The Bamako Portal is located at Kabakoo Academies, a network of schools that was hailed as one of the World Economic Forum’s Schools of the Future.
Kabakoo Academies accelerates the world‘s transition to distributed and sustainable prosperity by empowering the African youths to leapfrog into better futures. Kabakoo has been recognized by the African Union and UNESCO as a major innovator in the field of education.
Kabakoo Academies is a Malian educational center with a unique model of learning that has been recognized by the African Union, the UNESCO and the World Economic Forum as a major innovation on the global education landscape/ one of the top schools of the future. Kabakoo is the first sustainability-focused EdTech school merging high-tech and indigenous knowledge to deliver transformative experiences.
What if you could talk to a stranger on the other side of the world as if you were in the same room together? Learn about the origins of Shared Studios and portals. The documentary follows middle schoolers as they step into the Richmond Portal and connect with two muralists in Mexico City. "Passion Projects" is a docuseries about turning passion into purpose and its impact on the world.
On a blustery Friday morning, Carolyn Rapkievian wrapped herself in a coat and gauzy scarf and walked a mile from her office to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. She climbed to the second floor, stepped into a 16-foot-long, gold-painted shipping container, and settled onto a short wooden stool. It was the day after her 60th birthday.
It amazes me just how universal hip-hop has become. Here in America it was originally created as a means to express ourselves despite the forces oppressing us. Blacks had few ways to convey their thoughts publicly so we confused creativity with passion in hopes that the words in our hearts would be felt. Today I spoke with a man on the other side of the world who said that positive hip-hop is blooming where he lives in Afghanistan. It’s inspirational to say the least. I’m honored to be able to share my voice with the world. This portal is a gift, a treasure in time that I feel will one day be incredibly impacting! Javier S
As an educator, constantly opening my students’ eyes to current happenings in the world is something I consider one of my duties. Before I can do that I need to open up my own. Thank you for such an eye opening experience.