It’s true, we’ve now had close to 20,000 people apply to be part of the program, and we’ve only accepted 107. Many more than 107 would probably have been able to handle the rigor or the Andela experience, but it certainly wouldn’t have been everyone.
At Andela, we believe that all people deserve respect and kindness. But that doesn’t mean that all people are the same. What is the same is the chance for brilliance within a population. Andela is a network of the best and brightest, and it would be unfair to bring someone in to that network who wasn’t able or willing to uphold the standards of excellence required to succeed.
Over time, we will be releasing more and more of our curriculum and content into the world so that even if people aren’t a fit for the Fellowship, they still have access to the resources needed to learn.