Deborah Alongi (’14): Using Education to Build Communities in Kinshasa, DRC

When ALA alumnus Deborah Alongi (’14) boarded a plane home to Kinshasa after completing her two-year diploma at African Leadership Academy, she was not sure what awaited her as she…


Tiassa Mutunkei (’18) Advocates for Wildlife at the 2019 NEWF Congress

African Leadership Academy second year student and #Teens4Wildlife founder, Tiassa Mutunkei (18), spoke passionately about ending the illegal wildlife trade at the 2019 Nature, Environment & Wildlife Filmmakers Congress (NEWF)…


Tanatsei Gambura (’17) Wins Prestigious Diana Award for Social Impact Work

ALA alumnus Tanatsei Gambura (’17) was recently named a Diana Award recipient for her crucial work with 25 May Movement – a creative collective that she founded at the age…


Three ALA Students Facilitate Workshops at the Global Leadership Summit

In July, four members of the ALA community facilitated leadership workshops at the Global Leadership Summit in Davos, Switzerland, continuing a productive four year relationship with the Education First Educational…

Designing the Future of Secondary Schools in Africa: Thoughts from the ADEA Policy Dialogue

By Josh Adler How teens transition directly to work or incomeIt’s rational, but what stands in the way? The Association for the Development of Education in Africa convened for the…


How to Deliver an Award-Winning Business Pitch: Insights from TEF 2019

Fresh from serving as a judge at the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) Entrepreneurship Forum 2019, Aaron Fu, Venture Partner for the Anzisha Young Entrepreneurs Fund, shares insights on how to…


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.


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…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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…

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…