In Africa, the continent home to the largest youth population in the world, educators face a critical challenge: how to teach an ever-growing number of students using limited resources while also helping young people develop skills for the future.
Entrepreneurship has proven to be a successful practice for funding education while also giving students and out-of-school youth a platform for gaining real-life professional experience.
Now, organisations providing young people with hands-on business experience or using community-based business solutions to fund education have the chance to win $15,000 USD for their work through the Pan-African Awards for Enterprise in Education.
Applications will be opening shortly. To get your application ready:
Read about the competition, eligibility criteria and application tips in the Application Guide.
Review our Terms and Conditions
Download our Practice Form to see the questions on the application and prepare your answers
Top Prize – $15,000
2 Runner Up Prizes – $5,000
Future Partner Prize – $5,000
All winners will also win a fully funded spot for one delegate at our annual Education That Pays conference.
The main features of projects and programmes we 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.
Accepting entries from June 20 – August 14 2018
Winners will be announced in mid-September 2018
For more information visit here.