Botswana’s Basuti Bolo named Top 10 finalist for inaugural Africa Education Medal

New award launched this year by T4 Education in collaboration with HP and Intel to be given to an outstanding individual who has demonstrated impact, leadership, and  advocacy in the field of African education.

Basuti Bolo, Founder and CEO of GoToSpace, in Botswana, has been named a Top 10 finalist for the new Africa Education Medal, launched this year by T4 Education in collaboration with HP and Intel. Bolo joins nine other outstanding individuals from across Africa including H.E. Jakaya Kikwete, former President of Tanzania and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Global Partnership for Education.

The Africa Education Medal was founded to recognise the tireless work of those who are transforming education across the continent – to celebrate the stories of those who have lit the spark of change so others will be inspired to take up the torch.

Basuti Bolo is the Founder and CEO of GoToSpace whose ambitions to empower women and girls reach far beyond Africa and to the stars themselves. Her initiative educates and mentors 10,000 girls a year on space and STEM at the national and international levels, helping harness space science in the pursuit of sustainable development. Bolo serves as Endowed Chair Educational Technologies and advisory board member of online learning at Africa University.

Bolo’s dream is to change Africa by driving its vision to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. She recognises that quality education is the key and that girls must not be left behind.

Brad Pulford, Managing Director at HP Africa, said, “Congratulations to Basuti Bolo on being named a Top 10 finalist for the Africa Education Medal. In honouring her tireless work to improve education, I hope many others will be inspired to follow her outstanding example as leaders in the field.”

The winner of the Africa Education Medal will be announced in September. Finalists will be assessed by a jury comprising prominent individuals based on rigorous criteria.