The Africa Leaders 4 Change Awards are annual awards programme held to identify, recognise and reward those organisations doing exceptional work in all areas of philanthropy activities.
The Awards use media’s portfolio of magazines, reports, events and websites to celebrate and highlight best practice across the sector. The Awards are judged by a respected panel of voluntary sector heavyweights, each of them leaders in their own fields with years of experience of leading and managing society organizations.
The judges assess each entry
against ten Hallmarks of Excellence – ten traits or attributes that should be present in any successful project. Some applicants will score
better against some Hallmarks than others, but the charities that win awards will be those charities that score highly against most, if not all,
these Hallmarks. A percentage of the proceeds from the event will be donated to rebuilding African schools with appalling infrastructure.
Each year the organisers of the awards will choose and support a cause that needs added backing. The cause for 2017 is Autism.