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.
Summer Happenings at ALB - July 29, 2015
This year has been full of excitement and many milestones. We have had three very successful fundraising events (which we couldn’t have done without you); we brought on two new scholars, who thrived in their first year at university; we proudly witnessed two graduations; and we are starting to see our mission come to fruition, as our two alumni, John and Yves, are back in Africa. [...] Read more ...
We are delighted to report that Diana Esmat from Qena, Egypt is enrolled at The University of Texas at Austin in the Finance and Economics program, and that Wambui Mburu of Nairobi, Kenya is enrolled at Oklahoma State University in the Humanities program. They join Takalani Malivha of South Africa, who is also enrolled at The University of Texas at Austin, studying economics.
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.
Yves Mafolo, who graduated #1 in his class from the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University and was named Most Outstanding Student, has accepted a job with GE Oil and Gas in Angola. We are so proud of him and so gratified that he is back in Africa helping to transform his community. Yves joins fellow ALB graduate, John Kidenda, who is finishing up graduate school at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and will also be returning 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.