Apply! Pan African “Teach a Man to Fish” Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education 2017

The Pan African Awards is offering numerous awards to individuals and organisations who use education to inspire entrepreneurship in Africa.

Application Deadline: 14th August, 2017

Offered annually? Yes

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.

About the Award: 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.

Participants must follow these guidelines:

  • 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?

Type: Contest

Eligibility: The main criteria for becoming successful are:

  • They’re entrepreneurial- they have innovative ways of tackling problems in education, they generate their own income, or they empower future generations of entrepreneurs.
  • They’re sustainable- they are financially, socially and environmentally sustainable in the future and that look beyond donations and subsidies as their primary source of income.
  • They create Impact- they achieve measurable results in terms of educational achievement and economic outcomes for participants and the wider community.

Selection Criteria: 

Number of Awardees: Three (3)

Value of Award: 

  • First prize of $15,000, 2nd and 3rd prizes of $5,000.
  • There are three prizes available for top applicants.
  • Alongside winners will also benefit from enhanced visibility and enhanced sponsorship and donor opportunities.
  • In addition, applicants that reach the shortlist stage will be invited to apply for the Future Partner Prize. For this prize, organisations are required to submit ideas on how they could partner with Teach A Man To Fish to take the School Enterprise Challenge programme to a wider audience. Winners will receive a cash prize and will work further with Teach A Man To Fish to become a future partner.
  • For exceptionally high performing organisations, it is possible to win both a top prize and the partner prize.
  • Top prize winners are expected to use the prize funds toward furthering their work as explained in their Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education 2017 application.

Duration of Award: Not stated

How to Apply: It is important to read the Tips for Success and the Application Process (both here) before applying

Visit Award Webpage for details

Award Provider: The Saville Foundation, The Pan African Awards

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