Stars in Education Teachers Awards

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The Stars in Education Teachers Awards campaign has developed over the past 7 years into the leading, independent campaign to inspire teachers to go beyond doing a job, to become role models to our learners, parents and broader society. The campaign recognises that teaching is not limited to content; rather it is an essential process for developing our future leaders, and requires guidance in being of service to others.

This campaign recognises and rewards those teachers that go the extra mile for their learners and communities, who are great role models and inspire inside and outside the classroom with their projects.  Since the campaign started in 2008, R300 000 
has been invested directly into grass roots projects, initiated by teachers, to address the challenges that are faced in the classroom, including hungry children, crime and low self-image amongst the learners and community members. The campaign has also invested in communicating the work of these teachers, to motivate other teachers and to encourage society to believe in the essential role of teachers to develop our children for the future.

How are we as a society recognising great teachers who inspire others? 

It it time to recognise and reward teachers that go the extra mile for their leaners, schools and communities.

Online entries close: 30 March 2015

The awards campaign also has an online voting element, to help create awareness of the projects run by South Africa's star teachers.

Prizes: Top 5 teachers to win a share of R50 000 to go towards the development of their projects.
The winner also will receive skills development and training from Pearson SA. 

The 2015 Stars in Education Teachers Awards is sponsored by Pearson SA, Mindset TV, MetroFM and Argo.

Encourage your star teacher to ENTER the Stars in Education Teachers Awards and tell us the work that they are currently doing to make a change in their communities. 

Impact of the campaign:

“Winning the 2013 Stars in Education Awards is one of the greatest opportunities I ever had in my life. It has opened doors of success and recognition for the DTMSC project. Educators it takes effort and passion to do extra work to help the community in either way, do it, face the challenges and never quit” says Dungile Maponyane.

IMAGE (from left to right): Tshepo Kgobe ( Executive Director of Hatch Goba), Navaneetham Ponnan (finalist), Anil Sookraj (finalist), Selvaranie Naicker (finalist), Dungile Maponyane (2013 Stars in Education Winner) and Francis Zungu (3rd place). 

View more on Dungile Maponyane's project and how she is making a difference in her community with her extra curricular Maths and Science project


The impact of the campaign extends far beyond a competition. Pitso Kekana, the head of Corporate Citizenship for Samsung South Africa explains that:

“Had it not been for Argo and the Stars in Education Teacher Awards, Samsung would not have found the School located 80 kilometres from Polokwane’s city centre where the 2013 Stars in Education Teachers Awards winner, Dungile Maponyane teaches. Samsung has donated a Smart Classroom, equipped with 40 tablets, a printer, eBoard and more to Bathokwa Secondary. The handover of the Smart Classroom takes place during October, to celebrate teachers”.

"The Stars in Education Project would not exist if not for the many incredible teachers in our country who go above and beyond in identifying and addressing the needs within their immediate communities and in doing so, for the undeniable difference that they make to our children and to our future". Sue Fontannaz, CEO of Argo

Stars in Education Teachers Awards is the brainchild of Argo - an interactive media company with a 17 year track record, focused on inspiring impact in the most influential sector – Education.