Creating impact, one mission at a time

“Students at ALU declare missions, not majors —because our continent needs leaders who can solve the world’s greatest challenges and capture its greatest opportunities. We need Africa’s best and brightest to start their missions today. And at ALU, they already have. From designing a plastic-free future to exploring digital advocacy for LGBTQIIA+ refugees, our students […]

Merceline Oliech talks self-confidence

“Adjust your shoulders. Stand tall. Unbow your head. Speak life into your life. Do not listen to the noise. You are an answered prayer”- Ijeoma Umebinyuo Merceline Oliech If confidence was a person, Merceline Oliech, 3rd year ALU Business Management student, would be the poster girl. We catch up with her to talk about her […]

The ALU Podcast: Demystifying Entrepreneurial leadership in Africa

The ALU Podcast is a student-run podcast with episodes that are produced & hosted by a group of bold and innovative students from ALU on a mission to demystify entrepreneurial leadership in Africa. With over 7000 listeners across 6 continents, in more than 90 countries, the ALU Podcast has seen massive success since its inception […]

ALU Global Focus: Insights on Africa’s Greatest Challenges and Opportunities

The ALU Global Challenges Degree Program, which is the first-ever of its kind in the continent, has seen numerous exciting and impactful projects emerge from students who are taking this course. The “declare missions and not majors” nature of the program has allowed students to tackle global challenges and explore global opportunities through creative ways. […]

Martha Chumo: The Self-Taught Developer making Technology Relevant in Kenya

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Nairobi Dev School equips youth in East Africa with computer programming skills and helps them build technology-based solutions to everyday challenges. The school was established in 2012 by Martha Chumo, a 21-year-old self-taught programmer, after she was denied a visa to study in the US. Chumo gave up a scholarship to study medicine after […]