AL for Education will develop a new generation of leaders who will work together to drive transformation in Africa’s education sector. We will catalyse connections between key players in education that will accelerate the career pathways of our young leaders into the education space. The Anzisha Education Accelerator will cultivate and support aspiring education entrepreneurs and will enable them to share resources, information, best practice and opportunities with each other in order to magnify their impact.
How will we achieve this?
Through our professional development offerings, we build a pipeline of talent for some of the most impactful organisations in the sector. Our careers platform features over one hundred jobs and internships from over fifty different education partner organisations in our network. Each job or internship enables us to accelerate the career pathways of our future leaders in the sector. In addition to this, we provide structured coaching to assist our university graduates with career-readiness and to prepare them to tackle some of the biggest challenges and opportunities in education.
To ignite entrepreneurial pathways and opportunities for collaboration, ALforEducation runs multiple programs to support entrepreneurs in the sector at various stages. Through our Anzisha Education Accelerator, we support the leaders of mission-driven schools across Africa build transformative learning institutions for children by providing guidance, capacity-building and access to the lifelong network through a three-year fellowship. Through our Edupreneur Growth Lab, we provide entrepreneurs across the education sector with support in scaling and developing their organisations. Finally, through the Apprenticeship program, we support young aspiring education leaders and entrepreneurs in learning more about the sector through our flagship education courses and the chance to work on a Innovation Project in our network.
With our network over 1000 people strong, ALforEducation has a number of avenues to weave and connect people for opportunities to learn and collaborate in the sector. Our ALforEducation Network Platform is the central hub for our community, and there are countless groups, forums and opportunities to connect with people on the network there. Additionally, our annual network gatherings bring together alumni, education practitioners, investors, innovators and policymakers to connect on some of the most daunting challenges and exciting opportunities in the sector. Likewise, our monthly newsletters to the community feature op-eds on education, updates from the network, opportunities and related news to help keep people informed and connected.
Stories of impact
Watch our art come to life through the stories of our alumni
Reekworth Schools Harare
ALA alumna from 2008, and co-founder and Executive Director of Reekworth in Harare, Zimbabwe. Since its founding in 2010, the school stood out from other schools in the country thanks to its focus on entrepreneurship training from early childhood, and its philosophy of developing the whole child from academics and sports, to art and travel.
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