Our team’s aim is to help educational institutions around the world reach their full potential. It’s that simple.
How we achieve this
We listen to our users and constantly gather feedback. We aim to deliver technology they want to use, not technology we think they should use.
Keep it Simple
We have found that the key to getting engagement with technology is to keep it simple. Our platforms look and feel like the social media apps our users are already using in their personal lives, meaning no learning curve.
We work collaboratively and believe that the best opportunities come from the sharing of ideas. No individual is bigger than the team, we value every team member’s opinion. We like to think big and aren’t afraid of making mistakes.
Meet the leadership team
Co-Founder & CEO
Co-Founder & COO
Head of Engineering
WAMconnect recognize that not every teacher or staff member wants to embrace traditional ‘open’ social media in their professional life, as it either exists on public sites, think Facebook, or requires the need to disseminate personal information, such as phone numbers, think WhatsApp. Whilst at the same time, conventional use of email no longer lives up to the immediacy and demands of today’s super fast paced world for either students or parents. Because of this, Harry Jawanda and Andrew West, created WAMconnect, a company which builds private social networks for schools, colleges and universities as a way for the entire community to get the benefit of social collaboration without fear of either external monitoring or the blurring of social life and school life. No teacher wants their students or colleagues to see their swimwear clad holiday photos after all!!
WAMconnect gained traction quickly as students, teachers, parents and staff recognized that the private social network allowed them to bridge the gap in communications that had existed between the teachers’ and staffs’ use of email and the students’ and parents’ use of traditional social media. The platform is simple to use for anyone who has used other social networking tools before, although in a WAMconnect environment users can only make connections with other authenticated users within that same environment. Each environment can even be 100% branded to the relevant organisation, so that any school, college, university, company or charity can have their own app. All environments have an admin dashboard which allows each organisation’s administrators and management to have full visibility of every member’s engagement with the application and control what is posted by whom and when.