About Us

AWESOME and FANTASTIC are the words my students used to describe their sessions with students from around the world! Most of my students have never left their hometown so having the opportunity to visit far away countries like the US, Brazil, Russia and China is simply beyond what we they could think or imagine. The students also love showcasing places of interest in Ghana such as the Cape Coast Slave Castles and sharing what they do for fun. They are filled with such a sense of pride knowing that people around the world are interested in their country and culture. It encourages and inspires them to reach for the goals because they now believe nothing is impossible. There are no words that can truly express the positive educational and social impact your program has had on my students, so I will just say Me Dasse Pa…Thank You Very Much!”

Benard Jacobs, Teacher at Takoradi Technical institute (TTI) Ghana
Oiada International is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that has been providing award-winning educational and experiential programs via videoconference that takes learning beyond the four walls of the school building. Since the opening of our NJ and Ghana, West Africa centers in 2009, over 450,000 students in 50 US states and 32 countries worldwide have engaged in our programs. What differentiates our programs from other distance learning programs is that we give students the opportunity to interact “LIVE” face to face with their international peers in order to develop educational/cultural awareness and relationships. 

The primary goal of Oiada is to prepare students for the global workforce and empower them to become 21st century global citizens and world leaders. One way to make education relevant is to provide students with the necessary learning tools and opportunities so they gain the core competencies necessary to understand and appreciate the world in which they live while caring enough about others to want to make a global difference. Global education is not a new idea…but how to deliver that education is where we excel. Oiada’s programs provides a unique opportunity for educational and cultural growth, which gives students an edge in the classroom and a head start in life.

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For the past 5 years, Oiada has won the CILC Pinnacle Award, the highest award in educational interactive videoconferencing based on remarkable quality of educational content and exceptional skill at program delivery. We also are the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) 2015 Platinum Award winner for Best Practices Awards for Excellence in Distance Learning Teaching for Videoconferencing K-12 Education. 


Meet The Team
  1. Eric Jones
    Eric Jones
  2. Sherin Covington
    Sherin Covington
  3. Darryl Batts
    Darryl Batts
  4. Papa Williams
    Papa Williams
  5. Andrew Boetang
    Andrew Boetang
    Technical Coordinator
  6. Jela Caldwell
    Jela Caldwell
    Student Coordinator.