Education Challenge Africa

Learn hands-on what it takes to help roll out an education program across Africa.

16/11 - 04/12/2015
By the DO School Deutschland gGmbH
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The Challenge

Experimento is an international educational program offered by the Siemens Stiftung that provides teachers and educators with a practical and curriculum-oriented selection of topics in the areas of energy, health, and the environment. Specific instructions, methods, and materials for experiments help to embed the program in teaching.

The Siemens Stiftung has successfully established Experimento in South Africa. Based on this success, the Challenge consists of developing a vision for local institutions that can be effective conduits for rolling out Experimento in other countries such as Nigeria and Kenya in a format that allows the program to scale efficiently and take into account local circumstances.

While working on this concrete challenge through the help of the DO School Method, you will learn crucial skills and exchange with renowned experts for education and the Siemens Stiftung.

The Challenger

Siemens Stiftung operates in the fields of basic services, education, and culture. As a hands-on foundation, it develops its own projects and implements them with a view to the long term.

What you get

You will get the opportunity to learn and put into practice the DO School Method, a globally tested approach to help you put your ideas into action. People are using the DO School Method to create their own start-ups, develop careers as intrapreneurs within international companies, and maximise their professional impact. The DO School Method was developed by the internationally recognised DO School, in partnership with renowned entrepreneurs and activists.


People with a strong connection to Sub-Saharan Africa who are active in education, community outreach, governmental organisations, activism or with a pedagogical background.

Since the DO School program is conducted in English we require for you to apply in English and to have a good working knowledge of the language.

Application process

Complete the applications for the one-year DO School program through our online application form.

Step 1

Create a user account . You will receive an email with a link. Click on this link to activate your account. If you do not receive this email within a few minutes, please check your spam folder.

Step 2

Complete all three required parts of the online DO School application form. You will be asked to fill in personal information, answer application questions, and agree to the conditions of application. To save your work and return to it at another time, click the “save” button. In addition, you can optionally complete the form for financial aid.

Step 3

Submit your application. Once the status of all three parts is complete, you can click the “Submit Your Application” button. Please note that you cannot make any changes to your application after your submission. No late submissions will be accepted. Successful submission will be confirmed by a screen saying: “Your application has been submitted”.

After you apply

We will be in touch with you via email 4-5 weeks after the application deadline. If your application passes the first selection round, you will be invited for a Skype interview for the second round. All applicants will be notified, whether successful or not.

Tuition fee

Participation in the program is covered by Siemens Stiftung.

A limited number of travel and accommodation stipends are available upon request.