Young African Leaders Making an Impression on the World

December 14th, 2016

“A handful of lion-hearts can wake the whole world up.” ― Abhijit Naskar

One of the things that makes being at an academy like ours so great is the people that we are lucky enough to come into contact with. The young people who have studied with us have gone on to do some pretty incredible things and, because we are all about spreading the inspiration, we would like to share some of their stories with you.

  • Sophie Umazi Mvurya is a young woman from Kenya who is getting some much deserved attention. She was profiled on BBC as one of the “Ten Teens Who Changed the World” for developing a social campaign called “I am Kenyan”. She has since been awarded the Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship Program to study an MBA at Stanford Graduate School of Business.
  • Ngor Majak Anyieth from South Sudan was named a 2015 Dalai Lama Fellow for his project “Build South Sudan”. He is currently completing a bachelor of Pre-professional Studies at the University of Notre Dame in the United States.
  • Lillian Maboya from South Africa is an ALA alumni who graduated in 2008. She has taken up a position with GE’s Johannesburg office in their Power and Water Department. She is also ALA’s first ever graduate to serve on ALA’s Board of Trustees along with experienced executives from across Africa!

African Leadership Academy (ALA) has internationally recognised accreditation and a demonstrable academic track record, strong extracurricular programmes for absolute development, and a diverse environment with a strong African focus. If you know of an inspirational young person who we could help achieve greatness please let us know.