Kabakoo secures funding from Zoom, launches the first no-code training in West Africa

NIGERIA – Kabakoo Academies, an EdTech startup, has launched the first no-code training in West Africa and has also received funding from Zoom via its EdInnovation Award.

This intensive FullStack program is designed and delivered in partnership with Contournement, the European leader in no-code training.

Kabakoo bets on no-code skills to supercharge its learners’ employability and their local entrepreneurship projects.

The Kabakoo engagement in the no-code segment is catalyzed by strong partnerships with, among others, the current leading no-code app, Notion, which supports Kabakoo’s activities through its impact program.

By pioneering no-code training in Africa, Kabakoo reaffirms its leading role in the pan-African EdTech space.

Coached by word-class mentors, the learners will acquire full proficiency in no-code tools to create websites, mobile apps, automation and data management projects.

The training aims at mastering key tools such as Zapier, Airtable, Adalo, Glide or Dorick, which will help learners to rapidly develop ambitious tech products (without having to code) to meet the needs of local communities and markets in the Sahel.

Among the six global winners, Kabakoo is the only organization on the African continent and the francophone world. This award formalizes the partnership between Kabakoo and Zoom, which becomes a key financial and tech partner for scaling up Kabakoo impact.

Kabakoo was among the six recipients who received a grant each to support their work to address the education challenges of today through initiatives including diversifying the teaching profession, entrepreneurial job training, assisting aspiring youth in conflict-affected areas to join the digital economy, and providing access to science-based approaches to reading education.

Other recipients were Open Up Resources, Re:Coded, and STEM From Dance,  Cambiar Education, and Center for Black Educator Development.

They will also receive Zoom technology, volunteer support, and funding to help them scale. The total amount of grant funding is US$1 million from Zoom Cares, Zoom’s philanthropic organization.

“We recognize the resilience and tenacity of these six organizations,” said Roxana Shirkhoda, Head of Social Impact at Zoom.

“They turned an unprecedented challenge into an opportunity, scaling their reach and deepening their impact via video communications. We are thrilled that for several of these organizations, Zoom Cares will be their first corporate funding partner. We look forward to supporting all six groups and their critical education efforts around the world.”

Kabakoo is building the leading pan-African learning platform for digital and decentralized manufacturing skills. Blending cutting-edge tech with local knowledge, Kabakoo reimagines learning by enabling young Africans with the skills to own the 4th Industrial Revolution.

The Kabakoo Learning Experience is geared towards sustainable value creation through challenge-based and blended learning.

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