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Watch the “Peace Through Prosperity” Webinar

JA Africa’s Peace Through Prosperity webinar engaged partners and industry experts in a thought leadership conversations about how JA Africa contributes to peacebuilding on the continent, partners behind the organization’s impact and why investing in economic empowerment of young Africans holds the key to promoting peace and sustainable development on the continent. Watch the recording …

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JA Africa Joins Global Citizen to Take Actions to End Extreme Poverty

Accra, September xx , 2022 – Global Citizen, an international advocacy organization,  dedicated to achieving the end of extreme poverty, has selected JA Africa, one of the largest and most-impactful youth-serving NGOs in Africa, as one of the causes they will be supporting at the Global Citizen Festival: Accra. The event will take place at …

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Building Resilience and Youth Entrepreneurship in Africa

Mosibudi Makgato and her sister Rosemary Padi have turned the taste of their South African childhood into a thriving business. Through their home-crafted ginger beer (pictured below), sold under the Yamama Gemmer brand (which translates to “mother’s ginger beer”), these two young entrepreneurs have crafted a product that balances traditional flavor with modern convenience. Like …

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JA Worldwide and JA Africa Announce Partnership with Z Zurich Foundation to Create Bright, Boundless Futures for African Youth

Z Zurich Foundation (ZZF) announced today—International Youth Day—that it will partner with JA Worldwide and JA Africa, building on relationships already established with JA Canada and Junior Achievement España (JA Spain). ZZF has made a strategic decision to venture and fund Africa, and has chosen us, Africa’s largest and most-impactful youth-serving NGO, JA Africa, as …

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JA Worldwide Ranks in the Top 100—and the #1 Nonprofit—on Fast Company’s Annual List of the 100 Best Workplaces for Innovators in the World

[Accra, Ghana], August 2, 2022 — Fast Company today announced its fourth annual Best Workplaces for Innovators list, honoring organizations and businesses that demonstrate a steadfast commitment to encouraging innovation at all levels. JA Worldwide enters the top-100 list for the first time, earning the #1 spot for nonprofits. Developed in collaboration with Accenture, the …

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JA Mauritius Expands ITSTYME Program to Empower Marginalized Women Entrepreneurs on Rodrigues Island

JA Mauritius has expanded the JA ITS TYME Program to support women entrepreneurs on the Rodrigues Island with support from Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF). Eighty women entrepreneurs have signed up for the program which will build their capacity to become micro-entrepreneurs, while teaching them the important steps in managing their businesses and finances. …

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JA Zimbabwe Launches GO-BEYOND to Help Rehabilitate Juvenile Offenders

JA Zimbabwe has launched The Green Opportunities through Building Entrepreneurship for Young Offenders’ Needs and Development (GO-BEYOND) project which seeks to rehabilitate juvenile offenders that are about to be released from prison through green enterprise development. The Project is supported by JA LABS, a collaborative learning program designed by JA worldwide to elevate innovations to …

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Citibank Kenya Hosts COY 2021 Champions as they Receive their Awards

Junior Achievement Kenya with support from Citibank Kenya presented the Awards won by Project Yoof, students from Nova Pioneer Tatu Girls in Kenya who won JA Africa’s 2021 Company of the Year Competition which was held earlier this year. The competition, supported by FedEx, Citi Foundation, PMI Educational Foundation, and Tomorrow Foundation saw 36 high …

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Ugandan Teachers Trained to Provide Financial Education to Children Through Cha-Ching Program

JA Uganda has kicked off the 2022 Cha-Ching financial literacy program with Trainer of Trainers sessions for teachers from 30 primary schools in Kampala, Wakiso and Mukono. The trained teachers will deliver the program with support from volunteers from Prudential Uganda through Prudence Foundation. The program aims to reach 3,500 school pupils between the ages …

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JA South Africa Alumni Gather for First Ever Town Hall Meeting

On June 28, JA South Africa held a virtual town hall meeting under the theme, “Emerging Leaders” to foster network growth and connect JA South Africa alumni to the global JA Alumni community. The emerging leader theme speaks to alumni who have gone through JA Programs and are changing the course of their destinies, be it in the corporate …

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