ALA in the Press
ALA Founder, Fred Swaniker, was profiled on CNN's African Voices. Fred discusses the state of education and leadership in Africa with Robyn Curnow. See his video here.
An Enterprising Young Rabbit Entrepreneur Rises To The Top Of An African Entrepreneurship Contest - Laetitia Mukungu is a student at African Leadership Academy and one of the finalists for the 2012 Anzisha Prize. She was featured on Fast Company for her Entrepreneurial Project. See featured article here.
How the African Leadership Academy is Fighting the Continent’s Education Exodus - ALA alumni, Lennon Chimbumu featured on Fast Company. See story here.
Three Young Prize-Winning African Entrepreneurs To Watch - For the second year running, the African Leadership Academy in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation hosted the Anzisha Prize, one of the few pan-African awards celebrating young entrepreneurs. See Forbes article here.
Fred Swaniker, Co-founder and CEO of African Leadership Academy, featured on Forbes as one of The 10 Youngest Power Men in Africa. See article here.
The Hogwarts for Entrepreneurs - A great and interesting feature on the work of African Leadership Academy, written by Deji Olukotun, who was an expert-in-residence here at ALA. See article here.
Making My Way Toward Success - A great blog post written by ALA student, Nokwanda Ramatheko. See her post here.
From South Sudan to Yale - By Nicholas D. Kristof. ALA Graduate, Paul Lorem profiled in the New York Times. See his feature here.
Launching an American College Search from Africa, By Web and Word of Mouth - Maimuna Abdi Yussuf, a Somali student at African Leadership Academy, is one of eight high school seniors around the world who are blogging about their college searches. See one of her blog posts here.
Does Race Still Matter in South Africa? - ALA student, Goodman Lepota was featured on BBC News Africa. He spoke about his views and experiences with race in post-Apartheid South Africa. See Goodman's feature here.
The Man Trying to Train Africa's Future Leaders – Fred Swaniker, CEO and Co-founder of African Leadership Academy, featured on BBC News. In his feature, Mr. Swaniker says that he beleives that many of Africa's predicaments boil down to a lack of adequate leadership. See BBC article here.
Fred Swaniker, CEO and Co-founder of African Leadership Academy was featured on NPR's show "From Scratch" See his interview here.
African Leadership Academy was profiled on NPR’s Morning Edition - Africa School Teaches Ethical Leadership. It was captured during ALA's inaugural graduation and briefly profiles two graduates, Joseph Munyambaza and Edward Ndopu. See profile here.
Why Africa's Young Thinkers are Headed to Prestigious US colleges - A profile on how African Leadership Academy is helping talented young Africans go to colleges like Harvard with the hope that the students will return to help drive Africa’s political and economic development.
ALA's Inaugural graduation was featured in the Toronto Star - “They have had a hand in changing national legislation in Kenya, built a school for refugees in Uganda and synthesized fuel from natural waste in South Africa — and they’re not even in university yet. Last month, they became the first graduates from the African Leadership Academy, which has drawn students from 33 African nations.” See article here.
ALA feature in Paris Match - The article, “Roots of the Future”, focuses principally on the lives and dreams of ALA students, and the manner in which they intend to effect change across Africa. See article in French here.