December Newsletter: The Holiday Issue

Welcome to ALA’s final newsletter of the year; we hope you have enjoyed a productive, creative and innovative 2017 enriched by inspiring moments. We certainly have, right up until...

Do Something Cool: Explore, Create, Connect

On 12 December, staffulty and students gathered in the auditorium as DSC 2017 took shape. DSC or Do Something Cool, is a special tradition that has...

Uncovered: ALA's Best Holiday Reads

There’s always time for a good book. But there’s never a better time to indulge in an absorbing read than during the holidays. So it’s only...

Home and Away: My New Perspective on Life at ALA

Temilolu Awofesu, a Year 1 student from Nigeria, reflects on how life at ALA has changed his interpretation of Home.   Home. What does it mean?...

The Creative Journey to ALA’s Musical First

Born in South Africa to American journalists, Kate Kraft spent five years at ALA – from 2010 to 2015 – in the African Studies and Entrepreneurial...

Africa is NOT a Country: What Teaching at ALA Taught Me

Every culture or nation has characteristics that set it apart from others. But this truism seems lost when speaking to people who’ve never experienced Africa. There’s...

November Newsletter: The Innovation Issue

The ALA community hosted various meaningful events around the globe this past month. In early November, we joined our peers at ALU to host African Leadership...

Meet the New Student Government and Discover Their Innovation Agenda

As the medium of communication between African Leadership Academy’s student body and the administration, the Student Government (SG) plays a vital role in entrenching ALA’s identity...

A multi-faceted approach to life and science

When Julia Agudogo graduated in Biomedical Engineering at Duke University in North Carolina earlier this year, she did so with a stellar triumph to her credit:...

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Smart About Art

“Sm’Artrepreneurs believe in molding a generation of striving artists, not starving artists.” Meet the team behind Sm’Artrepreneurs, an ALA Student Enterprise that offers a platform for...

GAME ON: How Classroom Play Infuses a Love of Learning

“Education is not the filling of pail, but the lighting of a fire.” – William Butler Yeats Mopati Morake, Head of Writing and Rhetoric, is one of...

ALA’s First Senate Candidate: Eddy Oketch

Eddy Oketch is the first graduate of African Leadership Academy to run for public office, having just finished his campaign for Senate in Migori, Kenya. He...

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DeJen Launches the Parents Chapter in Kenya and Zimbabwe

On the 18th of November, Kenya Dejen became the 1st parent chapter to hold an Annual General Meeting (AGM) in line with the ALA Dejen parents...

#ALAGivesBack: Support ALA this Giving Tuesday

#GivingTuesday began in the United States six years ago as a simple idea to create a day of giving after the barrage of spending that accompanies...

Welcome to the (NEW) ALA Newsletter

Welcome to the (new!) newsletter from African Leadership Academy (ALA). This is the first in a regular monthly update we hope you will find interesting, informative...

10 Ways in which ALA's Pardee Learning Commons Redefines Learning

It’s only fitting that an innovative 21st century campus would house a futuristic learning space. So ALA is justifiably proud of the new Frederick Pardee Learning...

Why I Love Our New Learning Commons

I think I enjoy the versatility of the spaces, because we can do much more; we can have group discussions in the conference rooms without disturbing...

INSIGHT: How Africa’s Youth are Rising to Meet the Continent’s Socio-economic Challenges

“By 2035 Africa will have the largest youth workforce in the world. It is the young entrepreneurs that will address the employment gap.” – Fred Swaniker,...

10 Funding Opportunities Young Entrepreneurs Can Apply for Now

Struggling to make a start of that surefire venture of yours? If you’re desperate to launch your own business but just don’t have the available funds,...

INSIGHT: What Makes a Learning Community?

“Instruction in youth is like engraving in stone.” – Moroccan Proverb Housemaster, sports coach and a teaching fellow in ALA’s mathematics department, Joseph Ekpenyong shares his...