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ExxonMobil Foundation Collaborates with JA Africa on $300,000 STEM Program

Program to provide STEM and problem-solving skills to students across continent Students to compete for chance to attend major regional industry conference Aims to develop the next generation of African thinkers and workforce The ExxonMobil Foundation and JA Africa have launched the “ExxonMobil STEM Africa” initiative, a $300,000 program to promote science, technology, engineering and …

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Spotlight on JA Africa Member Nations’ Participation in Global Money Week 2024

Junior Achievement Africa joined the rest of the world in celebrating Global Money Week (GMW) from 18-24 March 2024. GMW, a Child & Youth Finance International (CYFI) initiative, GMW is an annual global awareness-raising campaign on the importance of ensuring that young people, from an early age, are financially aware, and are gradually acquiring the knowledge, skills, attitudes …

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Celebrating JA Africa’s Impact in Francophone Africa

On this International Day of Francophonie, let us take this opportunity to celebrate some of our recent programming in Francophone countries. JA Africa has engaged on a deliberate expansion plan into Francophone countries since 2022. Last year has seen the implementation of JA programs in six Francophone countries; Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of …

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Article: The Impact Of Inclusion Of African Girls

According to globalpartnership.org, 70% of women in Africa face inequality: access to education, economic empowerment, political representation, and cultural norms. International Women’s Day which dates back to 1911 has brought forth a new theme- Inspire Inclusion, which highlights the necessity to address problems or struggles referring to African girls, prioritizing the need for empowerment and …

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Igniting Dreams and Creating Futures: Celebrating the Impact of the Social Equity Program

Odyek Haron dropped out of school at age 16 because his parents could not afford his school fees. In Uganda, where Odyek lives, an estimated 4.3 million young people, 41% of youth ages 18–29, are classified as NEET—not in education, employment, or vocational training. Seeking work to support himself and his family, Odyek began to …

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Delta Air Lines and JA Africa Empower African Girls’ Leadership at Four-Day Bootcamp for International Women’s Day

Delta Air Lines, in collaboration with JA Africa, hosted 30 high school-aged students, all girls, from Ghana, Nigeria, and South Africa to Accra, Ghana, at a highly impactful four-day bootcamp aimed at empowering them to become high-achieving women. The bootcamp was part of events to mark International Women’s Day and the girls represent the best-performing …

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Creating Bright, Boundless Futures for Africa’s Youth: JA Africa and Z Zurich Foundation Announce Expansion of Social Equity Program to Seven Countries

Z Zurich Foundation (ZZF), JA Worldwide, and JA Africa are proud to announce the expansion of the Social Equity Program (SEP) to seven countries, returning for a second year in Côte d’Ivoire, South Africa, and Uganda, while introducing youth-educational experiences in four new countries: Burkina Faso, DR Congo, Tanzania, and Togo. Since its inception, SEP …

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JA Mauritius’ Goal Accelerator to Empower Mauritian Women and Girls

The Goal Accelerator Workshop organized by JA Mauritius was a significant step towards empowering girls and women in Mauritius. Held over three days at Voila Hotel Bagatelle, the workshop brought together various stakeholders to collaborate on designing a program tailored to the specific needs of Mauritian girls and women. The workshop’s agenda was comprehensive, focusing …

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Promoting Inclusivity at JA Ghana’s 2024 Achieve Unified Games.

In 2023, JA Ghana launched the Achieve Unified Games as an avenue to foster understanding and collaboration among students on the Achieve Skills for Schools’ program and those with special needs. The second edition, held on 16th February, 2024 at New Horizon Special School was an improvement on the maiden edition and left lasting impact …

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Celebrating JA Zambia’s Milestone: Empowering 90,000 Zambian Children with Financial Literacy Skills

JA Zambia has reached a significant milestone in its mission to prepare the next generation of Zambian leaders through the Cha-Ching Program, supported by the Prudence Foundation. JA Zambia has successfully empowered 90,000 children with essential financial literacy skills. The Cha-Ching program, recognized for its excellence, is an award-winning financial literacy and responsibility initiative designed …

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