ALA’s young entrepreneurs

Promoting Entrepreneurship for High School Students in Africa

The African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg, South Africa, is bringing a brighter future to its students and to the world through education in leadership, entrepreneurial skills, and the history of the African continent. The school has attracted students from all over the world, including students from each of the fifty-four countries in Africa. Since its […]

Working to Keep Young Talent in Africa

In 2004, Fred Swaniker founded the African Leadership Academy, a school with the ambition to provide an educational environment that could prepare students to be leaders and entrepreneurs, and ensure a better future for Africa. Swaniker, who was born in Ghana and graduated from the Stanford School of Business, was facing the growing concern that […]

The journey of an ALA graduate

Olaotan (‘Ola’) Awoyomi is a recent graduate of the African Leadership Academy. Like the ALA’s other students, she demonstrated great potential during her younger years; however, it was only after enrolling at this school that she truly began to come into her own, and discover where her true talents lay. With the help of a […]

Bradley Opere – an ALA success story

Due to the vast amount of both practical and theoretical training provided by the African Leadership Academy, its students invariably go on to achieve great things. Bradley Opere, a 2011 graduate, is no exception. He showed tremendous promise during his time at the academy, so much so that he was named as the winner of […]

Anzisha Prize: Africa’s Award for Young Entrepreneurs

Throughout its history as one of Africa’s foremost institutions for learning, the ALA has sought to educate the continent’s bright, young minds in hopes of forging a significant impact upon the future of the region. Through a rigorous curriculum, an active student life and a stimulating learning environment, the ALA seeks to provide its hopeful […]

African Leadership Academy Promotes Entrepreneurial Leadership

The African Leadership Academy’s Entrepreneurial Leadership platform seeks to arm the African continent’s bright, young leaders with the proper skills to forge positive impact upon the region. Throughout its history as one of Africa’s finest institutions for learning, the ALA has employed a variety of initiatives in order to further promote the advancement of the […]

The journeys of two ALA students

Those who are familiar with the ALA, like Tunde Folawiyo, are no doubt aware that whilst its pupils often come from very different backgrounds, they all share a passion for academia and social entrepreneurialism. Here, we take a look at the stories of two of the academy’s students. Linda Rebeiz is a graduate of the […]

The story of Nokwanda Ramatheko, an ALA graduate

Nokwanda Ramatheko is a graduate of the African Leadership Academy; like many of its students, her younger years were filled with challenges, which she had to overcome in order to achieve her academic and professional ambitions. She was born and raised in Soweto; anyone who is familiar with South Africa, like Tunde Folawiyo, will probably […]

How the ALA is helping young people to achieve their academic goals

Those who know of the African Leadership Academy like Tunde Folawiyo, may be aware that this institute takes quite a unique approach to education; in addition to providing its students with theoretical and practical lessons, it also prepares them for the future, by helping them to determine which career path to take, and which universities […]

Tunde Folawiyo | ALA Student Life: Advisory Groups

Since its opening in 2004, the ALA has sought to provide an exceptional learning experience for its hundreds of yearly students. Through a rigorous curriculum, an attentive staff and a variety of extracurricular activities, the ALA ensures each student receives the best academic experience possible. Tunde Folawiyo and other valued supporters of the ALA may […]