ALA Hosts Education and Health Sector Gatherings in Kenya and Rwanda

In June and July, members of the ALA network convened in Kenya and Rwanda, connecting people and ideas around two of Africa’s greatest opportunities: imagining the future of education and…


2019 Global Scholars Program Welcomes Young Leaders from 20 Countries

Now in its ninth season of delivering a transformative experiential learning experience in self-awareness, service learning and social impact to scholars across the globe, the ALA Global Scholars Program is much more than just a holiday program. This year, we welcome more than 150 young leaders from 20 countries to participate in five distinct GSP sessions between June 24th and August 15th.

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ALA Invests in Early Career Transitions at 2019 Professional Development Barazas

During the month of July, Africa Careers Network hosted two successful professional development conferences, called “Barazas”, in South Africa and Uganda, welcoming participants from 18 countries in the ALA alumni network and the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program network.


Iminza Mbwaya (’12) Selected as Student Graduation Speaker at IE University

“Everything that marks our reality was once the dream of a pioneering mind, gradually realized through deliberate effort” – Iminza Mbwaya

ALA’s “Do Something Cool” Featured on Ted Dintersmith’s Innovation Playlist

DSC was established around a single purpose: that all entrepreneurial leaders should demonstrate the capacity for self-directed learning and creation

ALA Hosts 2019 Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa Program

After a successful inaugural session in 2018, the Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa program returned to the ALA campus in Johannesburg, welcoming 200 emerging leaders from 45 countries across the continent, including ALA’s Marvin Tarawally (’11) from Liberia.


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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…


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…


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