in various fields in both the public and the private sector.
The two professions that are close to his heart are, first and foremost, her role as teacher with children for fifteen years, in the public sector. This allowed her to acquire an open mind, understand and respect the nature of each person without judging them while providing necessary help for their personal development. Secondly, for the past ten years, she has been in charge of Communication and Marketing in various companies in the private sector. This is now her passion.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ADVISOR
Arthur is an Ivorian born citizen now living in Mauritius. Having held several upper management roles within the African telecommunications indutry, he has a deep understanding of ICT innovation, challenges and potential for the continent. He is currently working on the Internet uptake and sustainable development as a growth engine and leverage for social transformation. Arthur is also actively involved in initiatives that empower youth through technology and digital tools. He Holds an MBA as well as several technical certificates in ICT.
Community & Network Expert
Ambassador, Gran Lekol Filozofi Secretary for Relations to Africa and Social Affairs , Ms PIERRE Dominique has been shaping her vision of serving the world , specially African continent as a Social Justice advocate and an International Human Rights activist : Anti-slavery and Eliminating Racial and all forms of discrimination.
She qualifies herself as a pluri-dimensional woman who believe in women’s capacity to be active members of the Global shift. She is a Curriculum Consultant at the Ministry of Youth and Sport on the National Youth Civic Service Mauritius.
Her journey started in 2013 she launched her own company MPYER WORKFORCE ONE and understood that there are many challenges that need to be regulated. In 2015, she founded the Socio-Cultural Association: NRJ KREOL to promote African traditional culture. And she undertook a Diploma in Social Science and Counselling the same year.
In 2016, She applied for the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) program and she was selected to be part of the Cohort 3 in Public Management and Good Governance at UNISA. She was elected the Chapter Coordinator of YALI ARC Mauritius from 2017 to April 2019.
In 2017, She was awarded a Master level pilot course in Human Rights and Cultural Heritage by ICOMOS and the Human Rights Institute Oslo in Pretoria, South Africa.
Same year, she engineered the Transparency, Ethics, Accountability and Leadership (TEALTM) Development Program. In December 2018, she was present at the Republic of Niger as a representative of GLF and NRJ KREOL at the conference of LESLAN which supports activities of the national Anti-Slavery Task Force and Timidria, Niger’s main anti-slavery NGO, in their efforts to improve the circumstances of persons of slave descent in the Republic of Niger.
Back to Mauritius, she has for mission to empower the Youth about what she masters, and she engineered a series of national program that she is now implementing.