The Pan African Awards is an annual competition that is run with the generous support of The Saville Foundation. The competition seeks out the very best organisations in Africa who are using enterprise and entrepreneurship to innovate the field of education.
The 2017 Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education Winners
Congratulations to the 2017 Pan-African Award winners!
Entries for the awards are currently closed and we are very happy to announce the winners of the 2017 competition:
First Place: The Batonga Foundation
Runner Up: Dare to Innovate
Runner Up: Livingstone Tanzania Trust
Future Partner Prize: Idea4Africa
The 2018 Pan-African Awards will open in early June 2018.
The Batonga Foundation
The Batonga Foundation was founded in 2006 by Grammy Award-winning singer and UNICEF International Goodwill Ambassador, Angelique Kidjo. Batonga's "Girls' Club" programme, which started last year, helps female youth develop entrepreneurial and life skills through business start-up mentorship, training and a financial literacy curriculum.
"This award means that Batonga can continue to go beyond the paved road, reach more vulnerable girls, serve more distant villages and create more safe spaces for girls and young women to learn and grow," says Kidjo.
Dare to Innovate
Since 2012, Dare to Innovate has trained over 4,000 young people through intensive entrepreneurship fellowships and training programmes across West Africa. They have also fostered 78 young African entrepreneurs who have gone on to create over 270 jobs for their peers.
Livingstone Tanzania Trust
UK-based Livingstone Tanzania Trust partners with local organisations to deliver agricultural business training to students while they are still in primary school.
"When we work with our teachers and students to help them develop both agricultural skills and business skills in their schools, we do it to meet local needs and address local problems. So to have our work recognised by Teach a Man to Fish as we scale up is a fantastic endorsement of what we are doing and a great motivation to us and our partner schools!" - Julian Page, Director of Livingstone Tanzania Trust
IDEA4Africa was chosen for the Future Partner Prize and will be working alongside our School Enterprise Challenge team to bring our programmes to more schools in Rwanda.
"IDEA4Africa is honoured to be recognised by Teach a Man to Fish with this award. We are both focused on helping young people see firsthand the power of entrepreneurship and I know that working together we can have an even greater impact in Rwanda and wherever we do work." - Dr Dennis Hanno, Founder and President of IDEA4Africa