The African Spelling Bee was established in 2016 by separate spelling bee organizations from all over the African continent. The first ever African Spelling Bee was held in the same year in Johannesburg, South Africa. A total of 27 champions from the 10 or so participating African countries came together at this event.
This initiative was undertaken to help African school children learn better. The ultimate goal of this was to achieve the overall development of their youth and shape them as citizens who can pass on certain values to the society.
According to the authorities, this spelling bee program has gone on to impact over 10 million learners across Africa.
At present, there are 18 countries involved with the African Spelling Bee. These spelling bees and their respective countries are listed below:
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