Inspired by Kenyan activist and Nobel Laureate Wangari Mathaai, The Nobelity Project is a non-profit organization seeking solutions to global problems through education and action. Advocating for basic rights of children everywhere, we have a special focus on enabling rural Kenyan communities to fill the gaps in educational infrastructure so their children can see a brighter future.
Founded by filmmaker, writer and actor Turk Pipkin, our outreach and impact is accomplished through informative and motivating documentary films, that are available without charge to education communities. One of our principal goals is to connect people all over the world with reliable information and innovative thinking on pressing problems like global warming, the energy challenge, global health, economic disparity and development, cultural understanding, nuclear proliferation and general questions of war and peace.
Teachers who join our Nobelity In Schools network receive free DVDs and other video modules that are complemented by free teacher-created, classroom-tested, standards-aligned lessons and activities based on our three feature documentaries. We are currently distributing the new educational version of Building Hope–a single day “stand alone” activity up to a more comprehensive unit culminating in a student-centered service learning project, 1000 Books for Hope. Other lessons and materials include The Nobelity WebQuest is a fully interactive Web 2.0 constructivist learning that provides students with current, reliable information, enables them to construct their own knowledge about the pressing world issues.
For more information about these non-profit programs visit us at nobelity.org.
On Screen: We tell stories of hope and progress to raise awareness on global issues and move people to action. By collaborating with Nobel laureates and other inspiring leaders and community partners, we make enlightening and motivating films that explore pressing issues and present potential solutions.
In Schools: Engaging students across the US with the issues that will affect their futures and related service learning and social action opportunities.
In Action: Working with partners from Texas to Nepal on projects impacting education, health, and the environment. We believe that all acts have global impact and by working together we tilt the world towards peace.