After the cloud, education with technology

Kenneth Goeieman, founder of NamCloud, an IT company specialising in educational software.

After spending almost 10 years working in the corporate world as an IT specialist, Kenneth Goeieman decided to quit his job and start his own business in 2012. Kenneth started NamCloud Investment CC, an IT company that provides a range of IT solutions from computer consumables, to developing mobile apps.

Kenneth said that he has two employees and initially they were to offer different cloud solutions, but with international companies like Google and Microsoft doing this for free, they decided to go a different route. “Thus we develop locally relevant educational software to improve and create a knowledge based society as per the National Vision 2030,” he said.
Kenneth believes that knowledge is a key factor in growth, wealth creation and employment, therefore by using technology to empower people anywhere and any time they will make it possible for the nation to reach its goals of improving people’s living conditions nationally.
But he also stated that the IT industry is oversupplied in Namibia with a lot of companies in competition. He pointed out that what differentiates his company from the rest is that they specialize in developing educational programmes (eLearning), which is a very rare local service but booming internationally.
Kenneth said he has always been competitive because has represented Namibian in athletics at The World Junior Championships in Santiago, Chile, in 1999. And in business, he launched Learners4U in 2014, which is a road safety educational tool that can be downloaded and installed. “It teaches you everything you need to know about the Namibian road signs, road rules and road markings” he emphasised, explaining that the product basically prepares the user for the NATIS Learner’s Licence test by using animation, audio and its unlimited number of quizzes. “At this moment there are over 100 satisfied clients all over Namibia that successfully obtained their learners using the Learners4U programme,” he announced.
Some of his proudest moments were being selected as one of the Top 5 entrepreneurs by the National Commission of Research, Science and Technology in 2015 and making it to the Top 10 of the Development Bank of Namibia’s annual Good Business Awards & The Innovation Award, also in 2015.
He advises entrepreneurs not to be scared of the unknown, and that you will never know unless you try. “If you have an idea, work on it, there is a reason why you keep getting those ideas, just start doing it, the universe will take its course,” he concluded.