ALA Global Scholars Program Summer Course

African Leadership Academy

Program Description

ALA Global Scholars Program Summer Course

African Leadership Academy

About GSP

African Leadership Academy’s Global Scholars Program (GSP) is a 3-week leadership development program for young people aged 15 to 19 years from all over the world. It is led by the Academy’s renowned Entrepreneurial Leadership faculty, graduates from the Academy’s Two Year Program, and Educators from diverse professional backgrounds. GSP is an opportunity for young people to learn and develop the entrepreneurial leadership skills needed to become leaders of the 21st century and global agents of positive change. Participants will learn BUILD – a design thinking model for developing a human-centered approach to solving community problems and apply this knowledge at a Community Service Site in Johannesburg. Through working in diverse teams, GSP participants build powerful global connections while gaining a deeper understanding of Africa and the world.

Interested? Visit www.alasummer.org.

Highlights

Develop as a young leader

Through your African Studies discussions, your excursions to the Apartheid Museum and your explorations of the Cradle of Humankind and the Pilanesberg National Park, African Leadership Academy will expose you to Africa in ways you have never imagined.

Contribute meaningful value to social ventures launched by young leaders like social entrepreneur Thulani Madondo of the Kliptown Youth Program.

Of course, there is the beauty of Africa to inspire you - you will go on a safari drive and visit the Magaliesberg mountains.

Our History

Founded in 2004 by Fred Swaniker, Chris Bradford, Peter Mombaur, and Acha Leke, the African Leadership Academy (ALA) officially opened in September 2008 with an inaugural class of 97 students with the mandate of identifying and developing the next generation of African leaders.

Through the years, ALA has provided young leaders with a world class education that has enabled them to tap into their potential to make an impact in Africa. This lifelong leadership journey has its foundations in the unique entrepreneurial leadership curriculum that develops interpersonal skills that are essential for future agents of positive change in Africa.

The Global Scholars program (GSP) is a natural branch of ALA that seeks to bring ALA’s programs to the international community. Since its inception in 2011, GSP has reached not only future leaders in Africa but leaders from around the world.

The Global Scholars Program is comprised of a team of dedicated staff and faculty who share in the vision of ALA and will ensure that this life changing experience is passed on to both participants and volunteering educators.

Our Reputation

African Leadership Academy has global support and is entrusted with the care and safety of the next generation of Africa’s leaders. We provide a safe, stimulating and rich environment for youth development with a large team of educators and experienced management. We take governance and organisational growth very seriously and are fortunate to have a highly experienced Board of Trustees and the support of our Global Advisory Council.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
July 2016
Duration
Duration
19 days
Full time
Price
Price
4,200 USD
Information
Deadline
Request Info
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Participants who register by Feb 28, 2015 get a free GSP merchandise bag.
Start date July 2016
Place
South Africa Honeydew
Application deadline Request Info
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Participants who register by Feb 28, 2015 get a free GSP merchandise bag.
End date Request Info
South Africa Honeydew
Application deadline Request Info
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Participants who register by Feb 28, 2015 get a free GSP merchandise bag.
End date Request Info
South Africa Honeydew
Application deadline Request Info
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Participants who register by Feb 28, 2015 get a free GSP merchandise bag.
End date Request Info
Duration 19 days
Price 4,200 USD