ALA Recognized as One of the World’s Most Exciting and Innovative Social Ventures

May 2nd, 2006

African Leadership Academy was recently selected as a finalist in two of the most prestigious social venture competitions in the world-the Echoing Green Fellowship (www.echoinggreen.org) and the Global Social Venture Competition (www.socialvc.net). Both competitions come with small cash awards, but more important is the recognition that it gives to ALA as one of the most innovative and exciting social ventures in the world today. We feel extremely honored to have received such recognition.

The Echoing Green Fellowship
ALA co-founders Chris Bradford and Fred Swaniker have been selected as one of 20 finalists out of 950 social entrepreneurs from 75 nations around the world who submitted applications for the Echoing Green fellowship (the top 2% of all the applications). The Echoing Green Fellowship is an award given to the most innovative, bold ideas for social change in the world. It provides a stipend of $90,000 over two years ($45,000 per year) to the social entrepreneurs leading the venture. Out of the 20 finalists, awards will be made to 10-13 of them. Chris Bradford and Fred Swaniker will participate in final round interviews for this fellowship in New York City between May 5th and 7th.

To read the full Echoing Green press release, visit:
http://www.echoinggreen.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.viewPage&pageID=644



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