Pan-African Awards new deadline and conference location revealed

This is one of our favourite times of year at Teach A Man To Fish. As applications come in for the Pan-African Awards, we learn about organisations that are using new, creative approaches for teaching entrepreneurial skills or using business solutions to fund education.

The Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education is one of the only competitions recognising organisations from across all sectors working to improve education through enterprise. We believe that this recognition and celebration of innovative and sustainable initiatives not only supports winning organisations to grow their impact, but also helps to promote new models for change to more communities.

The 2018 Pan-African Awards is still open for applications, and here are some exciting updates on this year’s competition.

First, the competition deadline has been extended until Sunday 19th of August. Applicants have until midnight (BST) to submit an online application in English or in French. It takes about an hour to complete; just tell us how your work is entrepreneurial, sustainable and creates an impact.

Secondly, all winning organisations will receive a fully-funded spot for a delegate to attend our annual Education That Pays conference. This year, the conference will be taking place in October in Nairobi, Kenya.

The conference is a unique opportunity to connect with teachers, NGOs, policy-makers, entrepreneurs and leaders from across the international Entrepreneurship in Education field.

“Sending a delegate to the 2017 Education That Pays conference increased the visibility and credibility of our organization. The delegate was able to network with other conference attendees and build a repertoire of new organizational partners. In addition, attending the event also allowed us to raise general awareness around our structure and the work that we do.” said one of our 2017 runner-up winners, Dare to Innovate.

If you have any questions about the awards, you can find out how to apply here or email