Accelerating our Impact


Celebrating Innovative Young African Entrepreneurs

The Anzisha Prize is a prestigious three-year fellowship program that seeks to discover, nurture, and celebrate exceptionally talented young entrepreneurs from all corners of the African continent. Since its inception in 2010, the Anzisha Prize has successfully provided support and guidance to 202 young entrepreneurs, enabling them to build and scale their businesses across Africa. These remarkable businesses have collectively generated over 2,500 employment opportunities, with 60% of these opportunities being offered to young people under the age of 25.

Our Alumni Networks

Building Vibrant Communities

ALA provides young leaders with lifelong access to powerful networks, support, and opportunities to accelerate their impact and leadership journeys on the African continent. Through the Networks Program, which was established in 2010, we have connected young leaders to over 5,000 dignified and meaningful jobs and internships. Our earliest graduates have a current engagement rate of 86% in work and projects across Africa, demonstrating the program’s effectiveness in supporting their professional development and contributing to the continent’s growth.

Short Programs

Global Scholars Program

A global summer camp for 13-19 year-olds

The Global Scholars Program (GSP) is a camp that offers a unique blend of leadership experiences, entrepreneurial practice, and adventure for teens aged 13-19 from all over the world. GSP creates a challenging and stimulating environment that enables emerging leaders to learn from each other, global change makers, and a team of international educators, while discovering the history, beauty, and diversity of South Africa.

Chevron Engineering Leadership Program (ELP)

Developing Future African Engineers

ELP is a 10-day camp that empowers highly motivated and talented high school students aged 15 to 18 with an interest in STEM fields. The program aims to cultivate future African engineers who possess leadership skills to drive positive change on the continent. Through ELP, individuals and groups are encouraged to implement transformative change and innovation to positively impact technologies, organizations, communities, society, and the world at large.

The School for Ethics and Global Leadership

A semester-long program for American high school students

The School for Ethics and Global Leadership (SEGL) is an innovative school for 11th graders from the United States and across the world, based in Washington DC. In 2020 SEGL launched SEGL at ALA, which offers students the chance to spend a semester living and learning alongside our two-year Diploma Program students. During their time at ALA, SEGL cohorts are deeply integrated into life at ALA, sharing dorm rooms and attending classes together with ALA students. SEGL students experience South Africa’s rich history and culture, discover the vibrant city of Johannesburg, and build a deeper understanding of the African continent through their interactions with ALA students.

Model African Union (MAU)

Empowering young leaders to model international cooperation for development

ALA MAU is an annual event that gathers hundreds of young people from various African countries to participate in a simulation of the African Union. Through this simulation, participants engage with pressing African issues and gain a deeper understanding of their roles as agents of change on the continent. ALA MAU provides a platform for youth to voice their ideas and perspectives, and to develop the leadership and advocacy skills necessary to effect positive change in their communities and beyond.