Rabat - The African Leadership Academy ALA is a pan-African institution founded by Ghanaian-born entrepreneur, Fred Swaniker, Chris Bradford, Peter Mombaur and Acha Leke in 2004.
Rabat – The African Leadership Academy ALA is a pan-African institution founded by Ghanaian-born entrepreneur, Fred Swaniker, Chris Bradford, Peter Mombaur and Acha Leke in 2004.
It educates some of the most talented youngsters on the African continent. It has about 550 young leaders in its network and its scholars have won bursaries and scholarships at leading global universities.
The institution whose motto is “Developing the next generation of African leaders & entrepreneurs” is now looking for future leaders in Morocco.
The goal of ALA is to create 6000 leaders over the next 50 years. The initiative is designed to bring prosperity and hope to the continent by fighting the brain drain. ALA also believes that the most valuable natural resource available to Africa is the minds of its youth. Therefore education of these young minds and providing them with the tools they need to become future African Leaders in all disciplines is the goal of the academy.
Mr. Elmahdi Oummih the Strategic Relations Director – North Africa said “ALA students are ultimately expected to leverage their leadership experience and bring to life projects they believe in passionately”. “These ALA leaders are to become the agents of change that will transform Africa into an economic powerhouse that is politically stable and a beacon of hope to the rest of the world”.
ALA’s supporters span 25 countries on six continents. Some of the leading supporters include Omidyar Network, The Robertson Foundation, The Bezos Family Foundation, The MasterCard Foundation, Hakeem and Myma Belo-Osagie, Gbenga and Aisha Oyebode, James Mwangi, Oppenheimer family, The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, The Coca-Cola Foundation, Equity Bank, Cisco Systems, The WK Kellogg Foundation, The Google Foundation, the CNN, and the General Electric GE that made a donation of $ 5 million recently, among others.
According to Mr Elmahdi the ALA has been searching for future leaders in Morocco for the past five years. Each year, ALA Admissions officers and Partners on the ground scour Morocco in search of the best and brightest Morocco has to offer.
For the 2014 timeline therefore the academy is looking for the best and brightest applicants between age limit of 15-19 years old students Morocco has to offer. Students from all over Morocco with in the age limit can apply using the following online procedure to be selected for the scholarship or contact the admission through the given E mail address.
The Application Procedure
ALA’s application and selection process is very rigorous to ensure that we select the most outstanding students from across Africa with the potential to drive change.
First Round: September 1 – November 30
ALA’s selection process is extremely competitive. The Academy receives approximately 4,000 applications from most African countries each year. These applicants come from a wide range of social, economic, cultural & educational backgrounds. The application includes short questions and essays and must be submitted with academic transcripts.
Finalist Weekends: January
At this stage approximately 400 finalists are selected to attend Finalist Weekends held across the continent. At these events, finalists write entrance exams, participate in group activities & are interviewed one-on-one by the ALA Admissions team. Finalists are also required to submit teacher recommendations.
30 November 2013: Application deadline – all applications must be received by ALA.
January 2014: All applicants notified of status; finalists invited to attend Finalist Weekends
May 2014: Finalists notified of admissions decisions
May – June 2014: Admitted students notified of any financial awards
June 2014: Admitted students confirm acceptance of admission
Click this link to go to the application page click below link:
ALA Admissions: E mail: [email protected]
[email protected] Tel: +212 613301735