In the 2010 Legatum Prosperity Index, a global assessment of wealth and wellbeing among 110 countries, Sub-Sahara African countries performed significantly worse than all other regions of the world. Africa needs a new generation of qualified and entreprenuerial individuals to drive change. African Leadership Academy (ALA) offers a transformative and empowering pre-university experience that prepares students for university study and a lifetime of leadership on the African continent. ALA engages visionary leaders at an inflection point in their lives and nurtures their potential through a uniquely African, leadership oriented curriculum, rigorous academic study, and the cultivation of a life-long network.
Local leadership is the key to lasting peace and shared prosperity. For many years, we were told with great conviction that “once you invest so much in promising young Africans and they go abroad, few will come back”. ALA alumni – now hard at work across the continent – beg to differ. They are not deterred by challenges. Rather, they are attracted to opportunities.