The Anzisha Prize is a programme in partnership with the African Leadership Academy and the Mastercard Foundation that seeks to grow the number of job-generative entrepreneurs on the African continent and to provide them with the support needed to ensure the sustainability of their projects.
SAYNA is the first digital school focused on digital studies in Madagascar. We source, guide and train the youth in IT development professions, and we open doors to the job market and work opportunities for them.
I started SAYNA in 2019 when I was 19 years old. I started it out of frustration due to injustices I noticed: access to education in Africa is very expensive and doesn’t always necessarily assure access to jobs.
At SAYNA we redefine the future of work. We train students at very affordable fees so that they have peace of mind and then we offer them work on our task-based platform - that’s what we call the “MicroTaskingForce” also known as crowdsourcing in the United States.
The market in Madagascar is really complicated in terms of mentality, ecosystems and culture. Starting a business in Madagascar, in the edtech sector, as a young woman is one big adventure. In addition to that, finding a product-market it was very difficult.
My only advice would be to make lots of mistakes.
Having helped dozens of marginalised Malagasy youth find more than just a job: a better life and a better future. It’s priceless.
I think the future of entrepreneurship is brilliant in Africa. There’s are many opportunities to build.
I dream of seeing a Madagascar where there is more collaboration and where we give everyone a place to scale and grow.
The characteristics of a good entrepreneur for me are resilience, the capacity to understand their business all around, as well as the capacity to sell and to manage. Finally, the most important capability is to pick oneself up after failure.
I’m very happy and moved. For me, this signifies an openness to the African continent.
We will recruit salespeople and a bigger, more experienced tech team.