Throughout its history as Africa’s foremost leadership academies, the African Leadership Academy has employed a variety of innovative techniques to provide the best educational experience for its students. In keeping true to a commitment to foster the next generation of African leaders, the ALA promotes an active student life, maintained by the student life department. Supporters of the academy such as Tunde Folawiyo may continue to encourage today’s African youth to strive toward a greater tomorrow for themselves and the communities that surround them.
The Academy currently employs a vibrant student life department responsible for organizing, managing and implementing activities for ALA students outside the classroom. With a Games House programme, a chapter of student government, social committee’s organising weekend entertainment, mentorship programmes and a spiritual life programme and others, students attending the prestigious ALA are provided a wide variety of resources to improve their social skills across a broad spectrum.
Student Life is focused on the health and wellness of ALA students. From choir, chess and band to African dance, Model UN and debate, there are a wide range of activities for students to participate in while attending the institution. The school also promotes Cultural Exchanges, a programme that sees students from different regions throughout Africa showcase their culture through the use of song, dance, food and dress. All of these activities are meant to encourage students to form meaningful social relationships with their fellow student body. It’s the belief of the academy that proper social skills are a stepping stone toward great leadership.
With 100% of the student population boarding, the ALA’s Residential Life programme accounts for a major portion of student life at the academy. This department teaches students financial literacy and a campus employment programme to offer students the opportunity to obtain valuable work experience. Other aspects of the ALA’s student life department involve maintaining the school calendar and student contacts. The department also connects students with parents, family members and friends from back home, ensuring they receive continuous support throughout their time at the academy. Student Life also strives to resolve conflicts peacefully, serving as a liaison between the student body and other departments within the institution.
As the ALA continues to provide a wonderful education to our next generation of young African leaders, the support of Tunde Folawiyo and other proponents of youth development will continue to prove of immense benefit in striving toward a better Africa for all.