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Inaugural Class Graduates!

On June 5, 2010, ALA was proud to matriculate its Inaugural Class. In total, 93 students completed either the 2-year diploma program or 1-year certificate program. The Graduation Celebration commenced…

Top Universities Welcome ALA Grads

In recent weeks ALA has continued to receive great news from universities across the world. In early March, ALA student Michael Kayemba of Uganda became the first African to win…

Global Acclaim for Academic Excellence

Last week, it was announced that three ALA students were among the top 10 performers in the world on their Cambridge International A-Level exams and that two others had placed…

Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu Celebrates ALA in San Francisco

On March 17, Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter, Reverend Mpho Tutu, celebrated ALA at a private reception for ALA supporters in San Francisco. It was an intimate…

Professor Rajmohan Gandhi Shares His Views on Leadership with ALA Students

Professor Rajmohan Gandhi, President of Initiatives of Change—International (IofC), and grandson of Mahatma Gandhi gave a passionate presentation to the ALA student body on March 17th. Professor Gandhi engaged students…

OANDA Asia Pacific Launches Innovative Foreign Exchange Programme with ALA

African Leadership Academy (ALA) is pleased to announce a partnership programme with OANDA Asia Pacific, the Singapore subsidiary of foreign exchange industry leader OANDA Corporation, that will give our students…

African Leadership Academy to Award "Innovation Prizes" to Honour Future African Leaders and the Communities Who Support Them

This “Nobel Prize for African Youth” Honours 14-19 Year Old Africans Who Have Solved a Pressing Community Problem; Award Includes a Scholarship to ALA, and in some cases Cash. African…

GSIE: A Call to Action

Last week witnessed the launch of the “Global Strategy on Inclusive Education” by ALA student Edward Ndopu of South Africa. Edward, who lives with a disability and must use a…

Wilfred Griekspoor of the Global Fund evaluates student proposals

African Leadership Academy finds innovative ways to make our curriculum relevant to the real world. Last year, David Scudder, head of Life Sciences, challanged his Biology class students to write mock proposals…

ALA Hosts 15 Colleges and Universities

On November 12, 2009, African Leadership Academy was thrilled to host a College Information Session tour. CIS tours often help students determine which universities or colleges will be right for…

Nigerian Petroleum Experts Lead Seminars at ALA

One aspect of the ALA curriculum that makes ALA so unique is the Expert-in-Residence series. Experts from fields as diverse as international trade and astronomy live with our students for…

Witney Schneidman visits ALA

The students and faculty at ALA are proud to welcome Witney Schneidman to campus this week. An adviser to both President Clinton and President Obama, and long-time champion of African…

ALA Transformations: Finding Your Voice in the Crowd

It was January, 2009 and Kwinoja, a student from Tanzania, was in tears, shaking with fear and pleading to back out. She had never before spoken in front of boys,…

William Kamkwamba, ALA Student, adds “Bestselling Author” to his CV

William Kamkwamba has become the first African Leadership Academy student to have a book published. The book, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, recounts his trials and tribulations as he…

Dr. Shaka Ssali's Straight Talk meets the ALA Student Body

African Leadership Academy was pleased to host Dr. Shaka Ssali in October. Dr. Ssali a respected broadcaster and influential commentator on African affairs. He serves as Host and Senior Editor…

The Search for the Third Class Begins!

African Leadership Academy has started the long and rigorous process of finding next year’s class of future African leaders. Admissions officers are scouring Africa and beyond to find the best…

As Year Two Begins, the Student Body Doubles

African Leadership Academy is a bustling hive of activity as, for the first time, there are both senior and junior classes attending the school. The incoming class comprises 89 students…

ALA Welcomes New Faculty Members

ALA is excited to welcome 15 new faculty members and add seven new nationalities to the ALA faculty! The new faculty members have over 60 years of combined teaching experience…

103 Amazing Young Leaders Offered Admission to ALA's Second Class

The ALA Admissions Office received over 2500 applications from 41 countries for the second ALA class, which will enter in September 2009. This was reduced to 350 finalists for admission,…

Students Reflect on the Inaugural Year

Towards the end of the first year, ALA students were asked to reflect on their first year at the Academy. This class exercise involved identifying their most memorable moment in…