Niftify Partners with Repton Family of Schools to Launch NFTs for Students

Niftify is partnering with the Repton Family of Schools, based in the United Arab Emirates, to mint official NFTs for its students as part of an effort to create the world’s first digital multimedia record for K-12 education. 3 campuses – Repton Dubai, Repton Al Barsha, and Repton Abu Dhabi will participate in the initiative, called Repton Passport. This project […]
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July 7, 2022

Niftify is partnering with the Repton Family of Schools, based in the United Arab Emirates, to mint official NFTs for its students as part of an effort to create the world’s first digital multimedia record for K-12 education. 3 campuses – Repton Dubai, Repton Al Barsha, and Repton Abu Dhabi will participate in the initiative, called Repton Passport.

This project is motivated by the UAE’s 50-year goal of creating common, digitalized records for education for every Emirati citizen, utilizing off-the-shelf existing blockchain technologies like Polygon (MATIC) network and MetaMask wallet to give users control over their data and maximize the security potential. This model is much more portable and will allow users and holders to share their information with everyone they like without giving up control to anyone that is potentially a threat. It also allows the students to see the full depth of their achievements throughout their academic careers over time, secure that they will always have access as long as they control their wallets.

The 2022 graduating class of the Repton Schools will be the 1st to receive this Repton Passport. Starting in the following year, every single student will receive one covering their entire academic career. This is a special occasion for Repton which is celebrating its fifteen-year anniversary of existing as an educational institution. It’s fitting that such a prestigious school would mark such an important anniversary by embracing NFT technology, which will form the basis of record-keeping in the future especially as blockchain technology continues to improve and become more interoperable. Niftify is proud to be a part of this project, minting a special NFT artwork by noted Jordanian artist Dina Fawakhiri for the recipients to mark this historic first applied use of NFT technology.

Niftify is known as a compliance-first NFT platform for users to successfully trade and swap their works and as a result Repton was eager to work with us to make this happen. The Canadian startup EduChain Inc. is also a key partner of the project, responsible for helping the United Arab Emirates manage its educational records for a number of schools throughout their education system via blockchain. This level of recognition for Niftify shows that NFT technology is continuing to move forward with adoption. It is our firm hope and determination that this will be only the first of many collaborations to promote uses and purposes for NFTs in all kinds of official settings.

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About Niftify

Niftify™ is an NFT e-commerce platform that enables anyone to launch a compliant NFT store or marketplace from the comfort of their own domain. Niftify™ envisions a future in which creators connect directly with their fans. We’ve built a fully compliant platform to create, buy, sell and swap NFTs, layering complex metadata for smart tracking. We believe that the experience of buying collectibles should delight as much as the work itself. That’s why we’ve created a user-friendly marketplace to facilitate users to automate digital to physical redemptions.

About Repton School Abu Dhabi

Repton School Abu Dhabi, part of Evolvence Knowledge Investments (EKI), was established in 2013 as a world-class educational institution in the UAE capital.  Repton School Abu Dhabi is the partner school of the reputed Repton School in the United Kingdom, which was founded in 1557 and continues to boast a stellar reputation in both the academic and sporting fields.  Repton Abu Dhabi follows the UK curriculum and offers a holistic approach to education, ensuring “the best for every child” by developing a learning environment where students thrive academically, physically and socially. It was also the first school in the region to become accredited as an Apple Distinguished School in 2016 due to its focus on becoming a Centre of Excellence for digitally fluent teaching and learning.

The school is accommodated across two campuses on Reem Island, over 30,000 sq. metres of space, offering outstanding state-of-the-art learning, recreational and sports facilities. The Repton Foundation School is on Rose Campus, encompassing Nursery (FS1) to Year 1 and boasts airy and bright educational spaces, several multipurpose halls, a library and an indoor swimming pool, and in 2021 – 2022 academic year was rated ‘Outstanding’ by ADEK. Fry Campus, catering to students from Year 2 to Year 13, is designed in a contemporary style with an innovative learning environment and first-rate sports facilities.  The school offers both the IGCSE and A-level curricula and has been consistently rated ‘Very Good’ by ADEK since 2015.

About Repton Al Barsha

Repton Al Barsha, situated in Dubai Science Park in Al Barsha South, is one of the leading British schools for children aged three to 18. Foremarke School Dubai, soon to be known as Repton Al Barsha, is part of Evolvence Knowledge Investments (EKI) and the Repton Family of Schools in the UAE.

Repton Al Barsha welcomed its first students in 2013 and mirrors the Repton Family of Schools’ belief in traditional values, one-to-one pastoral care and the overall holistic development of a child.  

The curriculum follows the UK National Curriculum for England, enhanced with the elements of the ISEB curriculum and is designed to meet the rigorous standards expected for 11+ and Common Entrance examinations. Repton Al Barsha promotes inclusivity of both children with special needs and gifted students.

The school features a large campus with outstanding facilities and amenities that contribute towards a child’s development beyond the classroom. Repton Al Barsha is an accredited member of the Independent Association of Preparatory Schools (IAPS) and an ‘IAPS World Hub School’. It was the first school in the UAE, and only the second school globally, to have been given this prestigious status. Since 2018, Repton Al Barsha has been recognised as an Apple Distinguished School for its use of technology and compelling learning environment that engages students and enhances learning across all of its year groups.

About Repton School Dubai

Repton School Dubai, part of Evolvence Knowledge Investments (EKI), opened its doors in 2007 to offer world-class educational experience for children of all nationalities, from ages 3 to 18 and boarding experience from age 11.  It is a partner school of the reputed Repton School in the United Kingdom, which was founded in 1557 and which continues to boast a stellar reputation in both the academic and sporting fields.  Combining the reputation and academic rigour of the UK curriculum, Repton Dubai has been consistently rated as “Outstanding” by KHDA inspections and endeavours to promote excellence in every area of a child’s and student’s life at school, within and outside the classroom. 

Repton School Dubai offers a full range of the IGCSE curriculum, in addition to the IB Diploma, IB Career Programme and the A-Levels curriculum with a choice of 45 subjects to help achieve a deep understanding of varied academic fields. The school has two boarding houses and provides boarding accommodation for students and families, by either full term boarding or a more flexible weekly boarding option.

Both the junior and senior schools are located on a spectacular campus of 1.3 million sq. ft. in Nad Al Sheba 3, making it the largest school in the region.

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