Anzisha Education Accelerator

The Anzisha Education Accelerator is a leadership development program aimed to help develop educational entrepreneurs who have successfully launched high-potential schools across Africa, as leaders in education on the continent, and bring them closer to fulfilling their visions for their schools and education enterprises.

A leadership development program for edupreneurs

A movement is forming across Africa, as young leaders build organizations to tackle one of the greatest challenges of our time: expanding access to education and improving the quality of schooling on the world’s youngest continent.

In 2019, African Leadership Academy launched the Anzisha Education Accelerator to nurture these young leaders and foster excellence within their organizations. Our pilot program is an intensive leadership development program for entrepreneurs who have started high-potential schools across Africa.

About the Anzisha Education Accelerator

Our unit of long-term change is the leader, rather than the school they are building today. We select leaders who have successfully built schools, as a testament to the kind of commitment and entrepreneurial leadership that is required for long-term success, and we employ the school entity as a vehicle for the leader’s learning and leadership development – and a springboard to a career filled with challenges of increasing scale.

Anzisha Education Accelerator Educators

Over a period of three years, AEA works closely with the edupreneurs to help them grow as education leaders, and by extension, help grow their education enterprises. More specifically, AEA commits to providing the following:

  • Support in assessing your school’s baseline performance;
  • Quarterly in-person leadership development sessions;
  • Small financial grants tied to your development and delivery;
  • Access to shared services in financial management and in Monitoring & Evaluation;
  • Professional development for your teachers through our Master Teacher Program; and
  • Connections to expert advisers and mentors and sources of capital.

In exchange, cohort members commit to the following:

  • Be engaged members of the cohort through regular communication with their fellow members and AEA staff.
  • Attend quarterly leadership development sessions designed for their growth and the growth of their organizations.
  • Collaborate with AEA staff in conducting baseline and follow-up assessments of their organizations.
  • Provide AEA staff with data that can help build an understanding of the school’s impact and development over time.

Meet Our Fellows

AEA Fellows

Join Our Next Cohort

We are recruiting our next cohort of young African school leaders. More specifically, we’re looking for people who meet the following criteria:

  • Currently running schools that have some proven track record of impact
  • Working full time on their venture
  • Have a strong commitment to the betterment of education on the continent
  • Have a vision for growing their schools both in reach and in quality

If the above resonates with you, please hit the Apply button below and we will follow up with you soon.