Call for Submissions: AU/CIEFFA Africa Educates Her Campaign for creative content.

Application Deadline: November 30th 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted education across the world and Africa has not been spared. By the 6th of April 2020, 53 African Union Member States had shut down all institutions of learning as a measure to curb the spread of the Coronavirus, affecting an estimated 250 million students across the continent.

Over 133 million of these students are girls and women, and more than 10 million of them risk not returning to school if we do not take action that guarantees their return once schools reopen. Evidence is pointing out that girls and women are suffering disproportionate effects of this pandemic as they bear the burden of care work, and are vulnerable to gender-based abuse.

Together, we can take action to ensure all girls across Africa get back to school. Let us increase our efforts to fight for girls’ right to education by advocating and lobbying to develop post COVID-19 strategic plans for reopening schools that take into account the needs of girls and young women.

From August to December 2020 the AU/CIEFFA turns its attention to the Africa Educates Her, a campaign to bring awareness around issues that hinder girls and women from accessing education and a rallying call for youth, educators, civic organisation and AU Member States to take positive action NOW that guarantees girls return to school.

How to submit videos

– Your video must be between 3 – 5 minutes long, any submission that exceeds 5 minutes will not be considered.
Use a device with a good camera and can capture sound, for example, a smartphone, a digital camera, a webcam on
your laptop or a tablet
Shoot your video in landscape format. Please see the example here
Find a quiet place to record. Avoid places with wind, traffic, or people talking
Record your video in English, French, Swahili or Portuguese.
Save video in mp4. Format
Submit videos to [email protected] and the Email subject « Africa Educates Her_Video Submission »

– Your article must be between 600 – 1200 words max
Use Arial, Font size 12 and 1.15 Line Spacing
Your article must be written in English, French, Portuguese or Swahili.
Submit articles and poetry to [email protected] and the Email subject « Africa Educates Her_Blog Submission »

Written poetry should not exceed 2 pages
Use Arial Font, Size 12 and 1.15 Line Spacing
You can submit poetry pieces in English, Swahili, French or Portuguese
Submit articles and poetry to [email protected] and the Email subject « Africa Educates Her_Poetry Submission »

Images can be in full color or in black and white but must not have filters
Your images must be saved in JPG. Format
Must be high resolution images
Attach a description of each image in your email
Submit photos to [email protected] and the Email subject « Africa Educates Her_Photo Submission »


Your audio must not exceed 4 minutes
Your audio must be saved mp3. Format
Submit articles and poetry to youth.cief[email protected] and the Email subject « Africa Educates Her_Audio Submission »

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the AU/CIEFFA Africa Educates Her Campaign



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