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Fred Swaniker – changing Africa for the better | Tunde Folawiyo

Fred Swaniker, a well-known Ghanaian entrepreneur, has accomplished many things over the course of his relatively brief career; however, his most notable achievement is undoubtedly the co-founding of the African Leadership Academy, a boarding school which has providing hundreds of talented young people across the continent with the opportunity to learn about leadership, and entrepreneurialism. […]

The achievements of ALA students | Tunde Folawiyo

The application process for the African Leadership Academy is designed in such a way that only those who have true leadership potential are accepted. Young men and women who have this natural aptitude are then taken under the academy’s wing, and given all of the knowledge and experience that they need in order to become […]

CEO of African Leadership Academy attends business leadership event | Tunde Folawiyo

Recently, the annual MTN Business World Executive Breakfast Meeting was held in Accra; the purpose of this event is to provide Ghanaian entrepreneurs, senior management professionals and CEOs with the opportunity to discuss important issues, network and engage with one another. The theme for this year’s meeting was leadership in business, a subject which is […]

ALA student sets up Moroccan entrepreneur project | Tunde Folawiyo

With support from the African Leadership Network, an organisation with the help of members such as Tunde Folawiyo, the African Leadership Academy has been nurturing the minds of young leaders for several years now, supporting them as they pursue their entrepreneurial goals. A prime example of the effectiveness of the ALA’s approach is the REC […]

Siebel Scholars Impact Award | Tunde Folawiyo

Chris Bradford, the co-founder of the African Leadership Academy, is a Siebel Scholar, who graduated from Stanford’s business school nine years ago.  Last year, the ALA – arguably Bradford and Fred Swaniker’s most successful initiative to date – was the recipient of the Siebel Scholars Impact Award. The purpose of this $250,000 award is to […]

History of the African Leadership Academy | Tunde Folawiyo

With the encouragement of many valued supporters throughout Africa, including Tunde Folawiyo, the prestigious African Leadership Academy stands as one of the continent’s leading institutions for learning. Encouraging personal growth, outstanding leadership and exceptional entrepreneurial training to its hundreds of students yearly, the African Leadership Academy’s secondary boarding and their comprehensive curriculum are focused on […]

Contributing to the African Leadership Academy | Tunde Folawiyo

In its quest to foster today’s African youth toward the ultimate goal of successful leadership, the African Leadership Academy (ALA) relies heavily on its partnerships with various individuals, corporations and groups in order to fully provide a safe, secure and thoroughly beneficial learning experience for the institution’s hundreds of exceptional students. With the valued support […]

The African Leadership Academy’s approach to education | Tunde Folawiyo

Anyone with an interest in youth development programmes and education will be familiar with the African Leadership Academy, a boarding school in South Africa, which aims to help its students gain a better understanding of what it means to be an ethical, effective leader. Over the next five decades, the ALA intends to create a […]

Fred Swaniker explains the goals of the ALA | Tunde Folawiyo

One of Ghana’s most successful entrepreneurs, Fred Swaniker, was recently interviewed about the African Leadership Academy, which he co-founded over a decade ago. He explained that, very early on in his life, he had realised that there was a distinct lack of visionary, ethical leaders in Africa, and that it was this deficit which was […]

A look at one of the ALA’s young entrepreneurs | Tunde Folawiyo

The African Leadership Academy is designed to provide young Africans with the opportunity to better themselves, and reach their full potential. It has been very successful in this regard, with many of its students going on to establish their own entrepreneurial projects. This is why many people, including Tunde Folawiyo, continue to offer their support […]