student life

Founders Day Sports Carnival: ALA Campus Life Returns 

The 2022 Founders Day Sport Carnival marked a welcome return to vibrant life on campus. In the wake of the lockdown restrictions, it had not been possible to host gatherings…

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Between the Lines: The Agony and Ecstasy of Seminal Readings

  ‘One thing I like about Seminal Readings is how the conversations never end. Powerful and livid discussions within the classroom often continue outside, with people talking about it and…

WATCH: Danai Gurira Gives Amazing Advice to Young Leaders – #WakandaForever

We’re not reaching. Anyone who’s seen Black Panther and been to ALA would come to the same conclusion: “This is Wakanda!” Danai Gurira did, and she should know: the award-winning…

E-Fest: A Test of Student Mettle, Team Building and Innovative Enterprises

Year 1 student and Student Government Secretary Tania Twinoburyo reflects on the highs and lows of the culmination of a year-long entrepreneurial course that tests ALA students’ creative, innovative and…

6 Things You Didn’t Know About ALA’s Student Enterprise Program

  ALA’s innovative curriculum includes an immersive opportunity to practice entrepreneurship and leadership skills – All ALA students form teams and then run a business or non-profit organization for a full…

ALA Clenches Derby Day Cup

Over the past weekend, African Leadership Academy became Derby Day champions once again – two years in a row! It has been a season of hard work and it has paid…

A Decennial Worth Celebrating

We are defined by stories. Our lives can be encapsulated in a quick summary or a lengthy tome. They are defined by the stories we choose to tell, and the…

Student Blog: Temilolu’s Decennial Reflections

Global leaders, dignitaries and alumni were not the only ones who were inspired by ALA’s Decennial Celebrations. Students benefited greatly as well, as Year 1 student  Temilolu Awofeso reveals… Has…

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Student Blog: Tania’s Decennial Reflections

  Proving that there’s no better time to be an ALA student, Tania Twinoburyo, a Year 1 student who is also Secretary of the Student Government, shares her highlights of ALA’s…

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Future Forward: How 2018 is Shaping Up for ALA Students and Staffulty

  Whether we set New Year’s resolutions or not, the end of one year and the beginning of another immediately lends itself to some reflection on insights gained, lessons learned…

Student Blog: Conceiving the #LOVEproject

Year 2 student Jonathan Wanjogu Kibe shares the inspiration, activation and impact of a week-long campaign to raise awareness of mental health issues on campus. In Africa, the subject of…

December Newsletter: The Holiday Issue

Welcome to ALA’s final newsletter of the year; we hope you have enjoyed a productive, creative and innovative 2017 enriched by inspiring moments. We certainly have, right up until the end of the…

Do Something Cool: Explore, Create, Connect

On 12 December, staffulty and students gathered in the auditorium as DSC 2017 took shape. DSC or Do Something Cool, is a special tradition that has been a part of…

Home and Away: My New Perspective on Life at ALA

Temilolu Awofesu, a Year 1 student from Nigeria, reflects on how life at ALA has changed his interpretation of Home.   Home. What does it mean? Home does not necessarily…

Meet the New Student Government and Discover Their Innovation Agenda

As the medium of communication between African Leadership Academy’s student body and the administration, the Student Government (SG) plays a vital role in entrenching ALA’s identity as an innovative Learning…

Smart About Art

“Sm’Artrepreneurs believe in molding a generation of striving artists, not starving artists.” Meet the team behind Sm’Artrepreneurs, an ALA Student Enterprise that offers a platform for artists to develop their…

Welcome to the (NEW) ALA Newsletter

Welcome to the (new!) newsletter from African Leadership Academy (ALA). This is the first in a regular monthly update we hope you will find interesting, informative and very much worth…

10 Ways in which ALA's Pardee Learning Commons Redefines Learning

It’s only fitting that an innovative 21st century campus would house a futuristic learning space. So ALA is justifiably proud of the new Frederick Pardee Learning Commons, which opened its…

Why I Love Our New Learning Commons

I think I enjoy the versatility of the spaces, because we can do much more; we can have group discussions in the conference rooms without disturbing anyone, and I love…

INSIGHT: What Makes a Learning Community?

“Instruction in youth is like engraving in stone.” – Moroccan Proverb Housemaster, sports coach and a teaching fellow in ALA’s mathematics department, Joseph Ekpenyong shares his thoughts on what makes…