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YOUNG AFRICAN LEADERS – ALA 2016 ADMISSIONS ARE OPEN!

November 2015:African Leadership Academy (ALA) is calling for applications for 2016 admissions to the institution’s flagship Two Year Pre-University Program.  Young leaders aged 16 to 19 years from across Africa are invited to submit their applications to participate in a unique curriculum that includes courses in Entrepreneurial Leadership, African Studies, Writing & Rhetoric, and Cambridge A-Levels.

With a world-class faculty based in Johannesburg, South Africa and innovative teaching and learning methodologies, ALA offers a strong-student-centered learning environment that provides young leaders with the knowledge and inspiration they need to develop as effective, positive change-agents on the African continent.

Based on annual applications, ALA identifies young leaders from across the continent with demonstrated leadership potential, a passion for Africa, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a track record of community service. After their graduation from the two-year program, ALA continues to support these leaders with on-going leadership training, access to internships and careers; and importantly by connecting them to high-impact networks of people and capital that will empower them to create transformative change.

The window of this exceptional opportunity is narrow with only 125 places offered and applications closing by 15 December 2015.  Learners interested in applying can do so online, or download the necessary documentation at http://www.africanleadershipacademy.org/apply/

TWO YEAR PRE-UNIVERSITY PROGRAM CURRICULUM:

The First Year: A Multidisciplinary Curriculum
All students study the core offering of English, Mathematics, Entrepreneurial Leadership, African Studies and Writing & Rhetoric. In addition, they choose a combination of Cambridge-administered IGCSE, AS or A2 electives that can include courses from the Natural Sciences, the Humanities & Languages and Commerce. Courses are offered at a range of levels. There is also the choice of an online Computer Programming course.

The Second Year: Academic Focus Subjects
Students continue with English, Entrepreneurial Leadership, African Studies and Writing & Rhetoric. They also select a combination of higher-level courses from the IGSCE, AS or A-Levels that can include courses from the Natural Sciences, the Humanities & Languages and Commerce. A continuation program for the online Computer Programming course is offered. Students who demonstrate sufficient capability are able to additionally pursue higher challenges through research in the Sciences, the Humanities or Creative Arts.  ALA also offers expanded course options via the Global Online Academy (GOA) – a platform through which students from selected leading schools from around the world can cross enroll in courses led by faculty from each other’s schools.  ALA is the only African member of GOA.

APPLICATION CRITERIA:
ALA seeks young African leaders aged 16 – 19 with:

·         Leadership Potential
·         Entrepreneurial Spirit
·         Commitment to Service
·         Passion for Africa
·         Academic Achievement

HOW TO APPLY:
Apply online, or download the necessary documentation at www.africanleadershipacademy.org/apply/before 15 December 2015.

ENDS

ABOUT AFRICAN LEADERSHIP ACADEMY:
African Leadership Academy (ALA) seeks to transform Africa by developing a powerful network of over 6,000 leaders who will work together to address Africa’s greatest challenges, achieve extraordinary social impact, and accelerate the continent’s growth trajectory.

Each year, ALA brings together the most promising young leaders from all 54 African nations for a pre-university program in South Africa with a focus on leadership, entrepreneurship and African studies.

ALA continues to cultivate these leaders throughout their lives, in university and beyond, by providing on-going leadership and entrepreneurial training and connecting them to high-impact networks of people and capital that can catalyze large-scale change. For more information visit: africanleadershipacademy.org



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