African Leadership Academy was founded in 2004 with the belief that ethical leadership is the key to transforming the African continent. Founders Fred Swaniker, Chris Bradford, Peter Mombaur, and Acha Leke sought to create an institution that would develop, connect, and support those individuals who will lead the continent toward a peaceful and prosperous future. In the two years that followed, the founding team built a powerful network of advisors and developed a robust, sustainable operating model for the Academy, a world-class, pan-African secondary institution on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa. In 2006, these efforts were rewarded when Founders Fred Swaniker and Chris Bradford were recognized as “two of the 15 best emerging social entrepreneurs in the world” by Echoing Green. Five key beliefs drove the establishment of African Leadership Academy and determined the focus and design of the institution: African Leadership Academy | Hasso Plattner Ventures Africa Conference 2012
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2 January 2012Last updated at 12:57 Fred Swaniker is convinced that his academy will help change the continent Fred Swaniker, an entrepreneur with a passion for solving social problems, believes that many of Africa's predicaments boil down to a lack of adequate leadership. To help change that, during the last nine years he has focused his energy on the creation and development of an elite pan-African secondary school aimed at fostering the next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs. The African Leadership Academy (ALA) opened in January 2008 in the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa, and currently has around 200 students from 40 countries. The 15-19 year-old girls and boys take A-Level courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, languages and social sciences. The man trying to train Africa's future leaders
African Leadership Academy | Developing the next generation of African leaders African Leadership Academy seeks to transform Africa by identifying, developing, and connecting the next generation of African leaders. Our Leadership Development formula is relatively simple: Potential We comb Africa for youth who show the spark of initiative; who see what can be and strive to make it so. Practice Young leaders complete an intensive program of intellectual growth and hands-on leadership development.