To highlight education as a critical imperative for accelerated development and spotlight the sector’s key players, Vive Africa today announced its definitive list of 25 Africans changing the face of education and creating sustainable impact.
Powered by leading academic institution, University of Warwick, and supported by University of Dundee, United Kingdom, the Face of Education Africa list spotlights key actors at the forefront of efforts to leverage education – in its broadest sense – to exchange ideas, share knowledge, drive initiatives, and create opportunities.
“Face of Education Africa is a natural follow up to the widely popular Nigeria-focused edition which was released in February,” said Isime Esene who led the Independent Selection Committee (ISC). “Its aim is to spotlight personalities across the African continent who are creating impact and rewriting a new global narrative through education.
“Therefore, it is not just a list, but a signpost to the incredible feats that can be achieved through cross-border collaborations and knowledge exchange.”
The Face of Education Africa list was curated by an Independent Selection Committee based on a variety of criteria including – but not limited to – potential, social impact, scale, influence, and vision. The list consists of inspired personalities and change makers spread across 9 countries including Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa.
Speaking on the Face of Education Africa list, Caroline Rushingwa, Business Development Executive, University of Warwick and Co-Chair, African Regional Interest Group of the British Universities' International Liaison Association (BUILA) said: “We are delighted to partner with Vive Africa to spotlight these incredible personalities creating impact in communities across Africa and beyond. We will continue to engage credible partners on the continent who share our passion for developing human capital by providing quality education and encouraging exchange of ideas beyond borders.”
Face of Education Africa, which has been described by observers as the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in education, includes personalities such as Sim Shagaya, Group CEO, uLesson Group and Chancellor at Miva Open University (Nigeria); Teresa Mbagaya, Principal at Imaginable Futures (Kenya); Mike Skosana, Co-founder and Director, Crystal MG Trading and Projects (South Africa); Peter Kwadwo Asare Nyarko, Co-founder & Executive Director, Centre for Financial Literacy Education Africa (Ghana), amongst others.