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ALA Alumnus On His Pursuit Of Being #OxfordEddiecated

Edward (Eddie) Ndopu, an alumnus of the Academy’s inaugural class is an activist on disability rights, who sought to push boundaries from an early age. At age two he was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy. Once he reached the age of seven, however, he was determined to get an education and began attending regular school. Today, his […]

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Protected: June 2016 Parents’ Newsletter – Portuguese

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Alumni Spotlight: From Africa to Yale

When Esther Soma was struggling with the essay portion of her Yale application, she knew where to turn for help. At the time, she was a student of the Academy. She sent her first draft to Chris Bradford (a member of Yale’s graduating class of 2000), our co-founder and chief executive officer. Bradford urged her to rewrite […]

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Protected: May 2016 Parents’ Newsletter – Portuguese

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Special Donation: Remembering Mr W. Paatii Ofosu-Amaah

ALA is deeply saddened by the passing of W. Paatii Ofosu-Amaah, and are honored to be able to pay tribute to his passion for Africa and commitment to supporting education and the future leaders of the continent. Most recently, Mr. Ofosu-Amaah’s efforts were directed at bringing about peace in South Sudan serving as Senior Advisor […]

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Pan-African Entrepreneurship Ideas at Enterprise Fest

“…my only career options were to either become a lawyer, doctor, engineer or a family failure.” Promoting entrepreneurship is a crucial element in this globalized world. Skills on design-thinking, risk taking, evaluation and identifying a gap in the market often leads to a business either becoming successful or becoming a failed statistic. Thus, the entrepreneurship […]

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Graham Maitland addresses young leaders at ALAMAU

Graham Maitland, former South African Ambassador to Sudan, who is also the current director of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, DIRCO – South Africa gives a keynote address at the 4th annual African Leadership Academy Model African Union which took place from 16-20 March 2016. This year’s conference boasted 136 student delegates in attendance, […]

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Maru-a-Pula emerge as winners of ALA 2016 Derby Day

Maru-a-Pula emerge victorious at the Academy’s 2016 Derby Day. The annual sports day took place on Saturday, 12 March 2016 on our campus. We hosted Maru-a-Pula from Botswana and Lebone College of the Royal Bafokeng from the North West province of South Africa. The second annual Derby Day saw participants take part in sports and […]

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ALA’s South African Ideas Festival 2016 – And the Winner Is…

Davi Ferreira Tavares Da Silva, 20, was announced the winner of the 4th edition of the South African Ideas Festival (SAIF) held at African Leadership Academy on Sunday the 5th of March 2016. Davi walked away with $200 towards implementing his big idea – which is to create recycled paper bags and to provide an alternative […]

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ALA Young Leader Attends Annual National Youth Science Forum In Australia

After excelling in the SAASTA National Science Olympiad last year, young leader Jialing Yu, was chosen to represent South Africa at the annual Australian National Youth Science Forum this year in Canberra, Australia. The incredible opportunity allowed him to gain further knowledge on the subject while engaging with professionals in the field.  The National Youth […]

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