ALA Executive Seminar - Shaping the Future of Education in Africa
Date(s) - 07/09/2020
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
African Leadership Academy
We are excited to invite you to a special Executive Seminar on the theme – Shaping the Future of Education in Africa. This is part of ALA’s webinar series featuring exceptional young leaders profiled in ALA’s Redefine Expectations series.
Africa’s future will be shaped by young people who commit each day to think differently, to break boundaries, and to do hard things. Where expectations are low, mediocrity thrives. But we must not simply set higher expectations. We must redefine our expectations entirely, recognizing that the opportunities and possibilities in Africa are limited only by our own imagination and commitment. At ALA, we believe that young people can dream big, take action and change the world. Our youth are not only our hope for the future. They are our leaders today. They will be Africa’s greatest generation.Read more about the series at https://www.africanleadershipacademy.org/redefine
Jihad Hajjouji ’08
Jihad Hajjouji ’08 from Morocco leads a network of education entrepreneurs building high impact institutions across Africa through the Anzisha Education Accelerator. Drawing expertise from her earlier career as a Consultant with Dalberg Global Development Advisors, and learnings from Stanford University where she earned an MBA and Master’s Degree in Education, Jihad seeks to transform the education landscape in Africa by empowering the next generation of education leaders.
Read Jihad’s full profile and watch her video here.
Ngor Majak Anyieth ’11
Ngor Majak Anyieth ’11 from South Sudan is the Founder and President of Education Bridge, a non-profit organization building a network of schools to foster peacebuilding and leadership development in South Sudan. Having grown up in Kenya’s Kakuma Refugee Camp, Ngor Majak discovered the power of education and its potential for developing sustainable societies through his learning experiences at African Leadership Academy and the University of Notre Dame. In 2017, he became the first ALA alumnus to receive the prestigious Echoing Green Fellowship, awarded to the most promising social entrepreneurs across the world.
Read Majak’s full profile and watch his video here.
Deborah Alongi Kalala ’14
Deborah Alongi Kalala ’14 founded Manasse school in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo to offer high quality affordable education at the pre-school and primary school levels. With more than 200 students enrolled, the school uniquely engages the community and provides a wide range of co-curricular activities including dance, sewing, hairdressing and carpentry, alongside sciences and languages. Deborah is currently a student at Africa University in Zimbabwe.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.