African Leadership Academy (ALA) is delighted to announce the third cohort of candidates for its Entrepreneurial Leadership Educator Certificate. From nearly 200 applications only 36 have been selected to take advantage of this unique professional development opportunity. As members of the Global Scholars Program (GSP) staff, this diverse cohort of educators from around the world will undertake an intensive 4-week immersion into the theory, practice, and execution of ALA’s unique brand of leadership education and development. Upon successful completion, candidates receive first-level certification for teaching short-course programs with ALA. They will join a growing network of educators from Africa and around the world who are committed to re-thinking educational environments that foster 21st century skills.

Directors and Deputy Directors for 2015

Session I: Ryan Findley – United States Connor Toohill -United States
Session II: David Tait – South Africa Isaac Tsatsu – Ghana
Session III: Segun Olagunju – Nigeria Stacey Jones Lee – United States

Professional Educators

Ellie Law (University of Rochester) –United States Uzo Agyare-Kumi (ALA) – Nigeria
S. Babatunde Vaughan (Genius Royal Academy) – Nigeria Abayomi Sofolahan (Greensprings School) – Nigeria
John Igwe (Jumpstart Academy Africa) – Nigeria Eric Kanyiri (Peponi Secondary School) – Kenya
Cheryl Matthews-Valery ( Medgar Evers CP School) – USA Webster Magowo (ALA) – Zimbabwe
Natacha Mendes (Angolan Leadership Institute) – Angola Iona Hughan (University of Notre Dame) – USA
Raven Tukes (Harvard University) – United States Nekpen Osuan (Columbia University) – Nigeria
Iheanyi Akwitti (Supreme Education Foundation School)- Nigeria Felix Tanui (Peponi Secondary School) – Kenya
Beatrice Dankyi (University of Ghana) – Ghana Alex Crentsil (Alpha Beta College) – Ghana
Charity Tony-Ubah (Oxbridge Tutorial College) – Nigeria Robert Haguma (Akilah Institute) – Rwanda
Edith Mathenge (Peponi House Preparatory School) – Kenya Elishibah Msengeti (Bethel Home) – Kenya
Chris Brennan (St. Louis Country Day School) – United States Alisha Jean-Denis (three dot dash) – United States
Folasade Adefisayo (Leading Learning Limited) – Nigeria

ALA Alumni Educators

Thato Seerane (ALU) – South Africa Olga Kanyansi (Skidmore College) – Uganda
Adil Nyambasha (University of Rochester) – Zimbabwe Nora Oteri (Amherst College) – Kenya
Faridah  Nalunkuuma (Agnes Scott College ) – Uganda Mhraf Worku (Trinity College) – Ethiopia
Tony Kirumba ( ALA ) – Kenya Oumar Ba (UC – Berkeley) – Senegal
Natalia Sikombe (John Carroll University) – Zambia Kanizius Nsabimana ( ALA ) – Tanzania
Kalliope Kruesman (University of London) – Germany Hayat Seid (NYU Abu-Dhabi) – Ethiopia
Nandi Mgwaba (University of Notre Dame) – South Africa Dupe Fasawe (Reed College) – Nigeria

The Global Scholars Program at African Leadership Academy (GSP) is a 3-week leadership development program for teenagers aged 15 to 19 from all over the world led by ALA’s renowned Entrepreneurial Leadership faculty, Alumni and Educators from diverse professional backgrounds. It is an unparalleled opportunity for young people to learn and develop the entrepreneurship and leadership skills needed to become global agents of positive change, understand more about Africa and build powerful international connections. GSP participants have come from over 30 different countries across the globe and historical average geographic representation has been 30% from the Americas, 20% from Europe, 40% from Africa.  They have gone on to leadership roles in their schools and to gain admission into leading colleges.

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