Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education: US$75,000 to Innovative projects Combating Poverty
All Africa based organizations working in education (primary, secondary, tertiary education; non-formal and adult education) and combating poverty in an innovative, sustainable and effective way are invited to participate in Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education. Teach a Man to Fish is seeking for organizations or projects making great changes in their community. Entries can be made by a non-African NGO on behalf of their local partner/office (in Africa) in a condition that the prize money and conference travel bursaries are claimed by and used for the benefit of Africa-based organization.
Teach a Man to Fish partners with the Saville Foundation to award this prize.
- US$10,000 – Best entry award
- US$5,000 each – Two runner ups
- US$1,000 each – 55 best entries from each African country
- Top three award winners will be offered a sponsored trip to the international conference and peer-learning workshop of Teach a man to fish.
- Media publicity and enhanced sponsorship and donation opportunities are other benefits.
- Applicants can be organizations in any African country focusing on education.
- Applying professionals can be teachers, doctors, lawyers, judges, accountants, bankers, engineers, and police officers.
- Organizations outside Africa can submit entries on behalf of their African partner. The African organization will be beneficiary in this condition.
- Entries must be accompanied by work contact details of a suitable referee. Referees must be independent of entrant organization and either a government official, qualified professional, or senior employee of an internationally recognized institution. Referees cannot be family members of the entrant.
- List of eligible countries: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Democratic Republic of the), Congo-Brazzaville (Republic of the Congo), Côte d’Ivoire (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 The Saville Foundation Pan-African Awards.
The Youth for International Development has announced youth development grants for grassroots organizationswhich are best positioned to reach youths and provide them with programs and services in priority areas ofentrepreneurship, agribusiness, health (HIV/AIDS & underage pregnant girls), environmental innovative initiatives and capacity development.
Youth for International Development is committed to achieving sustainable youth development. Through itsgrant making, it supports innovative organizations, youthgroups and Community Based Organizations that are working towards empowering youths through various programmes and initiatives to reduce poverty, createemployment, free expression, development and implementation of youth policies at national level, promote democratic values, improve the environmentthrough various environmental programmes. When making grants, it thinks about long-term strategies, knowing that lasting social and economic change among the youth can only be achieved through efforts of all stakeholders in the field of youth empowerment.
The following is a list of projects and programmes that fall under this grants programme;
- Workshops, forums and conferences whose outcome is aimed at economically and socially empowering the youth in a specific region or country.
- After-school programmes
- Youth athletic leagues that use their sports to bring young people together to support community development.
- Self-Help groups that are currently engaged with an economic eventure(s) or those that have innovative ideaswhose outcome is creation of jobs among the youth.
- Environmental programmes implemented by youth organizations – you must clearly describe how young people involvement will assist in ensuring that there will be sustainable outcomes.
- Operational costs for youth organizations only
- Capacity Building
- Peace Building
- Exchange programmes – cultural and educational only.
Source: Fundsfor orgs