VIA AFRIKA Publishersâ€™ Peopleâ€™s Choice Award â€“ Teacher nominations now open
The Via Afrika Publishersâ€™ Peopleâ€™s Choice Award was established to honour and reward teachers who make a difference in their communities. Community members can nominate a teacher of their choice who made a difference in their lives. The teacher must, however, still be actively teaching. A panel representing various stakeholders will adjudicate all entries and the provincial finalists and winners will be announced at the National Teacher Awards Ceremony. The nine provincial finalist will go on a three-day trip to Victoria Falls. Flights, accommodation, breakfast and dinner and two excursions are included in the prize. The national winner will receive a prize of R40.000 cash. Nominations opened on 1 February and will close on 27 February 2014.
Do you know a teacher who has changed the lives of the people in his or her community? A teacher who has gone the extra mile, someone who made a difference in your life? Via Afrika in partnership with the Department of Basic education would like to acknowledge these special people with the Via Afrika Publishersâ€™ Peopleâ€™s Choice award.
NAPTOSA members are urged to take note of the following important information:
- Entries are to be submitted in English only.
- In the motivation, you should say what evidence you have that the person has done the important things you are nominating them for. This could be photographs of them in action, a testimonial from a school principal or community leader, or a newspaper article that has been written about them.
- As the nominator you must tell the person you are nominating so that they can prepare evidence to support the entry.