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ALA Hosts 2015 Regional Networking Cocktails and Indabas

In July 2015, ALA organized regional events in Lagos, Nigeria; Casablanca, Morocco; Nairobi, Kenya; and Johannesburg, South Africa to connect our multiple stakeholders in each region with our community of young leaders, and to showcase some of the recent progress at the Academy. Each event featured a panel conversation during which our graduates shared their […]

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ALA welcomes 130 young leaders for 2015 GSP

One hundred and thirty young leaders from all over the world have been immersing themselves in the study and practice of Entrepreneurial Leadership at the 2015 Global Scholars Program (GSP). This three week summer program enables selected participants from around the world to explore South Africa’s natural wonders and rich history; collaborate with disadvantaged communities […]

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ALA Graduates Class of 2013

Ninety-One young leaders from the ALA Class of 2013 graduated on Friday June 19th, 2015, with former South African first lady, Mrs Graca Machel serving as keynote speaker at the graduation ceremony. Mrs Machel also officially opened the new Nelson Mandela residence, a new dormitory on our campus, this has enabled us to admit even […]

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ALA WELCOMES INTERNATIONAL EDUCATORS FOR GSP 2015

African Leadership Academy (ALA) is delighted to announce the third cohort of candidates for its Entrepreneurial Leadership Educator Certificate. From nearly 200 applications only 36 have been selected to take advantage of this unique professional development opportunity. As members of the Global Scholars Program (GSP) staff, this diverse cohort of educators from around the world […]

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ALA RECOGNIZES EMERGING AFRICAN LEADERS

We are delighted to launch the African Leadership Academy Medallion for Exemplary Citizenship which recognizes outstanding pre-IGCSE students in African schools who demonstrate leadership potential in their communities and beyond. In interactions with their peers, ALA Medallion winners have demonstrated that they have the potential to be agents of positive change on the African continent […]

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UZOAMAKA AGYARE-KUMI JOINS ALA AS DEAN

On Monday September 15, 2014, Mrs. Uzoamaka Agyare-Kumi was invested as the fourth Dean of African Leadership Academy, succeeding Chris Bradford who takes on the role of CEO. After a very extensive search, the Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Mrs. Agyare-Kumi, who was most recently Principal of one of Ghana’s leading schools, Tema […]

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CAMEROONIAN ALAIN NTEFF EMERGES GRAND PRIZE WINNER AT ANZISHA PRIZE AWARDS

Alain Nteff (Cameroon), founder of Gifted Mom, was announced as the grand prize winner of the 4th annual Anzisha Prize Awards, Africa’s premier award celebrating her youngest and brightest entrepreneurs. Alain received a $25,000 cash prize to support his social business, leading a rising tide of West African youth entrepreneurs. Schoolbag manufacturer Thato Kgatlhanye (South […]

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ALU: A New Tertiary Institution Modeled after ALA

African Leadership Academy is excited to announce the launch of a new institution that aims to change the face of tertiary education in Africa. Modeled after ALA, African Leadership Unleashed (ALU) will take many of ALA’s learnings in youth leadership development, African studies, and entrepreneurship into the tertiary education space. Fred Swaniker, the co-founder of […]

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ALA BREAKS GROUND ON NEW DORMITORY

On graduation day, June 20, 2014, the ALA community turned the sod to mark the beginning of the first phase of the expansion of our student and faculty residences. When completed, this new dormitory will enable the Academy to increase enrolment and provide a better residential experience for our students. We are grateful to the […]

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ALA CELEBRATES 21 SOUTH AFRICAN ICONS

Starting on Friday, 30 May, 2014, African Leadership Academy (ALA) began hosting a unique showcase of 21 South African Icons whose lives and achievements inspire others to maximize their potential for the benefit of our world. The Icons were selected in recognition of their impact, influence, integrity and inspiration. An Icon is defined as an […]

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ALA Joins Global Online Academy

African Leadership Academy has recently joined the Global Online Academy (GOA), an exclusive online community of 50 international schools including the Dalton School, USA; Eton College, England; King’s Academy, Jordan; Frankfurt International School, Germany; and Hong Kong International School, China. With over 900 students on four continents and across 12 time zones taking online classes […]

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LET’S STAND TOGETHER AND #BRINGBACKOURGIRLS

By Mudiwa Dutiro, co-founder of All 4 Girls Empowerment (A4Ge), a student project at African Leadership Academy On the 14th of April 2014, 276 girls (exact figure still unknown —‘276 girls’ stated by Reuters on 13/05/14) were kidnapped from their boarding hostels at Chibok Secondary School in Borno State, Northeastern Nigeria. This horrific incident was […]

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ALA CELEBRATES INAUGURAL CLASS AT NEW YORK EVENT

African Leadership Academy celebrated members of our inaugural class who are graduating from colleges and universities around the world in 2014 by hosting an event in their honour on Thursday April 10 and Friday April 11, 2014. The event, tagged ‘ALA Rising’ was held at the New York Public Library, with participants engaging in meaningful […]

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ALA YOUNG LEADERS ORGANIZE SOCIAL INNOVATION CAMPS

As part of our efforts to scale the impact of our programs across the continent, students from African Leadership Academy have commenced the 2014 Social Innovation Camps (BUILD-in-a-Box Camps), which are being organized for high school students in local and disadvantaged areas across Africa this year. In partnership with the Canadian Embassy in South Africa, […]

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US AMBASSADOR, PATRICK GASPARD DELIVERS ALA GUEST LECTURE

On Wednesday January 22nd, 2014, the Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of South Africa, Mr. Patrick Gaspard was the Distinguished Guest Speaker at African Leadership Academy (ALA). Speaking on the theme, Reflections on Leadership, Ambassador Gaspard drew from his own leadership journey to motivate the young leaders at ALA to […]

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ALA MOURNS THE PASSING OF NELSON MANDELA

The African Leadership Academy community hereby express our deepest sadness at the passing away of our lifelong hero, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.   We all have been greatly inspired by the life he lived, the sacrifices he made and the many great lessons he taught us from the dock of a courtroom in 1964, the dark […]

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