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Awards & Recognition 

Princess of Girona Foundation Internation Organisation Award, 2017

Teach A Man To Fish has won the first International Organisation Award. The Foundation, which has awarded Spanish entities, chose Teach A Man To Fish as the inaugural recipient for it's "innovative and scalable educations project capable of breaking the cycle of poverty."

The award will be presented on the 29th of June in a ceremony presided over by the King and Queen of Spain. 


WISE Awards finalist, 2014  

In 2014, Teach A Man To Fish was named as a finalist in the WISE Awards (World Innovation Summit on Education), for its global School Enterprise Challenge programme.    

Fifteen projects from 14 countries were chosen from hundreds of projects worldwide. All finalist projects were selected for their innovative approaches and positive impact on education and society. 


Bond International Development Awards, 2014  

The Bond International Development Awards were launched in 2013 to celebrate innovative and inspiring achievement by UK-based development NGOs.

Teach A Man To Fish was shortlisted in the Small NGO category in 2014 for the "Inspiring Collaborations" prize for our work in Nicaragua with La Bastilla Agricultural School and La Bastilla Coffee Estates. 


Devex International Development Leaders, 2011

Nik Kafka, founder and CEO of Teach A Man To Fish was named one of the '40 under 40 International Development Leaders' by Devex, the world’s largest community of aid & development professionals.

These young leaders were selected based on their influence on the development agenda and impact on development results. The goal is to highlight and celebrate the important work of the next generation of leaders in the international development community.


Most Innovative Development Project, 2010 

The Self-Sufficient Agricultural School model won the Most Innovative Development Project award in a competition promoted by the government of Japan through the Japan Social Development Fund. 

This award was presented during the 11th Annual Conference of the Global Development Network (GDN) held in January 2010 in the Czech Republic. 


Young Global Leader, 2009 - 2015 

In 2009, Nik Kafka, founder and CEO of Teach A Man To Fish was honoured to be selected to join the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leader community. 

The Forum of Young Global Leaders is a unique community of exceptional young leaders who share a commitment to making the world a better place. Each year the World Economic Forum identifies 100-200 extraordinary young leaders from all over the world for a 6 year tenure. Together, they form a powerful international community that can dramatically impact the global future. 


Templeton Freedom Award, 2009 

The 'Education That Pays For Itself' model received the international Templeton Freedom Award 2009 granted by the Atlas Economic Research Foundation.

The Templeton Award recognised the approach from among 130 participants in the category of “Excellence in Promoting Liberty.” According to the Atlas Foundation, this award represents “the recognition of a non-profit institution that has demonstrated extraordinary success in providing business skills to low income youth from rural areas transforming them into rural entrepreneurs”. 


BBC World Challenge, 2008 

In December 2008 our flagship school in Paraguay won second place in the BBC World Challenge, a competition for social enterprises in developing countries organised by BBC World, Shell & Newsweek.

The competition seeks to identify and reward projects from across the globe that demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit; working for the benefit of the community whilst adopting a responsible approach. Since its foundation, the World Challenge  has awarded financial grants to a number of projects from around the world. 


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