Parents at ALA

The ALA Difference

A leadership development program like no other.

ALA identifies young leaders from across the continent with demonstrated leadership potential, a passion for Africa, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a track record of community service. After graduating, we continue to cultivate these leaders throughout their lives by providing on-going leadership training, supporting their growth through access to internships and careers and connecting them to high-impact networks of people and capital that will empower them to create transformative change.

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More than 32,582 potential young leaders have applied to the African Leadership Academy

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Networks and opportunities enable entrepreneurs and leaders to transform ideas to action. African Leadership Academy actively seeks to connect its students to opportunities throughout their lives, encouraging each young leader to establish meaningful connections that will enhance their personal, leadership and career growth

Networks and Opportunities

Visit the ALA Campus

African Leadership Academy’s campus on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa, is an ideal environment for learning and self-discovery. Our campus is built around a circular quad where students meet, interact, and study. The space includes an auditorium, dormitories, sports fields and more.

Leadership Academy Campus