Mali's EdTech Kabakoo Empowers African Youth with Locally-Driven Solutions

By : Adoni Conrad Quenum

Date : lundi, 17 juin 2024 11:12

Named "astonishment" in Bambara, Mali's prevalent language, this education startup lives up to its name by fostering innovation and surprising users with its approach, particularly through its mobile application.

Kabakoo is an edtech solution developed by the Malian startup Kabakoo Academies. Founded in 2019 by Yanick Kemayou and Michèle Traoré, the Bamako-based company offers users access to online training in various fields. The goal is to equip young people with the skills to design and implement solutions tailored to the specific challenges of their communities.

To achieve this, Kabakoo operates physical campuses in several cities across the continent and has launched a mobile application available exclusively on Android. Since its inception, the app has been downloaded over 100,000 times, according to Play Store data. After downloading the app, users can create an account and access the various training programs offered on the platform.

"We connect young people, local communities, and open-minded individuals from around the world to collaboratively solve real-world problems using cutting-edge technologies and indigenous knowledge. The Kabakoo learning experience enables young Africans to acquire the skills necessary to create value by establishing businesses, finding jobs, and overcoming gender inequalities," states the startup.

Kabakoo focuses on a learner-centered curriculum, emphasizing creative project-based learning and the integration of local knowledge. The program is designed to help learners acquire and develop skills in digital fabrication and distributed manufacturing technologies. Its innovative approach has been recognized by numerous institutions, including the African Union, UNESCO, and the World Economic Forum, as a major innovation in the global education landscape.

Adoni Conrad Quenum


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