Our Impact

ALA's growing network of young leaders is catalyzing transformative change on the African continent and beyond.

Annual Reports & Strategic Plans

ALA's Annual Reports are a powerful window into our history and plans for the future. In 2012, we produced our 2017 Strategic Plan which is available for reading and in 2017 we will release our 2022 Strategic plan to guide the next five years of our growth.

View Annual Reports


African Countries Represented


Admission Rate


Young Leaders

 983 young leaders in the ALA network representing 46 countries in Africa are catalyzing transformative change on the African continent. 5% admission rate.

Meet ALA’s young leaders


Quality jobs created through alumni ventures


Countries alumni ventures located


Ventures founded by ALA alumni

177 ventures founded by ALA alumni that thrive in 35 countries across the world, creating 499 quality jobs.


Financial aid accepted by ALA alumni


Leading universities attended by ALA alumni

148 leading universities across the globe are attended by ALA alumni where ALA students have collectively accepted over $107m in university scholarship aid.

View ALA's college placement list


African countries opportunities secured


Opportunities in Africa


Internships secured through ACN

1294 internships have been secured through ALA’s unique Careers and Internships program, Africa Careers Network (ACN). 83% of the internship and job placements are across 38 African countries to date. 62% of  job placements of ALA's first four cohorts of university graduates are on the African continent.

Learn about ALA's Africa Careers Network


In cash prizes to invest in their ventures


Countries across Africa


Young entrepreneurs

ALA’s Anzisha prize, a premier award for young African entrepreneurs, has recognized and awarded 67 entrepreneurs from 24 countries across the continent. These young entrepreneurs have collectively received over $495,000 in cash prizes to invest in their ventures.

Learn about ALA's Anzisha Prize