Students at the African Leadership University (ALU) will be welcomed in a whole new experience when schools reopen this year, as the University will officially inaugurate its modern campus worth $15 million (approximately Rwf14 billion).
The campus, located in Kigali Innovation City, is part of the ambition set out by Ghana-born, Stanford Business School-educated entrepreneur Fred Swaniker who created ALU in 2015 to train Africa’s future leaders.
The sprawling campus is on the edge of the Kigali Special Economic Zone in what the Rwandan government has reimagined as a technology city that will drive the country to become a knowledge based economy.
ALU’s new campus will become a permanent home to students from across Africa, who every year, ascend to Rwanda to pursue their studies, and will enable founders achieve their goal of creating future leaders.
Gaidi Faraj, the University’s Dean, in an interview with Newtimes Rwanda said “Moving to Kigali Innovation City allows us to really grow and scale up our operations, we have more than three times the amount of space we held in our previous campus in Kigali Heights.”
The multimillion-dollar facility lies on 6,500 square metres, and is spread out in three different buildings which house the Learning Commons, the Enterprise Commons, and the Social Commons.