Between now and 2050, Africa will have more than half of the world’s population growth.

To ensure this manifests as an opportunity, African countries require citizens who will innovate and unlock the continent’s vast potential.

Africa’s greatest need is skilled, empathetic and entrepreneurial leaders.

To develop the next Mandelas, Maathais, Masiyiwas, and Machels, we must start early. We must transform the way Africa’s brightest and most talented children develop as leaders.

LEAD is a network of progressive academies that support the total development of Africa’s brightest and most talented children.

By providing our student-athletes with high-quality education, professional sport training, good nutrition, healthcare, and life skills, we empower them to work hard, be leaders, and dream big.


Our Academies


Learn about our guiding principles and approach to education and sport.


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