Pan African Awards

The Pan African Awards is an annual competition run with the generous support of The Saville Foundation. The competition seeks out the very best organisations in Africa who are using enterprise and entrepreneurship to innovate in the field of education.

The deadline for entries in 2017 is 14 August. Winners will be informed in late September.

The Pan African Awards for Entrepreneurs in Education winners in 2016

FVS-AMADE Burundi students.

Congratulations to the 2016 Pan African Award winners!

Entries for the awards are currently closed and we are very happy to announce the winners of the 2016 competition:

1st prize: FVS-AMADE Burundi

2nd prize: Friends of Orphans, Uganda

3rd prize: Camara Education, Tanzania

Future Partner Prize: Junior Achievement Africa

Special recognition: Child Care & Rescue

Words from our 2016 winners


"The PAA Prize will allow the student computer club to buy equipment for a printing business… With a portion of the printing business profits, the students will start their own solidarity group to support Orphans and other Vulnerable Children — modelled after FVS-AMADE’s other savings groups."

Friends of Orphans

"Winning this award will open many doors for Friends of Orphans in terms of creating new partners, networks and financial resources. It will help to double the recognition that we have at community level and we will use the award to promote education and entrepreneurship among the child soldiers in Northern Uganda."

Camara Education

"Camara Education will be investing the prize money through the Camara Tanzania Hub into the development of an online micro-training course. The course will be focused on need-based topics, as determined by a nation-wide teacher survey conducted in November of 2016"

Junior Achievement

"We are honored to have been selected as the winners of the Future Partner Prize and we look forward to working with Teach A Man to Fish. Entrepreneurship as a concept and practice is immature in Zimbabwe. The generic training options that exist are often insufficient for sustainable entrepreneurship. JA Africa believes that the opportunity to partner with Teach A Man To Fish to implement the School Enterprise Challenge will elevate the value and potential of youth entrepreneurship among selected schools in Zimbabwe."

From the top: Friends of Orphans, Junior Achievement, Camara Education
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