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Teach A Man to Fish announces EDUCATING AFRICA Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education

Recognising Entrepreneurial Education Initiatives Across Africa


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1st Prize $10,000 ~ 2nd & 3rd Prizes $5000 ~ 55 country prizes of $1000 available

The EDUCATING AFRICA Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education is a competition initiated by Teach A Man To Fish and generously sponsored by our partner organization Educating Africa. It continues to reward organizations in Africa that use innovative and entrepreneurial techniques to fill gaps in educational services across the continent. The competition is open to all organizations based in Africa working in education, from primary through to tertiary, as well as in non-formal and adult education.

Previous winners have ranged from agricultural training initiatives, to family learning and vocational training, and even targeted international volunteering agencies – we are looking for anything and everything that combats poverty in an innovative, sustainable and effective way, so no matter how large or small your organisation, get in touch!

This year’s competition will run from 29th October, applications close on 10th December. 

See below for further information and tips on what we are looking for…

Entrepreneurship in Education

What are the main features of projects we look for?

  • They’re entrepreneurial: developing innovative, replicable & scalable approaches to tackling entrenched problems in education; empowering future generations of entrepreneurs
  • They’re sustainable: financially, socially and environmentally; looking beyond donations and subsidies as the primary means of creating positive social and environmental outcomes
  • They create impact: achieving measurable results in terms of educational achievement and economic outcomes for participants and their communities

If your organisation does all of these things and you would like the chance to win just follow this link to fill in the online application form:

English: http://teachamantofish.org.uk/pan-african-awards-2012-online-form  French: http://teachamantofish.org.uk/pan-african-awards-2012-online-form-french

Here are a couple of things to think about when filling in your application form:

  • Make your passion for education and entrepreneurship shine through
  • Tell us why your project is special, different and innovative
  • Bring your application to life with examples – we want to here about all the great changes you are making in your community!

For more detailed guidance on how to fill out your application form, you can download the application pack here.


Organisations running creative programs in the education and entrepreneurship field can play a vital role in driving positive social change, yet they rarely receive the recognition they deserve. The EDUCATING AFRICA Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education represent a small step forward in terms of drawing international attention to their brilliant ideas and achievements.

Previous winners of EDUCATING AFRICA Awards

Some Inspiring Words from Previous Awards Winners

In addition to the generous financial support, we’ve received media attention from the prize and more credibility in the field.  Teach a Man to Fish’s name is well respected, so receiving an award from them helps give Educate!’s mission and approach greater recognition from partners and foundations in this field.

Educate!, Uganda – 1st Prize Winner 2009

The Ministries of Higher Education, Agriculture, Provincial Administration and that of Adult Education looked at Icoseed with high regard for being the best Kenya project to win the 2009 Pan African Award For Entrepreneurship in Education. Many people came to see what we were doing and gave more support.

Icoseed, Kenya– Country Prize Winner

I think being a winner in this competition really served to re-motivate us as a team.  It showed us that we were making good progress and that we shouldn’t give up the battle.

H.E.L.P, Malawi – Country Prize Winner

As a result of the attention we received from winning an award, we have received support from the European Union funded project in Nigeria – Support to Reforming Institutions Programme (SRIP).

South Saharan Social Development Organisation, Nigeria – Country Prize Winner

The Competition and its Sponsor

As well as a first prize of $10,000 and two runners-up prizes of $5,000, there are up to 50 awards of $1,000 available for the best entry from every country on the continent. The top three award-winners are also sponsored a trip for the awards presentation and peer learning visits to Teach A Man To Fish partners.

The competition is sponsored by Educating Africa – a foundation committed to introducing cost effective and sustainable education initiatives throughout Africa, and to acknowledging some of the tremendous educational projects that have been developed across the continent.

For more information visit http://www.educatingafrica.com/

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