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.
Yves Mafolo, OSU's Most Outstanding Business Graduate, Returns to Africa - January 22, 2015
To cap off an incredible 2014, our second scholar, Yves Mafolo, graduated Summa Cum Laude from Oklahoma State University. Faculty and students of the Spears School of Business had awarded Yves with the Most Outstanding Student honor, so he marched in front of the graduates, holding the Spears School flag and sat on the dais with the other dignitaries. Read more...
Joining Yves Mafolo and Takalani Malivha are two new ALB scholars. We are delighted to announce that Diana Esmat from Qena, Egypt will be enrolling at the University of Texas in the Finance and Economics program, and that Wambui Mburu of Nairobi, Kenya will be enrolling at Oklahoma State University in the Humanities program.
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.
Having graduated with honors in 2009, John Kidenda currently serves on the board of directors for The African Leadership Bridge. John has already paid forward his entire ALB scholarship, and is on a full ride scholarship from Harvard to the Kennedy School of Government for a Master’s Degree which will strongly enhance his ability to be a change agent when he returns to Africa.
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.