GSP seeks dynamic, motivated high school students between the ages of 13 and 19 years from around the world who are thrilled at the prospect of an intense program in which they will develop as ethical leaders, contribute value to a social venture, experience new people and places, and build lasting friendships.
Participants will engage with our unique, three-pronged model that combines an African context, a human-centred design curriculum, and instructors who are among the continent’s next generation of leaders. Learn about African issues while on the African continent. At GSP, classroom discussions are brought to life with modern-day examples that come from just beyond the walls of ALA. Engage with real-world issues using the BUILD curriculum, a design thinking model that helps students innovate to create human-centered solutions for relevant social issues. GSP facilitators include ALA alumni, representing the best talent that the continent has to offer.
Future leaders from over 30 different countries across Africa and the world are selected each year to attend GSP, making it one of the most diverse camp experiences for teenagers anywhere. Friendships at GSP become part of an international network you can rely on for life. The future of Africa – and the world -- depends on young people making meaningful and impactful connections across boundaries of nationality, race, religion, culture, and class. In the decades ahead, those who chose to take risks – sharing ideas, tackling challenges, and building solutions with peers from around the world – will make the greatest difference as leaders in their fields and countries. GSP is your launch pad to becoming an entrepreneurial leader with a grounding in design-thinking, sense of adventure, and a global perspective.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis with a $25 non-refundable application fee and close on 30 April 2018. You will receive a final admissions decision within two weeks of submitting your completed application and paying the deposit. If you are not admitted to GSP, you will receive a refund on the deposit of $450. Each session is limited to 60 participants; however, a Wait List will become effective once a session limit has been reached. Apply early!