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African Leadership Academy

African Leadership Academy seeks to transform Africa by developing a powerful network of young leaders who will work together to address Africa’s greatest challenges, achieve extraordinary social impact, and accelerate the continent’s growth trajectory.

The ALA Difference

Identify Potential

Identify Potential

We comb Africa for youth who show the spark of initiative; who see what can be and strive to make it so.

Simulation & Practice

Simulation & Practice

Young leaders complete an intensive program of intellectual growth and hands-on leadership development.

Connect to Opportunity

Connect To Opportunity

Young leaders are guided by a powerful network along their path to create transformative change in Africa.

Our Programs

Africa’s future will be shaped by young people who challenge themselves to think extraordinarily, break boundaries, and aspire toward great achievements.

The African Leadership Academy offers a suite of educational programmes that challenge and prepare young leaders between ages 15-22 for their future. Beyond the two-year diploma programme, we offer the Global Scholarship programme, Model African Union, and BUILD-in-a-BOX, each dedicated to expanding the intellectual growth and leadership development of Africa’s next leaders.

Two-Year Diploma Program

Global Scholars Program

Model African Union

Build-in-a-Box

ALA in Numbers

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YOUNG LEADERS IN ALA NETWORK
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AFRICAN COUNTRIES ARE REPRESENTED IN THE STUDENT & ALUMNI NETWORK
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INTERNSHIPS AND JOB PLACEMENTS SECURED THROUGH AFRICA CAREERS NETWORK

Our 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

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Accreditations & Memberships

The Academy is at the forefront of advancement and dialog in international education and leadership through its membership of several bodies and is an independent school accredited and authorized by global organizations.