Pan African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education - Goes to B-Gifted Foundation of Sierra Leone
B-Gifted Founder demonstrates the use of new technologies to the war victims and shows the enormous power that technology will have in the lives of amputee victims of war, noting that these new technologies will weave a great deal of humanitarian concerns to their plight'.
|The beneficiaries themselves are on all fours helping to build their new ICT centre and being very happy to contribute their time and efforts in the creation of the digital centres that will ultimately help to transform their lives.|
B-Gifted Foundation of Sierra Leone, Announced as Winner of ‘Educating Africa’ Award
[B-Gifted Foundation of Sierra Leone], has been named as on of the organizations with the most entrepreneurial approach to education Sierra Leone, in the Educating Africa Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education. With over 350 entries from all over Africa, [B-Gifted Foundation of Sierra Leone] has done exceptionally well to be named a country winner in the competition. It’s unique and entrepreneurial approach to education meant that it caught the judges’ attention even despite this being the most competitive competition to date. This is the fifth time that the Pan African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education have been run by UK-based international development charity, Teach A Man To Fish.
As a country prize winner, [B-Gifted Foundation of Sierra Leone], are entitled to prize winnings of USD $1,000. Now it is time to scale up! We are looking at scaling up our ICT Digital Hope education centre for war victims. Your support can make a real difference.
[B-Gifted Foundation of Sierra Leone], www.bgiftedfoundation.org uses creativity and technology to address human rights, enhance peace and development. B-GIFTED Foundation strives to make the world a better place with a tightly
threaded tapestry of creative ideas. B-GIFTED Foundation is a non-profit organization that was named at the behest & in honour of an eponymous peace activist & human rights educator, who, over time, has
used creativity & technology to buttress his growing corpus of groundbreaking peacemaking & culture-building endeavours. Where ideas bloom & blossom, triumph draws nigh, our programs, steadily hoisted
from the doldrums, thereby may over- leap myriad moats and mountains.
The aim of the competition was to identify and celebrate the achievements of social entrepreneurs who understand the role education can play within their communities. ‘'With this competition we were
looking for programmes which are innovative, sustainable and create real impact – and we have found them. By awarding them we hope to encourage others to imitate winner’s approach and work towards more
and better education in Africa’’, says Nik Kafka, Managing Director of Teach A Man To Fish.
More about the competition
Now in its fifth year, the 2012 Pan African Awards for Entrepreneurship continue to reward organizations in Africa that use innovative and entrepreneurial techniques to fill gaps in educational services across the continent.
Entries were assessed against the criteria of entrepreneurship, sustainability, and impact. The winners were selected by a panel of international judges, with the top entry receiving a prize of $10,000 and the two runners-up prizes of $5,000. There is also a $1,000 prize for the best entry for each country.
More about the winners
More detailed information about this year’s winners is available here:
More about the competition organizers
TeachAManToFish is an international non-profit organization working to improve the relevancy, quality, and availability of education in developing countries. Our pioneering approach uses 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.
For more information visit www.teachamantofish.org.uk
Educating Africa is a foundation committed to introducing cost effective and sensible education initiatives throughout Africa, and to acknowledging some of the tremendous educational projects that have
been developed across the continent. It is apparent that there are superb educational ideas, generous benefactors and intellectual capital that is willing and able to be invested in worthwhile
educational projects. However, often there is a mismatch in linking the various groups. Educating Africa seeks to bridge this gap and match up these groups.
For more information visit www.EducatingAfrica.com
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