The Kabakoo Way

Kabakoo Academies is building the first sustainability-focused EdTech by merging high-tech and indigenous knowledges to deliver transformative experiences. Our model of highdigenous tech education fosters localized innovation and successfully equips African youths with the necessary agile skills for leapfrogging into sustainable futures. In less than three years of operation, Kabakoo's unique model has been praised by the likes of the African Union, the UNESCO and the World Economic Forum as a major innovation on the global education landscape.


Milestones & achievements

March 2022

Top education app
in West Africa

Launch of the Kabakoo app in the Play Store, in the top 5 education apps in Mali since then

January 2022

Kabakoo goes to Ségou!

Opening of Kabakoo’s second co-learning space in Segou, an ancient imperial capital in West Africa

December 2021

Largest no-code
training cohort in Africa

Launch of the largest training cohort in no-code in Africa, in cooperation with the OIF

April 2021

No-code Training

Launch of the first no-code training in Africa, a growing tech trend enabling people to design apps without coding

march 2021

Winner of
the Zoom EdInnovation Award

Laureate of the Zoom EdInnovation Award which celebrates the best and most ambitious global ideas supporting underserved students

October 2020

Drone Tech and AI Training

Launch of the Drone Tech and AI cohort, West-Africa’s first training blending drone technology and artificial intelligence

May 2020

Fighting Covid-19

Launch of a cohort developing local solutions to address issues raised by the Covid-19 pandemic in the Sahel region; in partnership with the
European Union and the Malian Government

January 2020

Selected by
the World Economic Forum

Selected by the World Economic Forum as a global pioneer for education 4.0, featured as an inspiring and scalable example in its report “Schools of the Future”

May 2019

Partnership with the UNESCO

Selected by the UNESCO as partner for its program «Imagining Africa’s Future»; Kabakoo used as case study in a continent-wide capacity building project

March 2019

First innovation straight outta Kabakoo

Release of the first prototype developed by Kabakoo learners; this project has brought Kabakoo the recognition of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition of the UN Environment Programme

November 2018

Selected by the African Union

Selected by the African Union as one of the most innovative educational projects (featured in “Africa’s Education Innovations Handbook”)

July 2018

Pilot campus launch

Launch of the pilot co-learning space in Bamako (Mali) to test our innovative methodology for tech education in African contexts; first workshops