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Saville Foundation Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education 2019 (Up to $15,000)

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Deadline: August 16, 2019


  • Open to all organizations with a focus on education located in one of the 55 African countries;
  • Entries can be submitted on behalf of another organization – e.g. by non-African NGOs on behalf of their local partner/office – however prize monies and conference travel bursaries must be claimed by and used for the benefit of, the Africa-based organization itself;
  • The full list of African countries for which awards are available is as follows: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Democratic Republic of the), Congo Brazzaville (also known as Republic of the Congo), Côte d’Ivoire (commonly known as Ivory Coast), Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Entries may be submitted in English or French. Competition entries received in other languages cannot be accepted.

The Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education recognize African-driven and African based organizations addressing skill gaps, financial insecurity, and underemployment through innovative entrepreneurial education programs.

With an emphasis on sustainability, the awards offer monetary prizes as an investment in organizations whose inspirational work is transforming the futures of African Youth. Supported by The Saville Foundation and managed by Teach A Man To Fish, the Pan-African Awards combine the aims and expertise of both organizations.


  • First Prize of $15,000
  • Two Runners-Up Prizes of $5,000
  • Future Partner prize of $5,000

Selection Criteria

The main features of the projects and programs they award are:

  • Entrepreneurial: Tackling problems in education by teaching, training and empowering young people through hands-on entrepreneurial experience or generating income to fund education.
  • Sustainable: Generates funding beyond donations and subsidies as a primary source of income, able to retain and grow participants and promotes environmental protection.
  • Create Impact: Demonstrate measurable results for educational achievement and economic outcomes for participants and the wider community.
  • Experiential: Provide students with hands-on experience in a live environment