GLA in the world

GLA Founder speaks at Skoll World Forum

Fred Swaniker, GLA's founder, delivered the Closing Plenary at the renowned Skoll World Forum.

GLA was founded by Fred Swaniker, a Ghanaian man on a mission to use education to raise Africa's growing population of youth into world leaders. Listen to him give an epic, inspiring speech (he followed Tesla's Elon Musk!) at the renowned Skoll World Forum about educating hundreds of millions of young adults to solve the world's greatest social challenges—in just 6,000 days.

Fred's vision for using experiential and cross-cultural education to empower youth around the world to become leaders is still the core of GLA, as well as our sister organizations, African Leadership Academy and African Leadership University.


Learn more about GLA's company history here.

Have a chance to visit the African Leadership Academy in South Africa this summer, on our South Africa: Social Change Project™ Flagship Program (space limited!).

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