We comb Africa for youth who show the spark of initiative; who see what can be and strive to make it so.

After losing a friend to Cholera, young leader Solomon Martey from Ghana invented a borehole machine using spare parts to pump, purify, and distribute water in his village. His machine has since been adopted by the Ghanaian Ministry of Environment and rolled out in several other rural villages across Ghana.


Young leaders complete an intensive program of intellectual growth and hands-on leadership development.

During his two years at ALA, young leader Jean Fernando Randriamiajason from Madagascar further developed his passion for agriculture by running Aggrinovation – a student enterprise growing and selling fresh produce for the ALA community.


Young leaders are guided by powerful network along their path to transformative impact in Africa.

Young leader Iman Bermaki from Morocco was able to speak about her aspirations for youth development on the continent at the opening of the annual Mo Ibrahim Forum in Dakar, Senegal. She spoke alongside former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo and co-founder of Africa 2.0, Mamadou Toure.

Our Values

  • Integrity
    We are people of our word, with the courage to do what is right
  • Curiosity
    We challenge the status quo and take the initiative to pursue new ideas
  • Humility
    We are thankful for opportunities and are aware of our limitations
  • Compassion
    We empathize with and care for those around us.
  • Diversity
    We respect all people and believe that difference should be celebrated
  • Excellence
    We set high standards for our own achievement and celebrate the achievements of others