Teach a Man to Fish competition
UK-based charity Teach A Man To Fish with their partners The Saville Foundation have launched the 6th annual Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education 2013.
The competition, open until 20th December is a way to reward organizations that contribute to Africa’s growth and development through an entrepreneurial approach to education and training.
There is a top prize of US$10,000, two runners-up prizes of US$5,000 and 55 awards of US$1000 for the best entrant from every country in Africa.
The OECD estimates Africa has the youngest population in the world with 200 million Africans aged between 15 and 24.
Africa also has the highest percentage of people who work for themselves with 74.8% of people in Sub-Saharan Africa employed in the informal economy .
Teach A Man To Fish aims to prepare young people to succeed in life not just in examinations.
Its pioneering approach promotes profit-making school-run businesses to teach entrepreneurship and livelihood skills.
This model allows schools to generate additional income, improving their financial sustainability, while at the same time enabling them to offer a more relevant and higher quality education.