Raouf Jacob, Maker Space Teacher

Raouf Jacob is the Maker Space teacher at BGA. The Award-Winning Film Director & Producer is originally from war-torn Sierra Leone, West Africa. His family fled Sierra Leone at the climax of the barbaric civil war in 1999 and immigrated to Boston, MA in January of 2000. Before joining BGA, Jacob served as a certified translator and multilingual educator at Boston Public Schools. In addition to his role as an educator, Jacob is also the program chair at Global Cinema Film Festival of Boston (GCFF) and WCF studios/films LLC, which he founded in 2006. As program chair and Documentarian, Jacob spotlights films that make us care about the human condition around the globe.


At BGA Jacob seeks to make the Maker Space a platform that supports creativity, problem- solving, and innovation. His mission is to inspire engines of excellence, encouraging the freedom to imagine and wonder. Students will explore, experiment, take risks, invent, make mistakes, and learn to create through a variety of DIY (Do it yourself) projects as they go! Students will provide evidence of in-class and real-world learning by using an array of resources in a Maker Space that encourages curiosity and sparks creativity.