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Yes! Someone Wants To Give African Kids USD70,000. For What? Leadership. Anzisha Prize. Apply

Just called my mother why I came to this world early. Of course, joking. It would have been better if I am turning 20 years now! Why? Read on for a chance to win USD 70,000 before 20 years. Africa is on the move. We have started doing great things and goodness will come to the land.


What is the Anzisha Prize?

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. The Anzisha Prize is an initiative of the African Leadership Academy in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation.

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What is awarded?

Eight finalists from across Africa will win an all-expenses paid trip to South Africa to be part of a week-long entrepreneurship workshop at the African Leadership Academy campus on the outskirts of Johannesburg.  The grand prize winners, selected from these finalists, will share prizes worth $70,000 USD, which they may use to take their projects to new heights.


What are the criteria?

Each applicant will be judged on the following:

  • Impact: applicant’s efforts have a demonstrated, measurable and positive outcome.
  • Ingenuity: applicant takes a new and better approach to a pressing problem in his or her community.
  • Scalability: applicant’s solution has the potential to be replicated in communities facing similar challenges.

When can I enter?

As soon as possible! The closing date for the competition is May 31, 2011 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.



We are happy to answer any questions you have about the Prize, your eligibility, or the application process. Please feel free to contact us in any of the following ways:


Email: [email protected]
Call:    +27 11 699 3000
SMS:   +27 79 979 1361


Download application form (500KB)

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