Anzisha Prize 2015 opens to give $75,000 to entrepreneurs in Africa

The Anzisha Prize which has announced a call for applications today for Africa's youngest, most exciting social and business entrepreneurs under 22 years of age has also announced that the African Leadership Academy and The MasterCard Foundation have extended their sponsorship for five more years to 2020.

The5th annual social impact program says the extension of the sponsorhisp will help accelerate the entry of millions of young Africans into viable and exciting entrepreneurship opportunities within high growth economic sectors.

Reeta Roy, President and CEO of The MasterCard Foundation said, "We have already seen the #AnzishaEffect at work through the inspirational stories and leadership of Anzisha Fellows like Laetitia Mukungu, Andrew Mupuya and Thato Kgatlhanye. They are now globally recognized and celebrated role models. We're excited about expanding our support of the Anzisha Prize so that many more young entrepreneurs in Africa can make a lasting impact in their communities and countries.”

Applications close on April 15th, 2015, and youth from any background are encouraged to apply in either English, French, Portuguese and Arabic.