African Leadership Academy and Amjad Bashir, MEP, ask that you join us on 6 February 2019 at the European Parliament in Brussels for a Conversation on the Future of Education.
Many of today’s education models fail to equip young people with the skills required to become thoughtful and impactful leaders who can face the challenges of the modern world and work collaboratively to make the world a better place. Traditional models focus on facts, rote learning and exam success, as opposed to a comprehensive understanding of the modern world and the skills needed to become effective leaders. This one day conference will bring together global education innovators who are boldly reimagining leadership education and have implemented a number of successful models across the world. Speakers include Lai Cheng Lim, former head of the prestigious Raffles Institution in Singapore and currently the Executive Director of the Future Skills Initiative at Singapore Management University; Tony Wagner, one of the world’s foremost experts on the future of education and the bestselling author of The Global Achievement Gap and Creating Innovators; David Sengeh, Chief Innovation Officer in the Government of Sierra Leone and globally recognized for his work and accomplishments in the field of human augmentation; and Chris Bradford, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of African Leadership Academy, among many others.
We hope you will be able to join us for the day, participate in the conversation, and help to move this important work forward.
60, Rue Wiertz,, None, Brussels, None, Belgium
African Leadership Academy (ALA) is a pre-eminent educational institution that seeks to transform Africa by identifying, developing, and connecting its future leaders. The Academy was founded on the philosophy that a new generation of ethical, committed leaders is the key to Africa’s development. ALA is the training ground for these future leaders. Each year, ALA draws the most outstanding students from across Africa to its campus in South Africa for its flagship Two Year Pre-University Program; and every July and August, selected high potential students from across the world attend the Academy’s Global Scholars’ Program. At ALA, young leaders build a powerful intellectual foundation and develop their leadership capacity through the Academy’s unique curriculum and learning environment. <br> With its audacious mission and lifelong engagement, ALA is unlike any school in the world.