Working at ALA has been one of the most fulfilling experiences I have enjoyed in my lifetime. I have the opportunity to work with teams of talented and committed people that inspire me to live my best life all day, every day. My most cherished experience at ALA is being part of a community that cares deeply and with intention for its own, just like a family would. Some of my closest friends are people I work with every day. I remain inspired by their commitment towards mission building for the continent and our community.
The African Leadership Academy is a pre-university program in Johannesburg, South Africa. We seek to develop Africa’s next generation of leaders who are ethical and entrepreneurial.
Each year, we identify exceptional young leaders from across Africa with demonstrated leadership potential and a strong sense of purpose. Through our unique curriculum, these young leaders develop the skills, mindset, and network to contribute to our mission of enabling lasting peace and shared prosperity in Africa. We continue to accelerate these leaders throughout their lives, with connections to careers and networks of people and capital that will enable their dreams of transformational change.
ALA teaches a two-year curriculum in African Studies, Writing and Rhetoric and Entrepreneurial Leadership, as well as the usual core academic courses. We have accepted students and alumni from 46 African countries since founding in September 2008 into our growing community.