About The Competition
At the Queen Rania Foundation (QRF), we see our role as solving for impact in Education, but we recognise that we can’t do this alone. We need a vibrant ecosystem of education entrepreneurs, one that collectively pushes the wheel of education reform.
For this reason, we are running a competition to recognise the achievements and potential of the ‘home-grown’ education businesses in the Arab World who combine social impact with sustainable business models. The winners will be announced by Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan.
We have USD200K to award in the form of grants, which we expect the winners to use to accelerate their growth plans. (One organisation will be awarded USD100K, and up to two organisations will be awarded USD50K each.)
You may be focused on any stage of learning (from early years to adult learners) and any of the places where learning happens. For example, at home, in school, in the community, in a refugee camp, at work or at university. We don’t mind what subjects you focus on, or the approaches you use to improve outcomes for learners. For example, you may make use of digital technologies, volunteers, or the community as resources for learning. You may help students directly, or by helping those who support their learning such as teachers, lecturers, peers or parents.
What excites us are innovative approaches that are evidence based and focused at the heart of teaching and learning -- that is, approaches that influence, for the better, what gets learnt and how -- and that have the potential to benefit learners at significant scale. Like us, you’ll have a clear theory of change and will be committed to gathering evidence that your offering improves learning outcomes.
Finally, you’ll have much more than an idea or a prototype. We expect applicants to already have a significant number of users, to have a business model that is sustainable outside of grant support, and to have an evidenced understanding of how they will deliver the next phase of their growth.
Above all though, you will be ambitious for what you, and the learners you serve, can achieve.
If you have any questions about your eligibility please refer to the FAQs, or email us at [email protected]