The African Leadership Academy is pleased to announce the inaugural “African Teacher of the Year Award” to celebrate teaching excellence on the African continent. The final 3 shortlisted finalists will be honored at a gala dinner in Johannesburg in October in front of media, the headmasters of 100 of the leading schools in Africa, and other dignitaries.
The winner of the award will also win a cash prize of $10,000!!
Do you know of an outstanding African secondary school teacher,from any country and in any subject, that deserves this award? If so, we encourage you to nominate them now!
Each and every one of us has been inspired by at least one teacher in our lives – this is your chance to recognize the teachers who changed your life!
Please send in your nominations by March 31st to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Anzisha Prize seeks to award young innovators who have developed and implemented innovative solutions to challenges facing their communities. The Anzisha Prize is the premier award for African leaders aged 15-20 who have developed and implemented innovative solutions to challenges facing their communities.
The Prize recognizes young people whose passion for Africa drives them to design and develop projects that transform their communities and the continent. Fifteen finalists from across Africa will win an all-expenses paid trip to South Africa to be a part of a week-long entrepreneurship workshop and conference at the African Leadership Academy campus on the outskirts of Johannesburg. The grand prize winners, selected from these finalists, will share prizes worth $75,000 USD.
The Anzisha Prize is an initiative of the African Leadership Academy in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation. “The Anzisha Prize Tour”. We will hold information summits in a number of African countries to promote the prize and encourage young people to apply for the prize.
In Nigeria the summit will be held in Lagos in partnership with Wennovation Hub, above all, we want to get youth in Africa (15-20 years old) excited about entrepreneurship and taking action in their communities! Read the story of one of the 8 finalists of the 2011 edition, Adamma Umeofia, Founder of WEBUILT: AFRICA, from Lagos, Nigeria via http://www.webuilt.org/webuilt-nigeria/
ELIGIBILITY: · Applicants must be between the ages of 15 and 20. · Innovations in all fields (science and technology, civil society, arts and culture, sports, etc.) will be considered by the Prize Committee. · Some projects are carried out by small groups or teams that see themselves as equal. Should this be the case with your project, the primary initiator who assembled the project team should apply for the prize on behalf of the group. Should the group be named a finalist, only the primary initiator of the winning group will attend the workshop in South Africa, though winnings may be shared amongst the group.
SELECTION CRITERIA: Applicants will be judged on: · Impact: efforts have a demonstrated, measurable and positive outcome. · Ingenuity: applicants take a new and better approach to a pressing problem in their community. · Scalability: solutions have the potential to be replicated in communities facing similar challenges. TIMELINE: · The application deadline for the Prize is 1 May 2012. We strongly encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. We cannot evaluate applications that arrive after the deadline. · Finalists will be notified in July 2012 · The entrepreneurship workshop and conference will take place in August 2012.
When can I enter? As soon as possible!
The closing date for the competition is May 1, 2012 but early submissions are highly encouraged.
How do I apply? Please download the application form via the link below for detailed information regarding eligibility, competition timeline, and submission instructions – http://www.anzishaprize.org
One of three ways to submit: · Via email to email@example.com . (This is the preferred method!) ·
Via fax to +27 11 252 6190 · Via certified courier to: African Leadership Academy, 1050 Printech Avenue, Honeydew, 2040, South Africa. Please list “Entrepreneurial Leadership Center” as the receiver and write +27 11 699 3000 for the receiver’s phone number.