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JA Senegal and Delta Air Lines to Conduct #INNOVATION CAMP

 For Immediate Release

26th January, 2018 – JA Senegal is partnering with Delta Air Lines to run an Innovation Camp to be held at Place du Souvenir Africa on March 3rd, 2018 in Dakar, Senegal.  One hundred university students will have the opportunity to participate in the event.

The Innovation Camp offers an experiential learning environment for students based on real-life business situations. It provides participants the opportunity to develop their interpersonal skills, and learn to work under tight deadlines, as they would in real work environments.

The Delta Innovation Camp will create opportunities for students to interact through a challenge in a competitive environment, fostering public speaking, team building and problem solving skills. During the one-day camp, students will work collaboratively to develop solutions to a real business challenge facing Delta Air Lines in Senegal. They will present their solutions to a panel of judges and based on set criteria and evaluation, the winning idea will be selected. Team members will have to work together effectively to create the best solution to the challenge Delta Air Lines will present.

The Executive Director of JA Senegal, Ms. Fatou Samb said, “We are delighted to partner with Delta, one of JA’s strongest supporters globally, in Senegal to promote entrepreneurial education. The Innovation Camp comes at a time when innovation is driving the world. This event will help Senegalese youth understand the importance of innovation and how they can apply design thinking to solve problems in Senegal.

With innovation at the heart of our business, Delta is proud to partner with Junior Achievement Africa and JA chapters across four continents, encouraging the next generation to think big and develop new ideas in aviation and business,” said Corneel Koster, Delta’s Senior Vice President Europe, Middle East, Africa and India. “What these students learn through JA today will prepare them for the careers of tomorrow.”

About Junior Achievement

JA Senegal is a member of JA Worldwide, one of the largest global organizations focused on the economic empowerment of youth. JA activates youth for the future of jobs through the delivery of in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship training.  Visit www.ja-africa.org

About Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines serves more than 180 million customers each year. In 2018, Delta was named to Fortune’s top 50 Most Admired Companies in addition to being named the most admired airline for the seventh time in eight years. Additionally, Delta has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline survey for an unprecedented seven consecutive years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 313 destinations in 54 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry’s leading transatlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia as well as a joint venture with Virgin Atlantic. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with key hubs and markets including Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK and LaGuardia, London-Heathrow, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, São Paulo, Seattle, Seoul, and Tokyo-Narita. Delta has invested billions of dollars in airport facilities, global products and services, and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Delta offers services between New York City (JFK) and Blaise Diagne International in Dakar. Additional information is available on the Delta News Hub, as well as delta.com, Twitter @DeltaNewsHub, Google.com/+Delta, and Facebook.com/delta.

Notes to Editors:

For further information please contact:

MAAME YANKAH

Marketing & Communications Officer

+233 577 680 373

 

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