Story Competition – Cash Prizes

Innovative Programs to increase the number of Female Educators in Africa

1st April- 16th June 2017


  • Winner $1,000
  • 1st Runner Up $700
  • 2nd Runner Up $500


Are you part of a programme or initiative that encourages women and girls to join the teaching profession? Do you know of any initiative that has led to the increase of female educators in your country? Here is an opportunity for you to share your story or nominate any individual, institution or organization whose initiative has greatly inspired women and girls to become female educators in
the country.

The Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) and the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) are searching for stories of innovative approaches that support and encourage girls and women not only to join the teaching fraternity but also to become inspiring teachers. Tell us about the ‘Most Significant Change’ these initiatives have brought.


The competition is open for initiators or implementers of interventions that have contributed to the increase in the number of female educators in Africa. This includes interventions that have: encouraged more women and girls to join the teaching profession; encouraged female educators to serve in rural and hard to reach areas; and, enhanced positive attitudes towards joining Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) teaching professions. The competition is open for individuals, institutions, and organizations in Zambia, Kenya, The Gambia, Mali and Burkina Faso.

How to participate

  • Submit a story maximum length of two pages
  • Make sure the story explains the Most Significant Change that occurred
  • Include photographs that show the impact of the story being communicated

Terms and conditions apply

Winners will be announced in August 2017.

Submit your Most Significant Change story to:

FAWE Zambia Chapter
House No. 6680,Chiwalamabwe Rd,
Olympia Park
P.O Box 37695 Lusaka, Zambia

email; [email protected]

Deadline for Submission: 16th June 2017