Future Diplomats Thrive At ALA

Are you one of Africa's future political leaders? Do you want to pursue a career in African Diplomacy or International Relations? Explore your passion at ALA.


African Leadership Academy seeks to develop Africa's next generation of young leaders to transform the continent. To achieve our mission, we seek to identify youth who show the spark of initiative; who see what can be and strive to make it so. These young leaders are immersed in an intensive program of intellectual growth and hands-on leadership development. We connect them to a powerful network along their path to transformative impact in Africa.

What we offer:

  • Cambridge International Examinations  -  including A-levels, the world's most widely recognised pre-university credential
  • Strong Student Government program - learn and practice governance at ALA.
  • Model United Nations and Model African Union - we send teams every year to MUN events across the world, and are the creators and hosts of the Model African Union Conference.
  • A diverse community - we offer our young leaders a home away from home where they engage with others from 45+ African countries
  • World-class facilities  - fully residential (boarding) campus with newly renovated dormitories, classrooms, auditorium, dining hall, science labs, our innovative arts precinct and sports facilities
  • Prominent Guest Speakers - Regular high profile talks from political leaders at the Academy.



Eddy Oketch (Kenya), an ALA alum of the inaugural class ran for public office, during his campaign for Senate in Migori, Kenya. He came in second out of ten candidates, securing 16% of the vote. Eddy’s run for office builds on an impressive track record of civic engagement. In response to the post-election violence that broke out in Kenya in 2008, Eddy founded Peace for African and Economic Development (PAD) mobilizing 11,000 youth ambassadors to foster peace.  Since graduating, he scaled his venture to reach 5 million votes in Kenya with a message of peace, and has been globally recognized as one of Africa’s most promising young leaders.


  • Students who graduate from ALA attend leading universities across the globe. Our team of experienced university guidance counselors works with students to help them prepare for and navigate the entire university application process. Find the list of top universities and study abroad colleges here.
  • ALA is an accredited Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) and SAT test centre. CIE is the world’s most popular international examination for high school students and A-Levels is accepted as proof of academic preparedness for entry into outstanding universities globally.
  • ALA offers a unique curriculum that includes courses with a specific focus on entrepreneurship and leadership amongst other subjects. With our resourceful labs and international relations programs, we are the best school for future scientists and future diplomats who want to hone their skills.
  • We continuously support our students after graduating from ALA as they start careers, launch ventures, and pursue their goals beyond the Academy walls. A dedicated team provides alumni with lifelong access to powerful networks and life changing opportunities.

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