Joined ALA in 2010
Since primary school, I have been at the top of my class, and became the chairlady of my school. This earned me the appellation of “Commandant Cousteau” by my peers, which is someone who likes to share his ideas, lead and help people.
Motivated by the great example of my mother, an altruist and hard worker, I aimed to succeed in my academic performance at one of the most prestigious and competitive female high schools, “lycee Ste Marie” of Cote D’ivoire. I believe any girl can pursue great achievement given the willingness and courage.
I was not focused only on my academic reputation, but also wanted to participate in the life of my community. I was involved in the activities of my church as well as those of my district. For instance, I was an active member and treasure of the Catholic Children Organization and I also shared my ideas in the Youth Organization of my district. Being admitted to the African Leadership Academy gave me access to a new world and vision.
What I really appreciate about ALA is the diversity and dedication of both students and faculty. My peers always offer advice and support, which builds my confidence in myself.
I have enjoyed volunteering in Enthojeny Creche, a community service project. I also joined the Drama Club and the African Concerns Club. I am also a member and vice president of the French club “Franch’Afrik”. My classmates and I also started a student-run business, Aroma Emporium, which sells toiletries and cosmetics to the ALA community.
When looking back at the challenges that my language barrier presented at first, I feel very proud of my resilience.
Next year, I plan to go to a university in the USA or Canada. I know I will come back to Africa to use my knowledge and leadership skills to develop my country and my continent.
I aim to promote leadership and entrepreneurship among the young women of Africa.