Today, we celebrate the girl child. The theme for this year’s celebration is With Her: A Skilled GirlForce Since 2014, we have been providing Entrepreneurial Leadership Training (ELT) to young people between the ages of 13 and 19. Over 65% of our students are girls. We ensure that our female scholars enter the job market with
We are excited to announce that our President and Founder Madelle Kangha has been selected as a UN Young Leader for the Sustainable Development Goals. She is one of the 17 leaders selected from over 8046 applicants from 184 countries, due to her outstanding leadership and contribution towards a sustainable world. For the next two years, she
As we are gearing up to welcome our next batch of scholars and kicking off the new academic year in Cameroon and Togo, we would like to present to you our Annual Report for the previous year. In this report, you will find all our highlights and our accomplishments during the year. Read more in
We are pleased to announce that Bonaventure Che from our class of 2017 was one of the 100 young Africans selected for the Mandela Centennial Scholars Programme. About the Program African Leadership University (ALU) in partnership with the Graça Machel Trust and the Mandela Institute of Development Studies (MINDS) launched the Mandela Centennial Scholarship
In 2017, we reached out to you on behalf of one of our students, Samiratu Ntohsi who was selected to join the African Leadership University in Rwanda and thanks to your support, Samiratu moved to Rwanda in September 2017. A year on, we caught up with Samiratu and here is what she had to say about her
Glory Yenchek from our 2017 class shares some highlights from her experience at the Yale Young Africa’s Scholars Program: Being selected and attending YYAS Rwanda 2018 has been an incredible experience. I have been greatly enriched educationally, politically and socially. In the educational domain we were given SAT tutorials and we had sessions on how
In 2016, the Umsizi Fund pledged to match any donation of $15,000 made to Jumpstart Academy Africa which we successfully completed. We are pleased to announce that the Umsizi Fund has once again pledged to match any donation of $5000 made to Jumpstart Academy Africa for the next two years. For information on how to make a pledge,
In May, we held our first ever Alumni Reunion, bringing together our scholars and alumni for a weekend of adventure, cultural immersion and professional development. Here are some highlights from the event.
Congratulations to our Class of 2018 who graduated this past week! Speaking at the event was the CEO of SAMA CARE Ltd, Sama Ndofor and Christabel Tengu, Jumpstart Academy alum, class of 2016. Here are some highlights from the event.
After our first ever Game Changers Challenge event, some of our scholars had the following to say about their experience: Yesterday was an unforgettable experience for me. Standing in front of the crowd and pitching my idea was awesome. I have done some presentations before, but this was a very new experience. I am