Congratulations to the winners of the Pan African Awards 2018
The 2018 Winners
LivelyHoods is the 2018 winner
LivelyHoods provides unemployed young men and women in Kenya with a new pathway to entrepreneurship.
Since 2011, LivelyHoods has trained 3,600 youth and women to become full-time sales agents of clean energy products. The profit on each product is split equally between the sales agent and LivelyHoods, with the organisation's margin contributing towards marketing and training costs.
"The transformation we see in the young men and women that go through the LivelyHoods training and ongoing support program is truly inspiring, and this award is further recognition of that. All of their hard work and resilience, and the LivelyHoods team's passion for what they do has got us to this moment and we're so incredibly proud. We believe in the power of youth and women, to power their communities, and we're clearly not the only ones!" says Claire Baker, Director of Development
Runner Up: Young Africa
Young Africa provides skills training to disadvantaged young people through nine training centres in Southern Africa. Training is given by local entrepreneurs (franchise method) through training on-the-job, leading to (self-) employability of the graduates and to financial self-reliant training centres. Currently, 35.000 people have been trained of which more than 80% has secured (self-) employment.
On winning the 2018 runner-up prize:
"This month, Young Africa celebrates its 20th Anniversary of youth empowerment in Southern Africa. What an incredible present it is to be the joint runner up 2018 of thePan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education!"
Runner Up Moringa School
Moringa School provides young Africans with digital and professional skills training. Courses are focused on coding and other technical skills in high demand in the modern marketplace. Students learn technical and soft skills that will assist them to thrive as strong software developers, and leaders. Since beginning operations in 2014, Moringa School has graduated 600 young Africans.
"The prize will support Moringa School in establishing a professional development program for its technical mentors, who guide students as they complete our online curriculum in the classroom. Moringa is unique in that it often hires its graduates- after they've completed the program, they become teachers. For many, this is their first professional experience.
Moringa will build a teacher training program for technical mentors that will foster their own development as educators and leaders, and increase the quality of the education they offer students. This will lead technical mentors to bring more passion and enthusiasm to the classroom, increase their professional value as they move forward in their careers, and make Moringa School a more effective organization."
Future Partner Prize: Garden of Hope Foundation
Garden of Hope Foundation develops leaders among youth in Kenya through equipping them with skills in Leadership, Entrepreneurship and basic computer skills. The Foundation is currently partnering with over 20 schools in Kibera slum.