The next generation of African

Entrepreneurs Artists Scientists Laureates Educators Innovators Diplomats Leaders

The African Leadership Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports transformative change in Africa by developing and connecting the continent’s next generation of leaders.

A community of diverse African potential

Since 2008, ALA has enrolled 1,537 students from almost 35,000 applicants; a 5% admittance rate representing the widest range of African diversity.


African countries represented


of students receive financial assistance

Kenesa Huluka, '22


An entrepreneur who uses technology to tackle issues in his community.

Nour Darragi, ’21


The founder of “Always Dreams”, a club that uses art as a tool for problem solving.

Mukudzeiishe Madzivire '21


An accomplished writer, Muku is deeply committed to inspiring young people to harness the power of writing.

Abdulrasaq Amolegbe, '20


An innovative entrepreneur who is working to create a cash-to-cashless digital experience for immigrant students in Africa.

Geraldine Mukumbi, ’11


Dedicated educator who is pursuing a PhD at Stanford University as a Knight-Hennessy Scholar.

Ubongabasi Asuquo, ‘17


A health care advocate who aspires to address pressing public health concerns in Nigeria.

An investment to unlock opportunity

Since 2010, alumni have enrolled at 286 universities in 56 countries around the world and have accepted $190 million in university scholarships.


in university scholarships for every $1 spent in financial aid for ALA students


ALA alumni have continued their studies at the post-graduate level

Potential becomes impact

ALA alumni have started 355 ventures that have created 600 jobs, 577 of which are on the African continent. 15 alumni working full-time at ALA.


young leaders placed in jobs and internships in 2022 by the Africa Careers Network


ALA alumni were elected to national legislature in 2022

Eddy Oketch, ‘08


A lifelong activist and Senator of Migori County.

Fatima Al Ansar, ’09


Internationally recognized women’s rights advocate and Mali’s youngest diplomat.

Mohamed Echkouna, ’11


Accomplished filmmaker and storyteller who was announced as one of six winners of a Netflix film competition.