JA Africa prepares young Africans for the 21st century workforce by educating them in entrepreneurial skills, work readiness and financial literacy.
JA Africa equips Africa’s youth with the knowledge and skills to start their own businesses, to succeed in the global job market, and to make sound financial decisions as adults.
Godfrey Sarucha, Zimbabwe
Elizabeth Ngewe, Tanzania
Yvonne Okafor, Nigeria
Africa graduates 11 million young people from schools and universities each year and only creates 3 million jobs annually.
It takes the average high school or university graduate in Africa up to six years to find their first job.
For the jobs that do exist, there is a gap between the skills employers are seeking and those young people possess.
Empower young people to own their future economic success
JA prepares young people for entering the workforce by giving them first-hand insight into the world of work and developing their soft and hard skills to obtain, thrive in and keep a job. Programs teach students how to create CVs, how to interview for jobs, how to establish digital identities and how to behave in the workplace. The gain hard and soft skills, becoming proactive problem-solvers who create or add value for their employers.
JA Africa gives young people the knowledge and skills to create and run their own businesses and to apply entrepreneurial thinking to solve everyday problems. JA Africa’s entrepreneurship programs reach students in and out of the classroom, giving them the to become familiar with the realities of being business owners.
JA expands young people’s ability to manage their personal finances wisely and effectively. Starting as young as age seven, programs begin to introduce young children to essential concepts like earning, saving, spending, banking.By the time they've completed high school they've gained familiarity with more complex concepts like budgeting, investment, taxation, fraud and debt.