Africa.com – the world’s leading online resource on Africa- has recently formed a partnership with the Committee on African Studies to serve as a platform for outreach efforts to K-12 students and teachers.
Africa.com’s mission is to change the way the world sees Africa and to be the online portal for the world’s engagement with Africa. It is the fastest growing Africa-related internet site where visitors have access to financial, political and cultural news, maps, information about world-wide events and non-profit organizations related to Africa as well as views from opinion-leaders. More on this collaboration coming soon!
African Leadership Academy (ALA) is a residential, secondary institution located in the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa. ALA identifies the most promising 15-19 year-old leaders on the African continent and brings them together for a two-year program of Leadership, Entrepreneurship and African Studies. At the Academy, these students engage in hands-on leadership and entrepreneurial experiences, and each student must develop a culminating project — either an entrepreneurial business or an innovative social venture that serves as a platform for their future leadership development.
ALA continues to nurture these leaders throughout their lives by continually connecting them to powerful networks of people and capital that can facilitate large-scale change. Over the next 50 years, ALA will create a network of 6,000 leaders who will work together to address Africa’s greatest challenges and bring about lasting peace and prosperity to the continent.
Together with the African Studies department at ALA, CAS has been working to envision an African Studies curriculum for this groundbreaking school.