‘Women4Africa’ are proud to announce
It’s first ‘Young Africa Writes’ (YAW) competition 2012
With the aim of showcasing and supporting the brilliant young minds of Africa, the ‘Young Africa Writes’ competition presents an opportunity for our young people to demonstrate their creative writing talent, promote literacy and inspire participants to nurture and grow their literary skills.
Open to children in JS1 – JS2 (ages 10-12), entries are invited from suitably aged children within schools across the African Continent that are underpinned by charitable or social aims. The competition winner will be given an award of books, materials and school items which support the winning child’s education.
In addition to the prizes for the competition winners, the school of the overall winning entrant will receive books for its library as well as positive media exposure for the school in the UK and International press and online media.
This year, W4A though the YAW is supporting the Future Leaders project in Accra , Ghana. Founded in 1998, the project aims to offer Ghanaian children from a background of extreme poverty the opportunity to fulfil their true potential in life by:
- Providing a ‘home’ environment for up to 10 orphans in Accra, Ghana.
- Provide numeracy and literacy classes for 120 street children, orphans and underprivileged children.
- Paying for up to 100 children to attend school who would otherwise be unable to do so.
- Providing extra support classes for the 120 children attending school.
- Giving vocational and career support to people in the local community including a hair dressing and sewing academy for teenage ages who have not had the benefit of formal education.
Find out more about the Future Leaders Project here:
The closing date for the 2012 Young Africa Writes competition is Friday November 2nd.
Winners will be announced by Saturday November 17thand winning entries will be published on this page so be sure to check back here soon.
NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2013 YOUNG AFRICA WRITES COMPETITION SHORTLIST.
Know of a school that would be interesting in the YAW competition?
Send brief details to: Info@women4africa.com