ALA WELCOMES 98 NEW YOUNG LEADERS

September 24th, 2013

African Leadership Academy officially welcomed a new batch of 98 young leaders from across the continent into the Class of 2013 on Saturday September 14, 2013.

At the sixth ALA Opening Ceremony, staff/faculty speaker, Ms. Lucille Gimani encouraged all members of the ALA community to persevere in their determination to contribute to the development of Africa. Narrating her personal story of overcoming challenges, she charged the incoming class to learn, listen and to lead.

The ALA Class of 2013 is composed of 52 female and 46 male young leaders, drawn from 27 African countries, including our first ever students from Gabon and Swaziland. Members of the Class of 2013 also include three Gap Year and Term Abroad students from the United States of America.

The Class of 2013 arrives at African Leadership Academy with a great track-record of leadership, enterprise development and community service. Samuel Opoku-Agyemang (Ghana) is the author of a book titled “The smart guide to scientific calculator operations and manipulations”, Deborah Mulokozi (Tanzania) founded and runs a cleaning company in Tanzania, while Abraham Martey (Ghana) started numerous entrepreneurial ventures to support his family in the wake of his father’s death, including an ice-cream selling business and a chicken and rabbit farm.

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