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ALA Alumnus On His Pursuit Of Being #OxfordEddiecated

Edward (Eddie) Ndopu, an alumnus of the Academy’s inaugural class is an activist on disability rights, who sought to push boundaries from an early age....

Pan-African Entrepreneurship Ideas at Enterprise Fest

March 24, 2016|ALA Impact Stories “…my only career options were to either become a lawyer, doctor, engineer or a family failure.” Promoting entrepreneurship is a crucial...

Servant Leadership – ALA Students Spread Festive Cheer

“Serving others prepares you to lead others.” – Jim George Leading up to the festive season, myself along with Miranda Tichareva (Class of 2015) and Sizo...

Let’s Play…and Learn

Wandile Mabanga grew up in Kwa Thema, a township located on the outskirts of Springs, Ekurhuleni in Gauteng. Wandile’s mother left school in Grade...

Africa Has To Go “country” for Inclusive and Sustainable Economic Growth

For the last fifteen years, economic growth rates across Africa have encouragingly escalated, with most countries consistently averaging over 5%. Additionally, the burgeoning population...

ALU: A New Tertiary Institution Modeled after ALA

African Leadership Academy is excited to announce the launch of a new institution that aims to change the face of tertiary education in Africa....

ALA YOUNG LEADERS ORGANIZE SOCIAL INNOVATION CAMPS

As part of our efforts to scale the impact of our programs across the continent, students from African Leadership Academy have commenced the 2014...

ALA graduates champion the cause of Peaceful Transition and alternative Leadership...

During the summer 2012 holiday, Eddy Gicheru Oketch, ALA Inaugural class graduate and student at Trinity College Hartford, spent his holiday in his home...

Words from ALA’s First College Graduate — Madelle Kangha

Madelle Kangha is from Cameroon and is the first college graduate from the African Leadership Academy. Madelle was selected to attend the Academy based...

Two ALA student teams win $10,000 Kathryn Davis Prize for Peace

ALA graduates continue to work together even after graduation, and are rewarded for their pioneering work. Two teams of ALA graduates from the inaugural class...

The Rabat Entrepreneurial Challenge, an ALA student initiative

The Rabat Entrepreneurial Challenge (REC) commenced in December 2009 when Jihad Hajouji, African Leadership Academy student, revealed her idea to four fellow ALA students:...

GSIE: A Call to Action

Last week witnessed the launch of the “Global Strategy on Inclusive Education” by ALA student Edward Ndopu of South Africa. Edward, who lives with...

Wilfred Griekspoor of the Global Fund evaluates student proposals

African Leadership Academy finds innovative ways to make our curriculum relevant to the real world. Last year, David Scudder, head of Life Sciences, challanged his...