The Vision

In 1995 the young Kofi saw a computer for the first time. At the time Kofi was literate, he could read and write Asante-Twi (Akan). Kofi wondered why the qwerty keyboard was so limited with character sets. The alphabets on the keyboard were missing several familiar Afrikan characters. Since then, Kofi's intent was to become a change maker in Information Technology (I.T) and implement the availability of this minor, but highly effective omission. Kofi wasn’t far from his objectives; he was a student at Christ the King International School at Ayigya, Kumasi nearby his dream academia; the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). As fate would have it, he had to resettle with his Mother and Father who were in London some years prior.

The Education

On arrival to London, Kofi attended primary school at Coleraine Park Primary School in Tottenham and secondary school at the St. David’s and St. Katherine’s School (currently Greig City Academy) Hornsey, London; where he chose Art, I.T and Technology for GCSE to further this lifelong intent. He returned to Ghana, to study Elective Science and Visual Arts at the Kumasi Anglican Secondary School (KASS) and the Presbyterian Secondary School(PRESEC Bechem) respectively. On completing the WAEC SSCE A-levels Kofi returned to the UK to pursue an AVCE in I.C.T; on completing the AVCE, Kofi’s world asked for something challenging. Something to train, develop and support his capacity to provide, so Kofi joined the British Armed Forces as a Communicator serving for 7 years.

The Act

On retiring from the service Kofi worked at the London 2012 Olympics as a Communications Team Leader (CTL) and started his Computing (BSc) degree in the same year, graduating with a 2.1 Honours in 2015. With the experience gathered in I.C.T, Kofi noticed the challenge of writing in Ghanaian and many Afrikan languages was ever so cumbersome despite the advances in the technology field. Kofi applied the gathered knowledge to make I.T universal by including Afrikan languages on PC and Laptop keyboards. The diagrams, standards and coding were put to a test to generate the software driver for the initial Asiedu Information Systems and Technology Universal Keyboard (AiSTUK). This was the genesis of Asiedu Information Systems and Technology (AiST) and the AiST® Brand was born. The AiST® Universal Keyboard (Series) have been designed as a series of keyboards with a priority focus on writing Afrikan languages. They have gone through a transformation of being kwerty, to upgraded universal qwerty, and finally what they are today.

Our Collection

Keyboards come in all shapes and sizes. You have a unique style and you need a unique keyboard for you. Here is our range.

ABƐD Desktop Keyboard Brand GH

Our Branded USB 2.0 Keyboard



ABƐD Mobile Keyboard GH

Same Keyboard, padded with a bilingual dictionary



ABƐD Laptop Keyboard (Upgrade) GH

Use your own laptop keyboard & our software



ABƐD Desktop Keyboard (Upgrade) GH

Use your old keyboard & our software


aist keyboard

The Keyboards

There are four keyboard versions supporting Android, Apple and Windows devices.


Write For Education

Our keyboards are not limited to Ghanaian languages. All Six European languages that came to Afrikan shores are also supported. This allows access to languages you are fluent in to be written alongside African and Ghanaian languages.


Write For Leisure

Writing Ghanaian languages is good for education as well as leisure. Our mobile keyboard suggests some Ghanaian Akan words as you type. This is a dictionary to aid the correct spelling of Ghanaian Akan words. Watch this space for a dictionary for other Ghanaian languages


Don’t take our word,. See what the experts say about the ABƐD Keyboard GH Series. We have got some amazing reviews.


The keyboard is the most revolutionary device seen in the teaching of our languages since i have been a teacher.

University of Education, Winneba, Ajumako, Ghana

Yiee! Kofi, yei deɛ w'aku me. Afei deɛ metumi de 'projector' akyerɛ Twi. 

Wow! Kofi, this is insane. It means I can use a projector to teach Twi.


Mr. Dwamena

Languages Teacher PRESEC JHS LEGON

Afeideɛ, yɛ twerɛ Twi a, yɛnmrɛ. Me tumi de me laptop kɔ babiara.

