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[[File: ALA.jpg | thumb | right | 250px | Graduation Ceremony at the African Leadership Academy. Picture: ALA Website]]
 The African Leadership Academy (ALA) is a residentialone of the continent’s leading pan-African high schools.<ref>[https://www.africanleadershipacademy.org/about/founders-story/ African Leadership Academy - Retrieved from Webiste. February 09, secondary institution located 2019]</ref> It is based in the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa. It seeks to transform Africa by developing a powerful network of 6[[Fred Swaniker]],000 leaders who will work together to address Africa's greatest challengesChris Bradford, achieve extraordinary social impact Acha Leke and accelerate Peter Mombaur founded the continent's growthALA in 2004. The ALA identifies young leaders between curriculum focuses on African Studies, Entrepreneurship and Leadership.  As of 2019, the ages of 16ALA has admitted over 700 students from 46 African countries.<ref>[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_Leadership_Academy Wikipedia -19 Retrieved from across the continent with demonstrated leadership potentialWikipedia. February 09, a passion for Africa2019]</ref> == History == Ghanaian, an entrepreneurial spiritand co-founder, and a track record Fred Swaniker met Chris Bradford at Stanford Graduate School of community serviceBusiness. These young leaders are then brought together for a two-year pre-university program It was a result of this meeting that the conception of the ALA was formed in order to offer world-class boarding institutionacademic tuition to the African continent.<ref>[https://www. Founded in brandsouthafrica.com/governance/developmentnews/african-leadership-academt-250808 Brand South Africa. August 25, 2008]</ref> In 2004 by Fred Swaniker, Chris Bradford, Peter Mombaur, and Acha Lekeprovided initial funding for the academy, and by June 2005, the ALA’s innovative curriculum was piloted.  == ALA officially opened in September 2008 Curriculum == The ALA offers a two year pre-university program which uniquely combines Cambridge A Levels with an inaugural class of 97 studentsadditional core subjects specific to entrepreneurship and leadership.<ref>[http://www.africanleadershipacademy. org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/ALA seeks -Prospectus_2018_English.pdf African Leadership Academy: Prospectus - Retrieved from Website. February 09,2019]</ref> Entrepreneurial Leadership and African Studies are fundamental to transform Africa by identifyingthe ALA curriculum. Students are given projects that develop their entrepreneurship skills. African studies include hunger eradication, health care provision, economic growth, developingand conflict resolution.<ref>[https://www.fastcompany.com/1702244/how-african-leadership-academy-fighting-continents-education-exodus Fast Company. December 20, 2010]</ref> == Achievements & Investment == The African Leadership Academy received internationally recognition when co-founders Chris Bradford and connecting Fred Swaniker were named Echoing Green Fellows in 2006. Bradford and Swaniker were included in the next generation list of “15 Best Emerging Social Entrepreneurs in the World”.<ref>[http://www.africanleadershipacademy.org/ala-co-founders-chris-bradford-and-fred-swaniker-named-2006-echoing-green-fellows/ African leadersLeadership Academy: Echoing Green Fellows - Retrieved from Website. To achieve this goalFebruary 09, 2019]</ref> In 2006, ALA teaches a two-year curriculum in won the 2012 Siebel Scholars Impact Award for their contribution to Social Entrepreneurship through education.  ALA alumni and graduates have contributed significantly to African Studies Innovation on the continent. Both individuals and graduate classes have regularly received awards and fellowships from organizations and educational bodies. Noteworthy individuals have included: Jihad Hajjouji and Entrepreneurial LeadershipHafsa Anouar (Kathryn Davis Projects for Peace Awards), as well as Joseph Munyambanza (Global Citizen Award from the usual academic core subjectsUnited Nations), Tom Osborn (Echoing Green 2014 Climate Fellow and Forbes’ 2015 List of 30 Social Entrepreneurs under 30), Julius Shirima (Commonwealth Youth Award), and Ngor Majak Anyieth (2015 Dalai Lama Fellow). <font size="2"ref>''From OFA[http://www.africanleadershipacademy.org/two-ala-student-teams-win-10000-kathryn-davis-prize-for-peace/ African Leadership Academy: Prize for Peace - Retrieved from Website. February 09, Wikipedia'' 2019]</fontref== References =={{Reflist|3}}

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