The Future African Leaders Fundraiser
Organized by: The FAL Fundraiser
Being accepted into The African Leadership University was signified the beginning of a journey of change in the continent with our innovative ideas.
The journey of a thousand miles, the old adage says, begins with one step. The first step we took in affecting change in this continent was by applying to one of the most competitive schools in the world.
Being accepted was a decision that made us know that our dreams for the progressiveness of Africa had just entered into the realm of reality. In spite of this came the challenges. Even though we have been accepted and offered some form of aid, for most it wasn't enough.
Thoughts of throwing in the towel has crossed our minds; but as future leaders of Africa, we know that determination is a key virtue that every successful person cannot do without. We met and during these meetings we brainstormed on how we could all make it to ALU without leaving anyone behind if it's the issue of money.
Ideas popped up, some were; we try to enroll, then we find jobs to support ourselves, others said, we negotiate with the school to give as more, going on and on with many ideas all of which were good but had shortcomings.
As students who have lived and seen the wealth of the continent in comparison with our current situation, we believe that enrolling in ALU is our first big step towards the development of our continent. Some have already given up and some are also on the verge of leaving the dream of making Africa a better place because all they needed was some more funds which they had no idea of how and where to get it.
The determined ones such as us are throwing the light on every spot which would probably be a solution to the current financial situation. "Africa has so many issues and money for quality education is the most of it" one student said. "how about we find people who would be willing to donate to us by organizing a fund raiser.
Tell them why they should invest in us as we are the future of the continent. Then when we enrol we can start working on raising funds for future students who money would be a barrier between them and achieving excellence in quality education.
This could be an initiative that would clear the path and set a precedence for others who might find themselves in the money-constraint situation. The search has began.