Program Spotlight

Benefits of Honing Your Entrepreneurial Skills as a Student

Did you know that Steve Jobs left university and founded Apple in his twenties? Or that Mark Zuckerberg started Facebook while he was an undergraduate at Harvard? Honing your entrepreneurial skills as a young student  Most young people spend their time worrying about exams or getting the latest gadget, they seldom think about starting a […]

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Funding Opportunities for Young African Entrepreneurs

Getting a venture off the ground or growing an existing business as a young entrepreneur can be difficult: raising capital without a solid credit history or having valuable assets to use for security are a challenge. The good news is there are organisations that offer funding opportunities to help rising stars shine. We believe that […]

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Africa’s Leading Entrepreneurs

African Leadership Academy, in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, present Africa’s top youth entrepreneur finalists for the sixth annual Anzisha Prize. This year, the Prize celebrates increased presence in Northern African markets such as Morocco and Egypt, and francophone countries such as Madagascar and Niger, and increased diversity in the business ventures represented. The increased […]

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Life Skills Education – ALA’s Wellness Program

“Life skills education is aimed at facilitating the development of psychosocial skills that are required to deal with the demands and challenges of everyday life.” These words were spoken at the United Nations Inter-Agency Meeting held at World Health Organisation headquarters in Geneva on 6 – 7 April 1998. Imagine you are 17years of age, […]

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ALA’s Advisory Program

In the two years during the course of their time on campus, we encourage our students to be fully immersed in the spirit of community and diversity – hence the Advisory Program. Our Advisory Program is a significant one, and allows for some of the most meaningful and long lasting bonds at ALA. What is […]

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Health is Wealth

Ever heard the popular saying “health is wealth”? This gives large meaning to our life, as health is considered the most valuable and precious for every individual. Good health means not only the absence of disease in the body but a complete physical, mental, social as well as spiritual well-being of an individual. The benefits […]

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E4E: English for Excellence

Wannan m sakon ake nufi ga illusturate wani batu – harshe zai iya zama sau da yawa wani shãmaki to hankali. Did you get the message? Unless you hail from northern Nigeria and speak Hausa, you probably feel a bit lost. Now imagine that today, having no knowledge of this language, it became your primary […]

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Two-Year Participants Move into the Nelson Mandela Residence

On September 1st, we were extremely delighted to welcome a new cohort of young leaders, 96 in our 2015 class and 3 Catalyst Term participants, to our campus, as we looked forward to the start of a new academic year. The opening of our brand new dormitories, the Nelson Mandela residences, which enable us to expand our […]

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ALA launches Catalyst Term

African Leadership Academy is delighted to unveil Catalyst Term: a study-abroad experience developing catalysts of positive social change.  Beginning in September 2015, a select group of students from secondary schools beyond the African continent will join ALA’s community of young African leaders in Johannesburg, South Africa and enroll in our honors-level pre-university curriculum. African Leadership […]

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