Two-Year Participants Move into the Nelson Mandela Residence

September 1st, 2015

On September 1st, we were extremely delighted to welcome a new cohort of young leaders, 96 in our 2015 class and 3 Catalyst Term participants, to our campus, as we looked forward to the start of a new academic year. The opening of our brand new dormitories, the Nelson Mandela residences, which enable us to expand our pan-African community, was also very exciting.

Nelson Mandela Residence

The project was started 2 years ago with the objective of accommodating more of Africa’s young leaders and creating a safe and comfortable as well as inspiring space for students and residential faculty. The final design was informed by a student Architecture master class and a committee composed of staff and faculty of the Academy.  The new dormitory was completed and furnished in August 2015 in time for the commencement of the 2015/2016 session. The Nelson Mandela Residences have capacity for 96 students, ample faculty housing and enhanced spaces for ALA’s young leaders to interact, study and relax.

Lounge area


Dorm room

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