SDFA has received the following awards, among others:

  1. CNN Top Ten HERO
  2. Winner, Outstanding Social Enterprise in Africa at the 2013 Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship.
  3. Runners up, Most Innovative Development Project at the Global Development Network awards
  4. Pan Commonwealth Youth award for excellence in Development
  5. Winner, Social Entrepreneur of the Year for Africa by Schwab Foundation
  6. Winner, SEED award by UNEP/UNDP/IUCN
  7. Finalist, inaugural Innovation Prize for Africa
  8. Finalist, Humanitarian Hero Award
  9. Fellow, Unreasonable Institute