Apply for 2018 Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education!

Deadline: 14 August 2018

Applicants are invited to apply for the Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education which is an annual competition run with the generous support of The Saville Foundation. The competition seeks out the very best organisations that are using enterprise and entrepreneurship to innovate in the field of education in Africa.

The competition rewards the most innovative and inspiring organisations working with young people in Africa, cultivating entrepreneurial and workplace skills in youth or using innovative methods to fund education. The main features of projects and programmes they award are:

  • Entrepreneurial – tackling problems in education by teaching, training and empowering young people through hands-on entrepreneurial experience or generating income to fund education.
  • Sustainable – generates funding beyond donations and subsidies as a primary source of income, able to retain and grow participants and promotes environmental protection.
  • Create Impact – demonstrate measurable results for educational achievement and economic outcomes for participants and the wider community.
  • Experiential – provide students with hands-on experience in a live environment.

Prize Information

  • Top Prize – $15,000
  • 2 Runner Up Prizes – $5,000
  • Future Partner Prize – $5,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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 (mentioned 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. 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 their organisation and 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.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must apply online via given website.

Eligible Countries: 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.

For more information, please visit Pan-African Awards.

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