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Are you one of Africa’s future leaders? Perhaps you are a parent or mentor of one? Discover why the very best choose to study at ALA, our admissions process and financial assistance.

The ALA Mission

We aim to transform Africa by developing a powerful network of leaders who will work together to address Africa’s greatest challenges, achieve extraordinary social impact, and accelerate Africa’s growth.

Exceptional Leadership Programs

Alongside our Two-Year Pre-University Diploma Program, we welcome hundreds of young leaders from around the world for our 10-day and 18-day summer leadership camps: the Global Scholars Program (GSP), and our 5-day Model African Union (ALAMAU) conference.

Latest News

21-year old Congolese Entrepreneur Wins $25,000 as 2019 Anzisha Prize Winner

It was a night of celebration as the Anzisha Prize, a partnership between African Leadership Academy (ALA) and Mastercard Foundation, awarded $25 000 to 21-year-old Yannick Kimanuka from the Democratic Republic of Congo and crowned her the winner of the 2019 Anzisha Prize. The KIM’s School Complex, founded by Yannick in 2018, is a nursery and primary school which aims to improve how children perform academically in school in her community.

Spencer Horne’s ’08 Cloudline Soars to Quartz Africa Innovators List 2019

This past month has seen ALA alumnus Spencer Horne’s innovative logistics company, Cloudline, win big. The revolutionary startup not only earned Spencer a spot on this year’s Quartz Africa Innovators List but was also announced the winner of Santam’s Safety Ideas Challenge – walking away with R100 000 in incubator funding and seed capital.

Júlia Agudogo ’11 Creates a Low-Cost Cervical Cancer Screening Tool

As a Biomedical Engineering student at Duke University, Júlia Sroda Agudogo ’11 designed a low-cost non-invasive cervical screening tool for women, earning first place at the Rice 360 Global Health Design Competition. She has now taken this further as part of the core founding team that envisioned, created, and runs The Calla Campaign that recently designed and optimized a novel cervical visualization device, called a Callascope Inserter, for use in low-resource settings.

Welcome prospective Students, Parents & Mentors

We're delighted that you have found our website! Welcome! Our team look forward to your applications and nominations - the very best from across Africa. The following links will guide you to the right information.

Welcome Donors, Supporters & Friends

ALA partners with a wide-range of corporate partners, educational institutions, foundations, and individuals who share its vision of positively transforming Africa. There are many ways to support our work and our students.

ALA Parents & Alumni

ALA has a thriving community of alumni and parents - with dedicated portal and information that guide their own work to contribute further to our mission.

Accreditations, authorizations and memberships

The Academy is at the forefront of advancement and dialog in international education and leadership through its membership of several bodies and is an independent school accredited and authorized by global organizations.

School Affiliations

ALA IN NUMBERS

1309

YOUNG LEADERS IN ALA NETWORK

46

COUNTRIES REPRESENTED

1971

INTERNSHIP AND JOB PLACEMENTS SECURED THROUGH AFRICA CAREERS NETWORK

$136M

IN UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP AID ACCEPTED

177

VENTURES FOUNDED BY ALA ALUMNI

Infinite

OPPORTUNITIES