Reunited in Mauritius: ALU Parents Weekend

This article features some of our favorite highlights from our recent Parents Weekend held at our Mauritius campus.


African Leadership University (ALU) is committed to creating ethical and entrepreneurial leaders who learn through experience. That’s why we decided to create Parents Weekend, so the families of our students can experience for themselves what it’s like to be a student here. On December 7 & 8 we hosted the inaugural Parents Weekend at our Mauritius campus and saw over 20 families from 8 countries across Africa come together for a weekend of learning, networking, and celebration. Here are some of the highlights:

We began welcoming parents on Thursday morning who were pleasantly surprised to be greeted at the airport by both our student volunteers and their children themselves. The energy the parents brought helped to make this event that much more special.


After a welcome address from the Dean of Faculty, Gaidi Faraj, parents participated in a Master class session. The class was interactive and involved plenty of group work to give an genuine taste of the ALU classroom.


Attendees were given a campus tour of the beautiful Mauritius campus to experience what a normal day at ALU looks like.


Following the campus tour, the Students Representative Council (SRC) led an engaging Student Life session to address parent questions about life on campus.


To end the first day, everyone was invited to a networking dinner at the beautiful Le Capitaine Restaurant located on the beach front. The restaurant served a range of local Mauritian seafood delicacies topped with wine and mocktails.


As the night went on, everyone began to open up and get to know each other better. Networking in an informal environment gave everyone the opportunity to swap personal stories – and have fun!


The next morning we held a Parent Engagement Panel led by the Marketing Vice President, Adeola Ogunwole, and two parent ambassadors, Mrs. Surama King (Ghana) and Mrs. Christiane Anthoo (Mauritius). They shared the outstanding growth of their children since they joined ALU and took questions from other parents.


The weekend ended with a final networking lunch and a tour of Port Louis, where the parents had time to explore the beautiful island of Mauritius.


We were thrilled to see this level of commitment and engagement from the ALU parents and are counting on everyone’s help to spread awareness of ALU’s mission around the world.


If you would like to attend one of our future events or are interested in becoming a Parent Ambassador, feel free to reach out Bijoux Essuman at We would love to have you become part of the change happening at ALU!

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They develop the real-world skills to take on the world’s most pressing challenges. And they take ownership of their learning from day one through our peer and student-led approach – because ALU believes in the power and agency of young people to start shaping the future right now.

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