Muhammad Sanusi II Sustainable Development Goals (MSII SDG) Initiative has opened a window of opportunity for Malawian teachers to upgrade their careers by participating in the MSII SDG Challenge.
HH Muhammad Sanusi II is a United Nations (UN) SDG Advocate and Initiator of the MSII.
In a statement shared with Nthanda Times on Monday, Sanusi II extended the invitation to every teacher across sub-Saharan Africa, including Malawi, with innovative educational projects to apply for this year’s challenge.
“Application for cohort 3 of the MSII SDG Challenge is now open to teachers who believe that education is the key to innovation and are passionate enough to develop solutions that improve the African education system for the better. This programme is aimed at enabling teachers to develop scalable education projects. Our aim is to catalyze and assist teachers in developing innovative community projects focusing on SDG 4 – Quality Education, and SDG 5 – Gender Equality,” reads the statement in part.
He said the Challenge is open to practicing teachers based anywhere in sub-Saharan Africa providing a platform for exclusive access to mentoring, training, and relevant networking opportunities to make a lasting impact.
“Our objective is to create a grassroots movement of empowered teacher-changemakers, people who are in the frontline of education. We founded this challenge on the belief that Africa has all it needs to be able to transform its education systems from within and that empowering teachers is the fastest way to improve our education systems,” he said.
Sanusi II disclosed that teachers selected to participate in the MSII SDG Challenge will receive an initial grant of $2,000 for their projects, go through a comprehensive incubation program, and will be further considered for a follow-up grant of up to $10,000 and an accelerator opportunity.
In addition, all accepted teachers will acquire access to the one million teachers platform, a unique platform with access to high-quality teaching resources to boost their project and teaching outcomes.
Those interested to apply for cohort 3 of the MSII SDG Challenge can do so by visiting www.msiisdg.org. The deadline for submission of applications is May 20, 2023.