The African Leadership Bridge is an innovative nonprofit organization that provides scholarships to promising young African leaders. This assistance gives these remarkable students an opportunity to receive a quality university education that equips them to make a significant impact. This education will prepare these future leaders to tackle important issues with a unique perspective contributing to the creation of an Africa in which all citizens have an opportunity to realize their full potential.
ALB Announces Expanded Partnership With The University Of Texas at Austin - June 1, 2014
The African Leadership Bridge (ALB), a nonprofit organization that provides scholarships to promising African students who wish to attend university in the United States, today announced a significantly expanded partnership with the University of Texas at Austin (UT).
Democratic Republic of Congo
Before attending the ALA, Yves Mafolo created a sustainable agricultural association to benefit his family and community. After graduating Oklahoma State University Yves hopes to become an economic policy maker in the Congo to realize his dream of turning his home country into the breadbasket of Africa.
The African Leadership Bridge is championing innovation in how higher education is funded for Africa's best and brightest. We are committed to making our scholarships sustainable by implementing a Pay It Forward model where each ALB graduate commits a portion of their income back to the foundation.
The African Leadership Bridge has formed an alliance with the African Leadership Academy for the scholarship selection process. This Academy brings together 250 of the most promising 15-18 year-old leaders from all 54 African nations. ALA graduates attend the world's finest universities and agree to return to lead Africa toward a peaceful and prosperous future.
John Kidenda was the first award recipient of The African Leadership Bridge scholarship. He graduated with Honors from UT. He is currently working as a business analyst and "paying it forward."
THE BRIDGE FELLOW PROGRAM
The ALB Bridge Fellow Program is a unique way to create opportunities for talented African students at the University of Texas at Austin and Oklahoma State University. The goal is to enable donors to see the impact of their donations and allow for different levels of participation. Bridge Fellow Program benefits include unparalleled access to the foundation, students, and the decision making processes. Through opportunities with the Advisory Board, receptions with students, and even visits to the African Leadership Academy, members can make a personal impact on the students and the future of The African Leadership Bridge.