Now we won't struggle to write Twi in the classrooms anymore. I can take my laptop everywhere.


Dr. Nana Anima Wiafe Akenten

Lecturer UEW School of Languages, Ajumako


Got questions? We’ve got answers. If you have some other questions, feel free to send us an email to

What is the ABƐD Keyboard GH Series? How does it work?

The ABƐD Keyboard GH Series are a series of keyboards focused on bringing Afrikan literature within computing circles. The keyboards includes extra characters not found on traditional qwerty keyboards, therefore allowing the user to have a wide selection of languages to write.

Does the Keyboard Translate?

Our PC and laptop keyboards are not translators. Our mobile and tablet keyboard can teach you to spell Akan (Twi) and English words correctly.

Can I swap the keyboard to another device?

Absolutely. We provide you with an installation disk for Apple and Windows purchases. Unfortunately you will need new labels if you use a laptop. Mobile and Tablet software can be downloaded to one device at a time

What's so special about the ABƐD Keyboard GH Series

Each ABƐD Keyboard is capable of writing more than 20 languages. Ideal for multinational libraries and educational literature.

tech specs

Need more info? Please have a look at the tech specs of the ABƐD Keyboard GH Series. We’ve used quality materials



Desktop & Laptop

meet the team

We are a small group of professionals sharing with the world our simple solution to a major challenge among Afrikan people.


Kwaku Amoafah Boadi

General Manager Ghana

Nana Offei

Spokesperson Ghana

Nelson Owusu Ntiamoah

Chief Operations Officer Ghana

Alex Agyapong

Installations Engineer Accra Ghana

Eric Boampong

Installations Engineer Kumasi Ghana

Eric Agodza

Software Engineer Accra, Ghana

Kofi Asiedu-Berchie

Founder and CEO

Natasha Asiedu-Berchie

Social Media Administrator


Here’s a road-map of our journey to highlight the milestones from the initial phase to delivery and future updates.


AiST Asɛm Laptop Launch

16 Dec 2021

AiST Asɛm Laptop Prototype

11 Oct 2021

Multi-Platform Mobile App Development

11 Nov 2020

Android Mobile App Launch

Android mobile App backed by a combination of Akan and English dictionary to aid users write Akan dialects. More languages coming soon.

23 feb 2018

Mother Tongue day Celebration

We celebrated the 2018 International Mother Tongue day with the University Of Education, Winneba (Ajumako Campus)

23 Oct 2017

Launch at UKBBS

The ABƐD Keyboard was launched at the UK Black Business Show at the QEII Centre in Westminster, London as AiST Universal Keyboard.

23 Jan 2017

First Production

23 jan 2016

Prototype & Testing

23 jan 2016

Research and Development


Mobile Keyboard App

Use your keyboard at your lesiure

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app screen


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ABƐD Desktop Keyboard Brand GH

AiST Brand

Desktop Only

Get it while it's low cost

This is our own brand keyboard. Enjoy translating or writing in multiple languages with a lifetime warranty. You can work in low light environments due to a smart backlit technology

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ABƐD Mobile Keyboard GH


Mobile Only

As Reasonable as a loaf of bread

This is our mobile keyboard. Enjoy translating or writing in multiple languages whilst out and about, for leisure or profession. You don't need to know how to spell Akan (Twi) or English words. This keyboard has a built-in spell checker in both languages.

This is a mobile download link to the Store.

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ABƐD Desktop Keyboard (Upgrade) GH

Desktop Upgrade

Desktop Only

Get it while it's low cost

This option allows you to keep your own keyboard and enjoy the benefits of an AiST Universal Keyboard like translating and writing in multiple languages. We do not provide a warranty for your keyboard

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ABƐD Laptop Keyboard (Upgrade) GH

Laptop Upgrade

Laptop Only

A great value for language teachers and students

This is ideal for laptop users. Especially those who want to enjoy the benefits of an AiST Universal Keyboard such as translating and writing in multiple languages. We do not provide a warranty for your keyboard

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