The Anzisha Prize officially announced a new online digital resource library aimed at powering entrepreneurship education across Africa.
The library, Anzisha.org, is a free-to-use one-stop shop for all entrepreneurship curriculum development tools and publications.
Powered by lessons gleaned over the past decade of the Anzisha Prize’s existence and its implementation of programs to bolster entrepreneurship success among very young entrepreneurs, the library is a rich source of content curated for parents, investors and educators.
Speaking during the virtual launch, African Leadership Academy Chief Programs Officer, Josh Adler reiterated that the vision of the library is to ensure that everyone can use the resources to enrich their own educational programs besides their entrepreneurship journey.
“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 programs,” said Adler.
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.
“Case studies and films among other resources, for example, can help teachers to enrich lesson plans or project assignments,” continued Adler.
“Similarly, young entrepreneurs can use the resources for professional development while youth entrepreneurship program managers can use the resources to convince donors why they deserve support with evidence and data,” he reiterated.
Furthermore, the resource hub provides young entrepreneurs the opportunity to gain access to 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.
The establishment of the library is informed by the Anzisha Prize ‘Theory of Change’ which is centered on the objective of encouraging young people to take up entrepreneurship as a career in order to take the African continent into a desirable future.
Adler said that the Anzisha Prize aims at changing the way 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,” Adler added.
In just over a decade since its establishment, the Anzisha Prize has collaborated with educators, investors and policymakers to increase the chances of entrepreneurial success for young people.
To this end, the organization develops, tests and shares best practices on youth entrepreneurship while also building on learnings and actionable insights that show that it’s possible to address the issue of unemployment through entrepreneurship.