Welcome to ALA’s final newsletter of the year; we hope you have enjoyed a productive, creative and innovative 2017 enriched by inspiring moments. We certainly have, right up until the end of the year. As we wrapped up exams and prepared for the festive season break, staffulty and students ended the year on a high note with our annual Do Something Cool (DSC) initiative, which transformed campus into a hive of creativity.
From fashion shows to staged plays, art exhibits and multimedia presentations, and the introduction of Ladha Ya Africa (Flavors of Africa) – ALA’s very own cookbook – DSC was a vibrant, two-day long example of the power of creative collaboration and self-directed learning. This has long been a cornerstone of life at ALA, which is why we are proud to announce the long-awaited release of ALA Music Vol. 1, a powerful album of original African music professionally produced on campus by former ALA students and then Music Director Kate Kraft, featured in the issue below.