In celebrating International Youth Day on the 12 of August, the African Leadership Academy has launched an essay competition aimed at 15-19 year olds with some amazing prizes and recognition to be had. This is a fantastic opportunity for any young leaders to become involved in.
The African Leadership Academy (ALA) is a leading pan-African institution that seeks to transform Africa by identifying, developing and connecting a powerful network of leaders who will work together to achieve extraordinary social impact on the continent. ALA believes that Africa will be developed by Africans, and in line with the theme for IYD 2013, promotes the retention of African talent in Africa, as well as the return of African talent to the continent from the diaspora.
The topic for the essay contest is, “How can governments, businesses, non-profits, individuals and the youth collaborate to maximize Africa’s youth potential for the continent’s development and prosperity?” and the competition runs from August 12, 2013 to September 12 2013.
The following great prizes can be won:
Grand prize: Full scholarship worth US$4200 to attend the Global Scholars Program (GSP) – a unique international three-week entrepreneurial leadership summer camp) in July 2014 at the ALA campus in Johannesburg, South Africa. Also included will be an air ticket to South Africa and a winner’s plaque.
Ist Runner-Up: Full scholarship worth US$4200 to attend the 2014 Global Scholars Program (a unique international three-week entrepreneurial leadership summer camp¬) at ALA, and a plaque.
2nd Runner-up: 50% scholarship worth US$2100 to attend the 2014 Global Scholars Program (a unique three-week entrepreneurial leadership summer camp¬) at ALA, and a plaque.
Top ten essays: all top ten essays will be published on the website of African Leadership Academy, and the writers will receive certificates of commendation.
Additional prizes to be announced in due course.
Winners will be announced at African Leadership Academy on African Youth Day, 1st November 2013.
For more information, including competition guidelines, visit the African Leadership Academy websites below: