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The Nobelity Project

Building Hope

By the Nobelity Project

Paramount Theatre
October 10, 2017                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                April 11, 2018

6th-8th Grade

This presentation will begin with a screening of the award-winning documentary Building Hope. Nobelity Project founders and filmmakers Turk & Christy Pipkin will follow the film with a Q&A and a live stream, Skype call, with students in Kenya. Austin 6th graders will have the opportunity to ask questions in real time and experience global bridge-building for themselves as we explore the importance of education for all.

More about the film: Through challenges and triumphs, Building Hope chronicles the construction of Mahiga Hope High, the first high school for this remote African community, and the connection between a thousand people in the U.S. and an African community working to create a better future for their children.

The Nobelity Project, founded by Turk and Christy Pipkin, is a non-profit organization seeking solutions to global problems through education and action. Advocating for basic rights of children everywhere, they have a special focus on enabling rural Kenyan communities to fill the gaps in educational infrastructure so their children can see a brighter future.

Think Global, Act Local

You, too, can make a difference in the lives of people your age, across the world!
How can you get involved with the Nobelity Project?

Find out more about Lake Natron and the Lesser Flamingos!

Lake Natron

The Nobelity Project has teamed up with the SERP Institute to create a new web-based learning resource for middle school students. It’s fun, free and ready for Austin students to explore.

Take the role of a flamingo in a reader’s theater! Practice academic vocabulary! Study a brand-new animated science video! Work with maps! See Nobelity Project videos! Debate the future of Lake Natron in your class!

Short Films, Big Changes

Film your own 5 minute documentary inspired by the films you saw today. Submit your film for a chance to have your movie screened at the historic Paramount Theatre!

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