“Teach a Man To Fish” Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education, 2019



Nominations and Entries are now on-going for The Pan African Awards to individuals and organizations who use education to inspire entrepreneurship in Africa. This Contest is open to Africans and submission must be made before the stated deadline to ensure that no candidate is disqualified. eligibility criteria is also of great importance and is noteworthy.

About the Award

The Pan African Awards reward the very best projects which are using enterprise and entrepreneurship to innovate in the field of education. The awards are generously supported by The Saville Foundation, a charitable foundation based in South Africa.

Teach A Man To Fish to manage the awards using their expertise in enterprise education and highlight inspirational models and projects through their large network of educational organizations and schools.

Participants must follow these guidelines:

  • Is your education or training project based in Africa?
  • Does your organization actively demonstrate the success of their entrepreneurial approach to education? See above for our meaning of ‘entrepreneurship in education’.
  • Is your education project innovative and inspiring?
  • Does your organization have a large network of young people?
  • Can you show that your project has had a positive impact on young people and your community?

Level/ Field of Study

The contest is meant for African participants who wish to the tool of education to encourage entrepreneurship in Africa.

Host Nationality

The Scholarship is hosted at The Saville Foundation, South Africa. If you are an international student and you desire to study in  South Africa. Check out the best scholarships obtainable for study in South Africa

Scholarship Number

The number of opening for the contest is three

Eligible Nationality:

The scholarship is opened to African Entrepreneurs from any of the following countries. Read also if you wish to study outside your home country Simple and Detailed Answers about Applying and Winning a Scholarship

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.

Scholarship Benefits:

The rewards attached to the contest include;

  • First prize of $15,000, 2nd and 3rd prizes of $5,000.
  • There are three prizes available for top applicants.
  • Alongside winners will also benefit from enhanced visibility and enhanced sponsorship and donor opportunities.
  • In addition, applicants that reach the shortlist stage will be invited to apply for the Future Partner Prize. For this prize, organizations are required to submit ideas on how they could partner with Teach A Man To Fish to take the School Enterprise Challenge programme to a wider audience. Winners will receive a cash prize and will work further with Teach A Man To Fish to become a future partner.
  • For exceptionally high performing organizations, it is possible to win both a top prize and the partner prize.
  • Top prize winners are expected to use the prize funds toward furthering their work as explained in their Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education 2017 application.


The main criteria for becoming eligible are:

  • They’re entrepreneurial- they have innovative ways of tackling problems in education, they generate their own income, or they empower future generations of entrepreneurs.
  • They’re sustainable- they are financially, socially and environmentally sustainable in the future and that look beyond donations and subsidies as their primary source of income.
  • They create Impact- they achieve measurable results in terms of educational achievement and economic outcomes for participants and the wider community.

Application Procedure:

It is important to read the Tips for Success and the Application Process (both here) before applying. You can commence the application and get more information by clicking on the Award Webpage.

Application Deadline:

The scholarship deadlines are 14th August 2019 and are Offered annually.

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