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Deborah Alongi ’14: Using Education to Build Communities in Kinshasa, DRC

When ALA alumnus Deborah Alongi ’14 boarded a plane home to Kinshasa after completing her two-year diploma at African Leadership Academy, she was not...

Tanatsei Gambura ’17 Wins Prestigious Diana Award for Social Impact Work

ALA alumnus Tanatsei Gambura ’17 was recently named a Diana Award recipient for her crucial work with 25 May Movement – a creative collective...

Iminza Mbwaya ’12 Selected as Student Graduation Speaker at IE University

“Everything that marks our reality was once the dream of a pioneering mind, gradually realized through deliberate effort” - Iminza Mbwaya

Ngor Majak Anyieth ’11: Developing a Leadership & Peace-Building Academy in...

Ngor Majak Anyieth (’11), returns to ALA to learn once again, but this time under the Anzisha Education Accelerator, a network of education entrepreneurs which...

Former Refugee, Jeanbat Busisi ’13 Defies the Odds and Graduates as...

After 20 years as a refugee, African Leadership Academy (ALA) alumnus Jeanbat Busisi, celebrates graduating as an Industrial Engineer from Arizona State University. His...

Eddie Ndopu ’08 Joins the UN Sustainable Development Goals Advocates

ALA alumnus, Eddie Ndopu (Class of 2008) has been appointed by the United Nations Secretary General as one of 17 high-profile Sustainable Development Goals Advocates,...

10 Years On: Gavin Peter Reflects on ALA Then, and Now

ALA’s Cultural Custodian has worn many hats over the past 10 years, meeting various needs as the Academy has grown and expanded, and becoming...

ALA Alumni Bradley Opere on Politics, Life and Innovation

Bradley Opere, an African Leadership Academy (ALA) alumni from Kenya was elected the University of North Carolina’s Student Body President. One of his aims...

Film and African Identity – Mohamed Echkouna’s Thoughts

African Leadership Academy alumni Mohamed Echkouna is an aspirant film director. He identifies himself as simply an artist who recognises people as the answer to their...

Leadership Development for Africa’s Youth – Making the Right Career Choice

Why ALA: making the right career choices at an early age Finishing school and deciding on your next step has to be one of the...

Searching the Depths for Africa’s Youth Talent

Among the remarkable first cohort of pupils to attend African Leadership Academy (ALA) when it opened in 2008 was DRC-born Joseph Munyambanza.  At 17 years...

Young African Leaders Making an Impression on the World

“A handful of lion-hearts can wake the whole world up.” ― Abhijit Naskar One of the things that makes being at an academy like ours so great...

Student Enterprises Harness Power of Youth to Change Africa

A few months ago, learners at Pretoria High School for Girls in South Africa protested against archaic hair rules that discriminated against natural African hair....