The Anzisha Prize has announced a new online digital resource library to power entrepreneurship education across Africa.
The library, Anzisha.org, is a free-to-use one-stop shop for entrepreneurship curriculum development tools and publications aimed at bolstering entrepreneurship success among very young entrepreneurs.
Users can access e-books, research, articles, video, audio, magazines, and newsletters featuring insights and best practices that are uploaded onto the platform on a regular basis.
“The long-term vision for Anzisha.org is to provide a collection of objectively excellent resources that anyone can use to enrich their own entrepreneurship journeys or educational programmes,” said Josh Adler, Chief Programs Officer at African Leadership Academy.
The platform is also ideal for educators and parents. Adler added, “Resources such as case studies and films, for example, can help teachers to enrich lesson plans or project assignments. Similarly, young entrepreneurs can use the resources for professional development while youth entrepreneurship programme managers can use the assets to convince donors why their programmes deserve support with evidence and data.”
Additionally, the resource hub provides young entrepreneurs with the opportunity to gain valuable insights from communities of experts whose content aims to inspire and support those among them with leadership potential to pursue and succeed in entrepreneurship.
Anzisha Prize said the platform will go a long way in encouraging young people to take up entrepreneurship as a career to take the African continent into a desirable future.
“Beyond this objective, of course, the Anzisha Prize wants to change the way African parents, teachers and communities at large, think about entrepreneurship. We want to show young people that entrepreneurship is a viable career path for them while also creating a conducive environment for successful entrepreneurship,” added Adler.
In just over a decade since its establishment, the Anzisha Prize has collaborated with parents, educators, investors and policymakers to increase the chances of entrepreneurial success for young people. The organisation develops, tests and shares best practices on youth entrepreneurship while also building on learnings and actionable insights to address high unemployment through entrepreneurship.