African Leadership University (ALU) in partnership with the Graça Machel Trust and the Mandela Institute of Development Studies (MINDS) launched the Mandela Centennial Scholarship Programme, a landmark scholarship that will celebrate the 100th birthday of one of the greatest African leaders of the last century – Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, fondly known as Madiba. President Mandela firmly believed in the transformative power of education and its ability to bring dignity, self-actualization, and prosperity to Africans. Throughout his presidency and after, he dedicated much of his efforts to ensure that children from all walks of life had equal access to education, regardless of their economic background.
The objective of the Mandela Centennial Scholars Programme is to honor President Mandela’s legacy and carry forward the important work he began in education by giving the opportunity to 100 outstanding young Africans from disadvantaged backgrounds to attend ALU. These students will benefit from a full scholarship and unparalleled opportunities for leadership development.