Apply for the Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education

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South Africa
Posted 3 years ago

The Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education is a competition generously sponsored by The Saville Foundation in South Africa and managed by UK-based charity Teach A Man To Fish. The competition rewards the most innovative and inspiring organizations working with young people in Africa, cultivating entrepreneurial and workplace skills in youth or using innovative methods to fund education.

Past winners of these Awards for Entrepreneurship ranged from multinational NGOs to social enterprises; from circus schools to single mother cooperatives. But all these winning organizations have demonstrated the impact of enabling young people through entrepreneurial training or enriching their educational prospects with innovative funding schemes and social enterprises.

Through the Pan-African Awards, all applicants have the opportunity to become part of the wider Teach A Man To Fish network where they can meet, share and learn from organizations with similar missions

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. 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.

Now, organizations 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.


The main features of projects and programmes awarded 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.


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

How to apply: You will find an online application form at

If you have any further questions about the application process, please do not hesitate to contact the competition organizers at


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Deadline: August 14, 2018


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