Deadline: July 15, 2016
The UK based charity, Teach A Man To Fish now invites applications for the 2016 Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education. The competition is a way to reward organizations that contribute to Africa’s growth and development through an entrepreneurial approach to education and training. The aim of the Awards also include changing the attitudes of young people so that they begin to leave the education system as the job creators of the future rather than job seekers.
About the Awards
The Pan African Awards reward the very best projects which are using enterprise and entrepreneurship to innovate in the field of education. The awards are generously supported by The Saville Foundation, a charitable foundation based in South Africa. Teach A Man To Fish manage the awards using their expertise in enterprise education and highlight inspirational models and projects through their large network of educational organisations and schools.
Do you have what it takes?
- Is your education or training project based in Africa?
- Does your organisation actively demonstrate the success of their entrepreneurial approach to education? See above for our meaning of ‘entrepreneurship in education’.
- Is your education project innovative and inspiring?
- Does your organisation have a large network of young people?
- Can you show that your project has had a positive impact on young people and your community?
If you answered yes to these questions your organisation could be in with a chance of winning a Pan African Award for Entrepreneurship in Education.
There is a top prize of $15,000, two runners up prizes of $5,000 as well as a Partner Award that those selected for the final shortlist could win.
- First prize of $15,000, 2nd and 3rd prizes of $5,000.
- A sponsored trip to our international conference.
- Enhanced visibility and publicity.
- Enhanced sponsorship and donation opportunities.
- A chance to win our ‘partner prize’ to work with Teach A Man To Fish and the School Enterprise Challenge.
- The competition is open to all organizations with a focus on education located in one of the 55 African countries for which awards are available (see below).
- Entries can be submitted on behalf on another organization – e.g. by non-African NGOs on behalf of their local partner / office – however prize monies and conference travel bursaries must be claimed by and used for the benefit of, the Africa-based organization itself.
- The full list of African countries for which awards are available is as follows:
- Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Democratic Republic of the), Congo-Brazzaville (also known as Republic of the Congo), Côte d’Ivoire (commonly known as Ivory Coast), Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe
- All entries must be accompanied by work contact details of a suitable referee who is able to confirm that the contents of the entry are a true and accurate representation of the entrant’s work
- Referees must be
- i) independent of your organisation
- ii) either a government official, qualified professional, or senior employee of an internationally recognized institution.
- Qualified professionals for the purpose of this competition include: teachers (employed by a different institution), doctors, lawyers, judges, accountants, bankers, engineers, and police officers.
- Referees cannot include family members of the entrant.
- Make your passion for education and entrepreneurship shine through.
- Tell us what makes your project special, different and innovative.
- Focus on impact. We want to see that what you are doing really works.
- Bring your application to life with examples – we want to hear about the great changes you are making in your community!
For more information, visit Pan African Awards