A UK based charity organisation, Teach A Man To Fish, and its partners, Saville Foundation have launched the Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education (2016) as a way of rewarding organizations that contribute to Africa’s growth and development through an entrepreneurial approach to education and training.
In a statement, the organisation said the main aim of the awards is to change the attitudes of young people so that they begin to create employment rather than being job seekers.
“This is a great opportunity for organisations operating in Africa who are fostering a culture of entrepreneurship among young people. It is important that young people learn early on that they have the power to be leaders in business and job creators of the 21st century,” said the organisation’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr Nick Kafka.
He urged organisations to submit their works for vetting and said there is a top prize of $15,000 with two runners up prizes of $5,000 as well as a Partner Award that those selected for the final shortlist.
The deadline for entries is July 15th 2016. And application forms can be obtained on http://teachamantofish.org.uk/pan-african-awards – .
The organisation uses the financially self-sufficient school model to teach entrepreneurship and livelihood skills. This model allows schools to generate additional income, which improves their financial sustainability and teaches work skills that schools can utilise in the future.
In addition, the model encourages schools to offer a more relevant and higher quality education that provides students with the capabilities to successfully manage their own businesses.
The most recent Winners of the Pan African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education include Imagine Scholar, Join the Pipe and SAWA World from South Africa, Kenya and Uganda respectively. Imagine Scholar enables young people in South Africa to become responsible social leaders in their communities. Students are encouraged to engage in the most pressing issues in their community and bring about positive social change.