ALA Extends Application Window to the Class of 2016

December 14th, 2015

If you are a young leader aged 16 to 19  from across Africa, you are invited to submit your application to enrol in a unique curriculum that includes courses in Entrepreneurial Leadership, African Studies, Writing & Rhetoric, and Cambridge A-Levels.

With our world-class faculty based in Johannesburg, South Africa and innovative teaching and learning methodologies, ALA offers a strong-student-centered learning environment that provides young leaders with the knowledge and inspiration they need to develop as effective, positive change-agents on the African continent. A new generation of ethical, committed leaders is the key to Africa’s development and ALA is the foremost training ground for these future leaders. We aim to identify, develop and connect 6,000 leaders over 50 years. With 735 young leaders from 45 different African countries already identified over the last eight years, we are well on our way.

Each year, the Academy admits over 100 young leaders selected from thousands of applicants from across the continent. Successful applicants to the Two Year Program have a strong track record of achievement, service and demonstrated leadership potential. After their graduation from the Two-Year Program, ALA continues to support these leaders with on-going leadership training, access to internships and careers; and importantly by connecting them to high-impact networks of people and capital that will empower them to create transformative change.

The window of this exceptional opportunity is narrow with only 125 places offered each year. We are pleased to announce that we have extended the application window – with applications closing by 31 December 2015. Interested candidates are advised to apply online, or by downloading  the necessary documentation – click on the “APPLY” tab.

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