Mali edtech startup secures funding from Zoom

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Bamako-based edtech startup Kabakoo Academies has secured an undisclosed amount of funding from cloud-based video conferencing service, Zoom.

Kabakoo Academies has secured an undisclosed amount of funding from Zoom.

The innovative African edtech startup secured the funding from Zoom’s EdInnovation Award. Kabakoo Academies has been heralded as a no-code pioneer and the first edtech on the continent that enables individuals to design and deploy apps without coding.

The EdInnovation Award recognises “the boldest and brightest solutions supporting underserved students”. 

The African edtech startup is among one of six global winners at the prestigious awards. 

No-code training

Kabakoo Academies launched the first no-code training in West Africa in March 2021 with a reported 20 young learners taking part. 

The programme has been described as “intensive FullStack” and is being conducted in partnership with Contournement, a European company that has conducted no-code training. The training aims to equip young Africans with skills and aptitudes that make them employable.

During the programme, the selected participants will be coached by expert coaches and become fully proficient in no-code tools to create websites, mobile apps, automation, and data management projects.

The training aims to master key tools including Zapier, Airtable, Adalo, Glide, or Dorick, all of which will assist learners in rapidly developing various tech products.

Kabakoo

Founded in 2018 the edtech startup aims to democratize access to tech education for African youth by equipping them with the skills to create tech products, become entrepreneurs, or be highly employable. 

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Featured image: Kabakoo Academies, LinkedIn (Supplied)

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