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BUILD-in-a-Box: Empowering African Youth Through Entrepreneurial Leadership

BUILD-in-a-Box is a two-day entrepreneurial leadership camp that ignites the potential of African youth. Held during the summer break (June to August) across various African...

Alumnus Barakaeli Lawuo’s Extraordinary Journey to Virginia Tech

Barakaeli Lawuo' 20 (Tanzania) joined ALA in 2020 from Kibaha Secondary School in Tanzania. Even before joining ALA, Barakaeli had already established himself as...

ALA Students Perform at COP 28 in Dubai

In December 2023, six ALA students and Ms. Louise Saunders (Head of Department, Creative Arts) traveled to Dubai to perform at the Zayed Sustainability...

ALA’s 2023 Annual Report

ALA's 2023 Annual Report is here, and we are thrilled to share it with you. The stories in our report highlight the potential of...

Nchang Tchofor ’18 (Cameroon) named Future Nobel Laureate Scholar

ALA alumnus Nchang Tchofor ’18 has been recognized as a Future Nobel Laureate Scholar by The Nobel Prize Museum and EF Education First. This...

ALA Graduates Takondwa Semphere ’11 and Marie Elimbi ’10 Honored with...

African Leadership Academy congratulates Takondwa Priscilla Semphere '11 (Malawi) and Marie Pelagie Elimbi '10 (Cameroon) on their recent recognitions and scholarships.   Takondwa, an esteemed ALA...

ALA Alumnus Mope Khati ’11 Wins Seat in Lesotho Parliament

The African Leadership Academy congratulates alumnus Mope Khati ’11, who has won a seat in the recent Lesotho national elections. A candidate for the...

ALA Alumna Geraldine Mukumbi ‘11 Named Knight-Hennessy Scholar-Elect

African Leadership Academy alumna Geraldine Mukumbi has been named a 2022 Knight-Hennessy Scholar-Elect and will now pursue a PhD at Stanford University. She was previously...

Eddie Ndopu ‘08 appointed to United Nations Foundation Board of Directors

The United Nations Foundation announced the appointment of ALA alumnus Eddie Ndopu ‘08 to its Board of Directors on December 13, 2021. The UN Foundation...

Niu Raza Wins at New England Music Awards in First-Ever World...

On October 17th, ALA alumna Ny-Ony Razafindratandra ’11, celebrated winning her very first American music award and being the very first recipient of the new World Act Category...

Okong’o Kinyanjui ’14 selected as Echoing Green Fellow

On 9 September 2021 ALA alumnus Okong’o Kinyanjui ’14 was announced as an Echoing Green Fellow. Selected from a global pool of nearly 1,500 applicants...

Mary-Brenda Akoda ’14 uses Drone Technology for Emergency Response

Software engineer Mary Brenda Akoda ’14 won first place in the 2021 Nigeria Drone Business Competition for her security-driven idea Drone ER (Emergency Response). The unmanned aerial...

ALA alumnus Beauclaire Mbanya ’14 is Cameroon’s First Rhodes Scholar

Alumnus Beauclaire Mbanya ’14 has been announced as a winner of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship! Beauclaire will be the first ever Rhodes Scholar ever...