The Nobelity Project
This presentation features a screening of the award-winning documentary Building Hope in addition to one of the Nobelity Project’s short films. Nobelity Project founders and filmmakers Turk & Christy Pipkin will follow the films 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 Building Hope: 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 nonprofit 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. Learn more at: www.nobelity.org
Think Global, Act Local!
You, too, can make a difference across the world! Get involved with the Nobelity Project!
Learn more about sustainable wind energy and the amazing true story of William Kamkwamba in the book, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. When fourteen-year-old William Kamkwamba’s Malawi village was hit by a drought, everyone’s crops began to fail. Without enough money for food, let alone school, William spent his days in the library and figured out how to bring electricity to his village. Persevering against the odds, William built a functioning windmill out of junkyard scraps, and thus became the local hero who harnessed the wind.
Cut out and make this windmill to remind you to keep thinking of ways that your own actions can make a difference around the world, such as reducing your plastic straw consumption. Americans throw away 500 million plastic straws EVERY DAY! How can you reduce your use of straws? Make sure you use a paper straw or a pencil to attach to your pinwheel. Snap a photo of your finished product and post it using the hashtag #NobelityPinwheel. Download the Nobelity Project Pinwheel now.
Want to Grow a Forest?
Service groups or science classes can raise funds with bake sales, lemonade stands, car washes, lunch time games – every dollar plants a tree in Kenya. Celebrate your success by planting a tree at your school with the Nobelity Project! Learn more at: nobelityinschools.org
Monarch butterflies are threatened by climate change, deforestation, drought, and agriculture policies. Learn more at: monarchconservation.org. You can start a milkweed garden to help the migrating monarch population through Texas on their way to Mexico! Learn how at: monarchbutterflygarden.net.
Short Films, Big Changes
Film your own documentary about an issue that’s important to you. Share your work with classmates, teachers, family, and more!
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