Johannesburg, South Africa, June 11, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- The country’s leading teachers, suppliers, institutions and education professionals will be recognised and celebrated at the inaugural African EduWeek Awards that will take place at Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg on 1 July. It forms part of the ninth annual SABC Education African EduWeek, which is expected to gather more than 4000 teaching professionals and more than 120 local and international exhibitors at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand.
“We regard the launch of the African EduWeek Awards as long overdue,” says event director Tanya Jackman. “The awards aim to recognise excellence across the education ecosystem. From the inception of the most innovative and life-changing products and/or services to our local heroes who go above and beyond to assist their communities and the lives of our precious learners.”
She adds: “it is gratifying to see how much excitement these awards have already created in the sector. We plan a beautiful, glamorous, sold-out evening, fit to honour and celebrate those organisations, companies, teachers and education professionals who have been responsible for pioneering new frontiers, pushing boundaries, for inspiring others and for achieving growth in education in Africa.”
“We remain an event for the education sector and by the education sector”, she continues, “and invite all teaching professionals on the continent to send us their nominations and we look forward to sharing their triumphs with their peers.”
Global education and publishing giant Pearson is the leading sponsor for the awards. “As an education company, contributing towards uplifting and recognizing the great success of some of the great work that the nominees have put towards making a difference in education is an honour to us,” says Riaan Jonck, CEO of Pearson Education. “We hope to not only acknowledge the great work that has been done, but to further inspire them and others to keep going for a South Africa that we can be really proud of in the future.”
He adds: "we also look forward to sharing our award-giving platform with Argo, a multi-media solutions provider who will be presenting two awards on the night.”
The Stars in Education Teachers Award honours our teachers, who inspire both learners and their communities. The campaign is organised by Argo who have partnered with Pearson South Africa, to honour and celebrate our teachers who go beyond the call of duty to inspire others. The national campaign has been profiled for 6 months on Metro FM, Mindset TV, leading education digital and social media platforms and supported by NGOs to encourage teachers to enter and vote for each other.
The Future Stars Award recognises our youth and encourages them to believe in the power of education to change their world. The campaign is also organised by Argo Marketing, who believe in partnerships to inspire impact. CTI and MGI are the leading education providers for youth, and are invested in the future of South Africa. The winners will also be announced during the African EduWeek which promises to be a glittering evening to celebrate achievement in education.
Awards for suppliers and/or distributors
Presented to suppliers and/or distributors that supply education establishments with high quality, safe products appropriate to every day teaching and learning needs.
- Basic Education
- Higher Education
- Early Childhood Development
- Special Needs
Innovation Product Award
This award will be given to a product or service that demonstrates clearly that is new, original and ahead of current thinking.
Awards for teachers, schools and education professionals:
This award aims to recognise those institutions or individuals that can demonstrate a positive impact either within their school or community of their sustainable initiatives either by increasing environmental awareness or by positively contributing to a more sustainable approach.
This award will be presented to an educational establishment or individual who can demonstrate real value to the community it serves through the most imaginative attempt to aid the wider community socially, culturally or economically.
NGO of the Year
This award will be presented to a non-governmental organisations that can demonstrate real value to the community it serves through the most imaginative attempt to aid the wider community socially, culturally or economically.
More information on the awards or how to nominate a candidate is available on the website.
African EduWeek is organised by Spintelligent, leading Cape Town-based trade exhibition and conference organiser, and the African office of Clarion Events Ltd, based in the UK.
African EduWeek Industry Awards date and location:
Date: Wednesday 1st July
Venue: Ballroom Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg
Time: 19:30 – 00:00
African EduWeek dates and location:
Edu-theatres and workshop programme: 1-2 July 2015
Expo: 1-2 July 2015
E-Tech Africa: 1-2 July 2015
Location: Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa