Related GLA Programs: South Africa: Social Change Project

Grant Recipient: African Leadership Academy

African Leadership Academy (ALA) is a pan-African high school in Johannesburg, South Africa that seeks to transform Africa by developing a powerful network of  leaders who will work together to address Africa’s greatest challenges. ALA believes that to create lasting change in Africa, it is necessary to make investments to treat causes and not just the symptoms of problems – and that the greatest root cause of Africa’s challenges is an undersupply of ethical leadership.

ALA seeks out youth with exceptional potential, closing the opportunity gap and developing their skills in a two-year residential program. ALA connects graduates to opportunities such as career and postgraduate opportunities that enable students to lead change in Africa’s public, private, and social sectors.

Donations to ALA contribute to building the next generation of leaders who will work together to address Africa’s greatest challenges and meet the needs of a changing continent and the demands of its citizens.