Our Mission

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.

Alumni Stories

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Godfrey Sarucha, Zimbabwe

“By participating in JA we are being taught about entrepreneurship. By participating in JA we are being taught to create jobs. We are not being taught just to be employed but to employ other people by starting our own businesses."
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Elizabeth Ngewe, Tanzania

"JA has helped me find my role in bringing development to my community. I now know what to do and value my time. JA has thought me entrepreneurship, financial discipline and the importance of saving."

Yvonne Okafor, Nigeria

"My JA experience in Nigeria introduced me to my love for finance, businesses and start-ups. As CEO, my team and I developed a magazine, publishing articles contributed by students and selling to students, parents and professors.”

The Facts

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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.

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