International Day of the Girl Child

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

Our Founder is a UN Young Leader for the SDGs

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

Scholars Spotlight – Bonaventure Che

  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

Alumni Spotlight – Samiratu Ntohsi

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

Scholars Blog – Glory Tiele Yenchek

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

Umsizi Fund Matching Grant

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,

Alumni Reunion

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.