Blog Archives

Imagining the Future of the ALA Curriculum

Our ALA 2023 Strategic Plan challenges us to step more fully into our leadership role in education as a “Learning, Innovating, Leading School.” With this in mind, we have spent...

June 27, 2019 |

Ngor Majak Anyieth (’11): Developing a Leadership & Peace-Building Academy in South Sudan

Ngor Majak Anyieth (’11), returns to ALA to learn once again, but this time under the Anzisha Education Accelerator, a network of education entrepreneurs which he joined in 2018 as...

June 27, 2019 |

Outstanding Student Research Presented at 2019 Graduation Leadership Symposium

Six exceptional research projects were presented at the 2019 Graduation Leadership Symposium on June 20th, as part of ALA’s 10th graduation ceremonies. The Leadership Symposium affords members of each graduating...

June 27, 2019 |

Five ALA Students Selected as 2019 Bezos Scholars

Five ALA students have been selected to join the prestigious Bezos Scholars Program, joining a cohort of exceptional students selected from across the United States for the year-long leadership program....

June 27, 2019 |

Class of 2017 Reflects on Exceptional Growth through ALA Theses

In the run-up to our 10th graduation ceremonies, each member of our graduating class presented their thesis to the community. In what has become an annual tradition, the ALA Thesis...

June 27, 2019 |

Leading HIV Researcher and Holocaust Survivor Visit ALA

In June, we welcomed two world-leading experts to the ALA campus – HIV/AIDS researcher, Dr Bruce Walker and holocaust survivor and French resistance activist, Mr Eric Mayer. Dr Walker, who...

June 27, 2019 |

Meet the Entrepreneur Educating Refugees: Ntakamaze Nziyonvira

As part of the Anzisha Education Accelerator Program, ALA has provided a professional development opportunity to a cohort of education entrepreneurs from the ALA alumni network and graduates from the...

May 28, 2019 |

Meet ALA Class of 2018: John Ewotu

“My first year here (at ALA) has been full of challenges and growth opportunities.” Young entrepreneur, John Ewotu from Uganda recently returned from Boston where he attended the Junior Achievement...

May 28, 2019 |

Former Refugee Defies the Odds and Graduates as an Industrial Engineer

After 20 years as a refugee, African Leadership Academy (ALA) alumnus Jeanbat Busisi, celebrates graduating as an Industrial Engineer from Arizona State University. His journey has inspired many to continue...

May 28, 2019 |

Eddie Ndopu Joins the UN Sustainable Development Goals Advocates

ALA alumnus, Eddie Ndopu (Class of 2008) has been appointed by the United Nations Secretary General as one of 17 high-profile Sustainable Development Goals Advocates, alongside two other long-term ALA...

May 28, 2019 |

Oluwafikemi Aiyepeku (’17) Wins Global Online Academy’s Catalyst for Change Prize

Fikemi Aiyepeku, a Nigerian 2nd year student at ALA was one of ten students selected from more than 500 presenters to receive the Catalyst for Change Prize for her project,...

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Changing the Paradigm of College Admissions: The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program

When institutions of higher education bill themselves as ‘holistic’, how truly holistic are they? In looking at higher admissions trends and factors that play into world rankings, SAT scores and...

May 28, 2019 | ,

Anzisha Prize Fellow Encourages Young Entrepreneurs to “Start Now!”

At 18 and with only $20 in savings, Alhaji Siraj Bah, a young Sierra Leonean founded Rugsal Trading, an enterprise that now directly and indirectly employs 38 people.    Tragically,...

May 28, 2019 |

ALA Co-Founder Fred Swaniker honored at the 2019 #Time100.

On April 23, 2019 ALA Co-Founder Fred Swaniker was honored in New York City as a member of the Time 100: Most Influential People in the World 2019.  Fred was...

April 30, 2019 |

What is the Anzisha Education Accelerator?

The African Leadership Academy has proven over the last 10 years that educating the continent of Africa is a high priority, and this is why a program like the Anzisha...

April 30, 2019 |