I came to ALA for the students, but I stayed because of the colleagues – the staff and faculty who are the heartbeat of this place. With them, I get to learn every day. I get to be challenged and I get to grow. With them, the work is more fun. The work becomes more meaningful because it is done with people I care about.”
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.