South African organisation grants $15,000 to social entrepreneurs

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South African organisation grants $15,000 to social entrepreneurs
Young African Entrepreneurs – Photo credit: MGAfrica.com

An organisation, Teach A Man To Fish is organising a Pan-African awards for entrepreneurs in education, in which the grand winner will receive $15,000 cash prize.

Through The Saville Foundation, a charitable foundation based in South Africa, the organisation plans to reward the “very best projects which are using enterprise and entrepreneurship to innovate in the field of education.”

According to a written statement on the organisation’s website, Teach A Man To Fish, will manage the awards using their expertise in enterprise education and highlight inspirational models and projects through their large network of educational organisations and schools.

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Therefore, social entrepreneurs whose education or training project based in Africa or whose organisation actively demonstrate the success of their entrepreneurial approach to education are eligible to apply for the awards, the organisation said.

The organisation also said it was looking got innovative and inspiring education project. Additionally, it was important that applicant’s organisation must have a large network of young people and can show that their project has had a positive impact on young people and their community.

As said earlier, the grand prize will be $15,000, while another prize of $5,000 will go to second and third place winners. In addition to the cash prizes, winners will receive “enhanced visibility and publicity, enhanced sponsorship and donation opportunities” and a chance to win the organisation’s “partner prize” to work with Teach A Man To Fish and the School Enterprise Challenge.

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To stand out, the organisation has recommended that applicants make their passion passion for education and entrepreneurship shine through and to also show the panel of jury what makes their project special, different and innovative.

“Focus on impact. We want to see that what you are doing really works,” the organsers said, adding that applicants should bring their applications “to life with examples – we want to hear about the great changes you are making in your community.”

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