22nd - 24th Nov., 2018


Kasakazi Beach Hotel, Kwale




108 Champions

About Us / African Spelling Bee consortium

The African Spelling Bee was founded in 2016 by 10 Spelling Bee organisations from Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Nigeria, Malawi, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe and they had the very first African Spelling Bee in the same year in Johannesburg, South Africa, bringing together 27 National Champions from each of the countries to participate.

The African Spelling Bee was started with a vision of celebrating the African Child, inspiring them them to be literate and creating a platform for them to connect and build their confidence. We are 100% sure that the future belongs to these children, and we are determined to create a space for them to flourish and become the Africa we want to see…

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Enhancing Literacy / By the books

This year, the African Spelling Bee is enhancing literacy by promoting two books as part of the competition. These are; ‘Miss Uhuru 1963‘ by Elizabeth Mumbi Madoka for the Junior category and ‘Americanah‘ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Speller Profiles / From accross Africa

Planned Schedule / Week long

Arrival of Delegates and Check-in

Arrival is slated for  Thursday, 22nd November, 2018 , Spellers would be moved to their residence at Kaskazi Hotel, Kwale, Kenya.

Welcome Dinner

Delegates would be hosted to a welcome dinner at Kaskazi Beach Hotel, Kwale, Kenya.

Outdoor Tour

A tour of exciting locations , including the  Fort Jesus,  Haller Park Animal Sanctuary and Waterslides and Rides at Wildwaters.


The Championship event will hold at: Kaskazi Beach Hotel, Kwale, Kenya. The competition will consist of 2 categories (Junior and Senior) involving spellers from countries across Africa. The event will be attended by high ranking government officials and education experts across Africa.

Updates & Gallery / Follow the events

Robyne Moody: African Spelling Bee Experience

Reflections on the African Spelling Bee 2016 The African spelling bee was a phenomenal and motivating experience. Meeting people from various countries taught me a lot about different cultures and a lot about the chain of thoughts of people from different regions.

Nene Mathebula: African Spelling Bee Experience

It’s Nene here..One of the Monash Mentors for the African Spelling Bee 2016 I just wanted to let you know that I had a wonderful time mentoring the kids. It was an eye opening experience watching all the children bond and get

Event FAQS / find your answers

The African Spelling Bee championship is organized by the African Spelling Bee Consortium. A joint action of 10 Spelling Bee organizations from across Africa who have positively impacted the lives of over 5million African children through their various educational programs. Contact:
+277 2707 6115
[email protected]
The grand prize for the African Spelling Bee Championship is a full undergraduate Scolarship at Monash South Africa, valued at about $20,000 (Twenty Thousand US Dollars). Other exciting prizes would also be awarded to our outstanding spellers.
This edition of the African Spelling Bee would see top spellers from 18 different African countries from all the regions of Africa participating for the bee. These countries include Benin, Botswana, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leon, South Africa,  Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The African Spelling Bee Consortium aims at reaching the whole of the African Continent, including your country. There is a chance that your country would be represented at the championship. Please contact your local national spelling bee organization for more details to find out more or contact info[@]

Event Sponsors / Partners

Cradle of Mankind, Johannesburg

Cradle of Mankind, Johannesburg,

South Africa.


Contact: +277 2707 6115
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