Student-Run Projects

At African Leadership College (ALC), ALU’s Mauritian Campus, students are co-creators. In their roles as founders of this institution, they are empowered to take ownership of their experience and develop their passions through creating spaces for people with similar interests to convene. Below is a list of the clubs, societies, committees and ventures that have been developed so far. New ones are created every day.

Clubs and Societies

Banza: Banza Magazine was ALU’s first student-run online magazine. It covers lifestyle, business and fashion and values imagination in reinventing culture and the world we live in.

Afrikalcha: Afrikalcha focuses on building a community that knows, embraces and celebrates the diverse cultures at ALU. Members organise activities that allow them to learn about each other’s home countries and also host on-campus cultural events.

Cooking Club: The Cooking Club is all about building community through the enjoyment of food! They cook diverse meals from different countries across the continent. They also cater for other clubs and on-campus events.

Drama: The Drama Club’s motto is CELA – Community, Excellence, Love and Art. It brings people from different backgrounds together through art to create productions. Meetings always include ice-breakers, drama lessons and the opportunity to practice what is taught.

ELITE (Empower Leaders through Innovation, Technology & Entrepreneurship): ELITE is a society of leaders, changemakers and market disrupters with the aim to empower Leaders through Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship. It also runs an online magazine.

Music Club: The Music Club hopes to become a haven of joy, culture and inspiration. They manage the a-cappella group and work with students to improve their singing and performance skills.

PC Club: This club serves as a platform for people who are committed to sharing their love for technology. It also helps the ALU community, specifically other clubs, with troubleshooting and technical set-ups. Their motto? Let’s spread the love. Of tech.

Poetry Society: This club builds bridges through words because society is not only united through its people but through how they communicate with each other. The Poetry Society wants to show the world what ALU students are: talented.

Turn up gang aka Turnt: Turnt believes the classroom should not be limited to four walls. Their goal is to explore Mauritius by helping students attend various social events around the island. They also help the students #Unplug at the end of a busy day.

Voice!: Voice! aims to develop public speaking and debating skills for every young aspiring leader at ALU, and hopefully beyond. It’s targeted at anyone interested in speech writing, debate, basic storytelling, role play, stand-up comedy, talk-shows, interviews, and more.

Projects

Snack Time: Snack time is an on campus convenience shop that caters to the everyday needs of students. These include pre-packed snacks, drinks and hygiene products at affordable prices.

E-pamodzi: This is an online shopping platform where all student-run companies can market and sell their products and services.

Ingress Media:  This is a student-run media company. It’s vision is to become the platform that will showcase all aspects of student life by working with ALU’s Marketing team.

Mahabra: Providing students with financial services, Mahabra’s vision is to simplify the financial ecosystem through convenience, accessibility, affordability and technology. Mahabra has three main focuses: banking services, an innovative payment system and a range of technology-powered services.

Ubuntu: Ubuntu runs on the mantra “I am because you are.” This is a student-run hair salon and barbering shop. Its services include haircuts, braiding, hair styling and pedicures. It’s also a platform where the community meets and shares ideas on how to grow. At Ubuntu, we nurture and build our own skills.