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Jed Child Trust Foundation Essay Competition for African Students 2023

In our bid to help the African child and to be the champions in educating children in rural areas by combating child abuse, labor, and soldiering through education, we hold various programs and events. Our programs range from simple, fun discussions about crucial topics to mentoring, empowering readership, and sensitization. The Jed events are our strategies for achieving affordable and equitable education for all African children, especially the deprived. Be part of our events; they are great catches. Every event is different, and we engage stakeholders and authorities to ensure it achieves its objective. Take advantage of this. Signup for one of our events today and be part of our story. Together we can change the African story.

Our essay competition is an annual readership and writing contest for all African students in tertiary institutions and high schools. Yes, it is free and easy to apply. All that is required is to be an African, studying in Africa.

Essay Topic:The Role of Technology in Enhancing African Education: An Open Letter to Policy Makers

About Jed Child Trust Foundation

Jed Child Trust was established in 2018 with the aim of bringing quality education to all students on the African continent. Founded by individuals who have experienced firsthand the pains of struggling to get an education with limited finances and a failing society, Jed Child Trust is a fast-growing organization dedicated to understanding what inequality and being disadvantaged in education mean to the African child. The organization has so far grown her operations in over five countries on the African continent, directly aiding 67,555 beneficiaries in 15 communities through our 7 onlin... continue reading

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Jed Child Trust Foundation Essay Competition

Application Deadline28 Aug 2023
SponsorJed Child Trust Foundation
GenderMen and Women

Aim and Benefits of Jed Child Trust Foundation Essay Competition

The best three essays shall be awarded as follows;

  • N150,000.00 (Winner)
  • N100,000.00 (1st Runner-up)
  • N70,000.00 (2nd Runner-up)

Requirements for Jed Child Trust Foundation Essay Competition Qualification

  • Participants must be currently enrolled as undergraduate students in an accredited Tertiary Institution in Africa.
  • Participants must be enrolled as secondary school students in a government-recognized secondary school in any African country.

Interview date, Process and Venue for Jed Child Trust Foundation Essay Competition

Judging Criteria

  • Adherence to instructions and passion for education and technology. 
  • Ability to speak to policymakers and demand a change in the educational curriculum.
  • A clear line of thought and possible curriculum recommendations.
  • Creativity, innovation, and originality. 
  • Ideas, concepts. Word limit, Grammar, and Unique writing style. 
  • Descriptive language, Good diction, and mastery. 

Submission Guidelines and Formatting:

An abstract of 300 words or less that propose and summarizes the topic.

Submissions must be new original work that has not been previously published (this includes articles published in your school newspaper, on other websites or blogs, or even as part of your graduate thesis). Any references made within the work to other studies or publications must be credited and noted. However, submissions will not be considered and may be removed if they are primarily a collection of links to other articles.

Participants should be active followers of all Jed Child Trust Social Media Handles. ( Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin, Twitter, Youtube, Tiktok)

Your name or identifying detail must not appear on the essay’s body. 

Individuals may submit only one article to the competition, not more than one. 

Application Deadline

August 28, 2023

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Jed Child Trust Foundation on to apply

Website: Essay Competition Page (Form)

The entire competition will be held online.

All interested participants are required to register and submit entries on the website. Registration and submission will take place simultaneously. Registration and submission of entries must not exceed the stated end date as the website will cease to accept submissions afterwards.

For more details,visit JCTF website

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