Derrick Omari

Tech Era

Tech Era is a social enterprise that uses technology & capacity building programs to provide access to inclusive education and employment for persons with disabilities in order to bridge inequalities in education and employment for persons with disabilities.

SDG Outcomes

Hybrid Model: Tech Era is a tech nonprofit that uses problem solving in education & disability to develop college students into innovative & servant leaders for Africa. We replicate, scale and commercialize our innovative solutions (product/service) to serve larger populations – This is how we generate funds to solve more problems and develop more leaders.

Achievement: Developed about 200 students into innovative and servant leaders in Ghana. More than 30% of our College Partners/Students have started their own impact focused organizations, initiatives, innovations or projects. Imparted over 2520 individuals with our tech innovation & case Interventions. 2 assistive technologies for early childhood and inclusive education being used in schools in Ghana. Ed tech solution used in over 10 schools to track attendance of students & teachers tackling truancy and teacher absenteeism in schools. 7 + assistive technology prototypes to be commercialized. Launched the Africa’s first Makerspace for developing affordable assistive technologies. Provided access to education & employment for children and youth with disability through home tuition, academic assistance & Internship placements.

Mentor: Kirk Amoah

Needs: Funding to hire and scale