The African Union International Centre for Girls’ and Women’s Education in Africa (AU/CIEFFA) invites African girls and women: students, human rights’ activists and teachers/educators to submit creative content showcasing their experiences

learning/teaching girls during the COVID-19 related school closures and initiatives being taken by individuals, organisations and nations to ensure girls return back to school once schools start reopening in 2020.

COVID -19 has affected over 133 million female learners across the continent and through the Africa Educates Her campaign, the AU/CIEFFA seeks to highlight the experiences of learners at primary, secondary and tertiary education levels during the COVID 19 related school lockdown and further give voice to what young African girls, young women, youth and educators think should be done to promote, encourage and protect girls’ right to education especially during times of crisis

Worth of Award

  • Selected submissions will be shared on the AU/CIEFFA Africa Educates Her blog and will form part of the Africa Educates Her documentary to be released at the end of 2020.


Submissions can be in the form of videos, blogs articles, poetry, art, photography

or music.

How to Apply

  • All Submissions are electronically through their website.
  • Do not forget to include your name, country, age and what you do (student, teacher, activist etc.) in the email when you send your submission.

Deadline: The call is open to all African Union Member States and deadline for submissions is November 30, 2020

Click here for more details and to apply(PDF)