DEF Presents Grant to African Leadership Academy

01/10/2015 08:15

The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) handed over $122,500 to representatives from the African Leadership Academy at a ceremony in New York City. The Academy, a two-year program designed to prepare students for college, is located in Johannesburg. African Leadership Academy cofounders Fred Swaniker and Chris Bradford accepted the check alongside Graça Machel Mandela, the former first lady of South Africa who was married to South African President Nelson Mandela from 1998 until his death in 2013.