I have started a Masters program at the Harvard Kennedy School focusing on international development and policy making (with two ALA alumni as my classmates). Everything I have learned from ALA, our students, and from all of you has given me a unique perspective to bring to the conversations with my classmates and colleagues. For that, I am deeply grateful, and I hope to continue to contribute to ALA’s vision of lasting peace and shared prosperity in disadvantaged parts of the world in my academic and professional journey.”
Student Enterprises are a part of the Entrepreneurship Leadership program at African Leadership Academy. At the beginning of their education, students are asked to identify, via our BUILD model (Believe, Understand, Invent, Listen, Deliver) a problem within the ALA community that they want to solve. Next, is to develop their own Original Idea for Development (OID), which requires them to address a specific need in their home communities. After a one-month challenge in which they address a pan-African challenge, the best SEs are taken to our Student Enterprise Festival (E-Fest).
The most viable ideas from E-Fest are then chosen to be part of the Student Enterprise Program (SEP) the following year and are provided with funding to execute the business or social venture.