The Pan-African Awards in the future
Since 2007, Teach A Man To Fish has been running the Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education. Since then, the Awards have attracted applications from more than 3,500 organisations and recognised over 200 winning organisations that address skill gaps, financial insecurity and underemployment through innovative entrepreneurial education programmes in Africa. Supported by The Saville Foundation, they offer the winning organisations the chance to network, scale and share their alternative entrepreneurial and sustainable approaches to education.
Gary Shearer, the CEO of The Saville Foundation, states: "We have been delighted to be involved with, and provide financial support form the Annual Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education. During this journey, we have connected with substantial initiatives that genuinely enable individuals through entrepreneurship. Going forward, we will be working with Teach A Man To Fish to deepen this initiative, and as part of that, the competition will now take place every two years."
We are looking forward to the Awards in 2022! In the meantime, have a look at the 2019 winners:
2019 Winners Announced
With an emphasis on sustainability, the awards offer monetary prizes up to $15,000 as an investment in organisations whose inspirational work is transforming the futures of African Youth. This year, each winner will also win a fully funded place (including flights and accommodation) to visit London to attend our Partners' Summit.
Supported by The Saville Foundation and managed by Teach A Man To Fish, the Pan-African Awards combine the aims and expertise of both organisations.
First Place: The Social Innovation Academy
The Social Innovation Academy (SINA) tackles failing education and resulting unemployment in Africa through creating self-organised and 'freesponsible' learning spaces, where disadvantaged youth unleash their potential for positive change as social entrepreneurs. A cost-effective and self-governed community approach provides a pathway, tools and the mindset to shape a vision for their future and create new solutions in form of social enterprises which benefit society and the environment.
Future Partner Prize: The Turing Trust
The Turing Trust supports education in sub-Saharan Africa by reusing computers and improving teacher training using ICT. They provide skills development in the UK while reducing waste and contributing to an environmentally friendly society. They have reused over 4,200 PCs enabling more than 41,000 students to gain a digital education.
Runner Up Prize: West Africa Vocational Education (WAVE)
Like its natural resources of oil and minerals, Africa’s youth are a paradox of (untapped) potential dividends merely existing/constantly being exploited as demographic liabilities. WAVE's vision is to reverse this trend by targeting: Best-in-class quality: A new and efficient way to prepare and provide unemployed youths with stable jobs that leverage their innate strengths in an environment where they have previously been shortchanged. Scalability: A home-grown scalable and replicable model for social impact in the region centred on developing people at a systemic level. Systemic Impact: An Africa where young people can aspire to achieve their potential and in so doing enhance the development of the African continent.
Runner Up Prize: Kenya Connect
Since 2002, Kenya Connect has been devoted to improving education for 18,000 students at 55 partner schools by breaking down barriers to education and providing innovative teacher professional development and empowerment and enrichment classes for students in primary (K-8) and secondary (Form 1-4). Their vision is to see young people in our community lift out of extreme poverty through providing them with education, skills and programming that encourages critical thinking, creativity, literacy, collaboration, digital literacy and entrepreneurship.