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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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...

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Anzisha Prize Fellow Encourages Young Entrepreneurs to « Start Now! »

At 18 and with only $20 in savings, Alhaji Siraj Bah, a young Sierra Leonean founded Rugsal Trading, an enterprise that now directly and indirectly employs...

ALA Co-Founder Fred Swaniker honored at the 2019 #Time100.

On April 23, 2019 ALA Co-Founder Fred Swaniker was honored in New York City as a member of the Time 100: Most Influential People in the...

What is the Anzisha Education Accelerator?

The African Leadership Academy has proven over the last 10 years that educating the continent of Africa is a high priority, and this is why a...

The Anzisha Prize Green Paper: Scenarios for Young African Entrepreneurs

Scenarios for Young African Entrepreneurs quantitatively and qualitatively explores what the future might hold for very young entrepreneurs (VYEs) in Africa, how entrepreneurship can offer exciting...

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Can Social Enterprises Be Profitable?

By Daniel Mpala Twenty-one-year old Joan Nalugeba’s dreams of a world without malaria — and the Ugandan entrepreneur believes her company’s mosquito repellent soap will do...

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Africa Should Not Focus on Missed Opportunities

Following a successful 2019 African Leadership Academy Model Africa Union (ALAMAU2019) conference, the recent secretariat team, under the leadership of Mr. Faith Abiodum, shares their journey...

ALA Students Spark Change in their Communities through the Global Online Academy

African Leadership Academy is a member of Global Online Academy (GOA), a consortium of leading independent schools from around the world that fosters new, modern ways...

Defining the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem for Under-25’s in Africa

On 15 April 2019, educators, investors, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders from across Africa gathered for the inaugural Very Young Entrepreneur Education & Acceleration Summit in Sandton,...

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