The next generation of African

Entrepreneurs Artists Scientists Laureates Educators Innovators Diplomats Leaders

African Leadership Academy seeks to transform Africa by developing a powerful network of young leaders who are ready to accelerate the continent’s growth.

A community of diverse African potential

Since 2008, ALA has enrolled 1,588 students from over 38,000 applicants; a 4% acceptance rate representing the widest range of African diversity.

46

African countries represented

97%

of students receive financial assistance

Kenesa Huluka, '22

Ethiopia

An entrepreneur who uses technology to tackle issues in his community.

Laurier Somi, ‘23

Kenya

An award-winning entrepreneur and environmentalist.

Mohamed Altiraifi, '22

Sudan

A skilled full-stack web developer with a passion for technology.

Abdulrasaq Amolegbe, '20

Nigeria

An innovative entrepreneur who is working to create a cash-to-cashless digital experience for immigrant students in Africa.

Geraldine Mukumbi, ’11

Zimbabwe

Dedicated educator who is pursuing a PhD at Stanford University as a Knight-Hennessy Scholar.

Ubongabasi Asuquo, ‘17

Nigeria

A health care advocate who aspires to address pressing public health concerns in Nigeria.

An investment to unlock opportunity

Since 2010, alumni have enrolled at 302 universities in 58 countries around the world and have accepted $210 million in university scholarships.

$3

in university scholarships for every $1 spent in financial aid for ALA students

314

ALA alumni have continued their studies at the post-graduate level

Potential becomes impact

ALA alumni have started 355 ventures that have created 600 jobs, 577 of which are on the African continent.

523

young leaders placed in jobs and internships in 2022 by the Africa Careers Network

2

ALA alumni were elected to national legislature in 2022

Eddy Oketch, ‘08

Kenya

A lifelong activist and Senator of Migori County.

Fatima Al Ansar, ’09

Mali

Internationally recognized women’s rights advocate and Mali’s youngest diplomat.

Mohamed Echkouna, ’11

Mauritania

Accomplished filmmaker and storyteller who was announced as one of six winners of a Netflix film competition.

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