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The African Leadership Academy

The African Leadership Academy

The African Leadership Academy was founded in 2004 by Acha Leke, Chris Bradford, Fred Swaniker and Peter Mombaur, emerging from a summer programme called Global Leadership Adventures.  In 2006, Bradford and Swaniker were named by Echoing Green as two of the world’s top 15 emerging social entrepreneurs. Located in Johannesburg, South Africa, the African Leadership […]

The African Leadership Academy: Nurturing Africa’s Future

The African Leadership Academy was established in 2004 and is located in Johannesburg, South Africa. It is a school for 15-25 year olds from all 54 African nations, concentrating on the study of leadership, entrepreneurship and African studies. Its Global Advisory Board includes businessman Tunde Folawiyo amongst its patrons. The aim of the Academy is […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tunde Folawiyo | Student Life at the African Leadership Academy

Armed with the continued support of African citizens such as Tunde Folawiyo and millions of others throughout the world, the esteemed African Leadership Academy (ALA) continues its tradition of serving as one of Africa’s foremost institutions for higher learning. Promoting personal growth, exceptional leadership and outstanding entrepreneurial training for hundreds of promising students each year, […]

Tunde Folawiyo | ALA Launches Africa Careers Network

Since its establishment in 2004, the African Leadership Academy has continually sought to encourage the young leaders of Africa to strive toward great leadership and a great understanding of the social issues plaguing countries throughout Africa and beyond. Through entrepreneurial and social training, young graduates of the academy may go on to effect positive change […]