We conduct themed Africa wide Sayans fair competitions year round. Schools participate and compete through within school, regional and national competitions and the winners from the national competitions compete in the Africa Sayans competitions.

To compete, a school needs to set up a Sayans club and then register. The school then has to organize a within school competitions where two winners are chosen to compete in the regional competitions and two from the regional winners compete in the national competitions two country winners compete in the Africa competitions.

To participate, each school team must have 3-5 students who design a project to solve the challenge for the year.


The regional winners each gets $300 to use to improve their projects.

The country winners each gets $1000

The Africa overall winners get $5000, mentorship to develop actual technology businesses.

All the winners get access to our network of influential individuals, corporates and foundations

Evaluation criteria

  • Innovation – teams should exhibit high level of creativity and innovation and distinctly show their uniqueness

  • Feasibility – the project should easily be implemented. An added advantage is for projects that utilize locally available resources.

  • Teams should be made up of 3-5 students who are fully engaged in the project.