In Their Own Words

ALA encourages our students to explore their ideas. The discussion-based teaching method ensures that each student gets a chance to hone their ideas, philosophies and oratory style. In this section of the site, we invite students to further explore their ideas in a forum that allows them to comment on and build upon ideas from their peers.

Please note that only ALA community members are allow to participate in the discussion,although all are invited to read the conversation.

Opinion and Discussion

Each week we ask a student to write an opinon on a topic close to thier hearts then let the community dicsuss it.

I Didn't Graduate

Student Opinion Essay

I didn’t graduate from ALA. I simply wore a gown, and received a piece of paper… Read More

My Thoughts on Graduation - Alexis Teyie

Student Opinion Essay

Everyone’s been flinging the word ‘last’ a lot these days. Read More

The countdown begins - Marie Moudio

Student Opinion Essay

Anyone who knows me personally knows that I love shoes. Read More


Our Young leaders get invited to many events, and share their experiences here.

Student Report: The SAASTA Science Olympiad Focus Week

Gift Nyikayaramba and Anthony Otieno Report

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Working with Michelle Obama on Africa’s Future

Esther Soma reports

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ALA Students at the World Economic Forum Africa Forum

A report filed by the students who attended

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ALA Students attend the Global Issues Service Summit

 Luisa Sophia Reyes reports from Mozambique

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