Saturday, 2 January 2010
HUGH MASEKELA FOR KENYAN LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
Hugh Masekela was briefly in the country on behalf of African Leadership Academy (ALA) last month.
Hugh performed at the ALA Champions Dinner event, a small private event at Serena Hotel. He was accompanied by one band member, the piano player. ALA is a non-profit organization, the aim of this event is to try and get some financial support from Kenya.
The African Leadership Academy as an institution which has as its mission to develop the next generation of African Leaders. Leaders, who will be agents of positive and ethical change across the continent. ALA is a pan-African “A” level institution that enrolled the first class of 97 students from across Africa in September 2008.
These promising students from all ethnic, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds were joined by the second class this August, bringing the total to just under 200 future African leaders representing 41 nationalities (from an applicant pool of over 2500!)
Students at ALA qualify on their own merit to fit our criteria of academic excellence, leadership potential, entrepreneurial spirit, passion for Africa, and commitment to public service.