Ksh68 Million Education Prize.
Peter Tabichi, the 2019 Global Teacher Prize winner, has championed a Ksh68 million prize for individuals with innovative ideas in the education sector.
Tabichi stated in a statement that the prize, dubbed the 2022 Klaus J. Jacobs Best Practice Award, is aimed at entrepreneurs, non-profits, and research organizations.
Its goal is to educate educators all over the world about the innovative solutions they have developed to help transform education for the better as the sector recovers from the pandemic.
Three Best Practice Prizes will be awarded in September 2022, each worth Ksh22.7 million ($200,000), for a total of Ksh68 million for the trio.
The application period will end on Thursday, February 10, 2022.
“I strongly encourage Africa’s trailblazing education innovators to apply for the Klaus J. Jacobs Best Practice Prizes. Now more than ever, in the age of Covid, we need examples of what education practices work on the ground.
Tabichi noted that over 1.6 billion students were affected by the pandemic, including more than 250 million primary and secondary school children in Africa who were affected by school closures.
We need visionaries to help us face up to the challenges posed by Covid-19, but it is equally important to make sure that ground-breaking ideas can be applied to benefit as many children as possible,“ Tabichi stated.
The Klaus J. Jacobs Best Practice Prizes, given every other year, recognize outstanding achievement and practice in advancing quality education.
The CEOs of the foundation praised Tabichi for his proactive role in the sector in advancing education for marginalized children.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should create an account at jacobs.awardsplatform.com.
They are expected to provide personal information such as full names, mobile phone numbers, and email addresses while using the platform.
After completing a form detailing their brilliant idea, applicants are encouraged to submit and wait for their entries to be judged.
How to Apply for Ksh68 Million Education Prize Championed by Teacher Tabichi