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JA Africa Alumni Now Huffington Post Contributor and Writer

Adedayo Fashanu participated in the JA company program whilst in Cayley College in Lagos State, Nigeria in the year 2005-2006. Junior Achievement came to her school and her year group was the first set to experience the JA Company Program. Together with her peers, they created an Enterprise and their business was fashioned around jewelry …

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The Importance of Evaluating Programs from the Perspective of all Stakeholders Involved in the Implementation of JA Programs

By Junior Achievement Swaziland One of the most important elements to incorporate in the running of programs is the monitoring and evaluating (M&E) process. This is where during the running of the programs, we monitor the progress made and concurrently measure the impact made through the implementation of these programs. At JA Swaziland, we have two …

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Junior Achievement Africa Wins Entrepreneurship & Education Award

Junior Achievement (JA) Africa is proud to receive the 2016 Future Partner Prize for the Pan African Awards for #Entrepreneurship in Education. The award, granted by the UK-based organization Teach a Man to Fish, whose mission is to end youth unemployment and poverty by supporting schools to set up profitable and #educational school businesses. The …

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How Leadership Programs Prepare Girls for Futures in the Workplace

Globally, girls perform academically at par with boys and often even out-perform them in school. But when it comes to leadership during their careers women fall behind. This phenomenon is manifested consistently in many parts of the world, and especially in Africa where the C-suites are often devoid of female leaders. In fact, a study …

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Take Ten Thousand Girls to Work – JA Zimbabwe

Junior Achievement Zimbabwe held a Job Shadow Program targeting female students named “Take 10 000 Girls to Work” in Harare, Bulawayo, Mutare, Gweru, Kwekwe and Zvishavane. JA Zimbabwe partnered with 87 institutions to allow 2500 female students (Form 4-6) to shadow their employees for a day. Apart from serving as mentorship, role modelling, career guidance …

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JA Africa welcomes new Board Member, Shireen Dajani of Abraaj Group

  Junior Achievement Africa is proud to have Shireen Dajani join the Board of Directors.   Shireen Dajani leads The Abraaj Group’s Stakeholder Engagement and Strategic Partnerships. As a member of the Global Markets team, she is responsible for engaging and building the Group’s strategic stakeholder network with governments, private sector, academia, NGOs and civil society. …

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JA Africa welcomes Lorenzo Bell of EY to its Board of Directors

JA Africa is proud to welcome Lorenzo Bell to its Board of Directors.  Lorenzo A. Bell Jr. is the Manager of Diversity & Inclusiveness Procurement at EY LLP. Prior to Joining EY, Mr. Bell and the Johnson Control Global Supplier Diversity and Business Development Team was responsible for spending more than $1.5 billion dollars with diverse owned businesses.  …

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JA Africa welcomes Janet Thiongo, Africa Marketing Manager, Oracle on Board

JA Africa is proud to have Janet Thiongo, Africa Marketing Manager, Oracle join our Board of Directors. With over 17 years of experience, Janet is a seasoned Marketing Executive, leader and strategist. She has experience in Strategy development, Modern Marketing (encompassing Digital), Public relations, consumer research, Advertising, Category Management, Branding and communication. She has extensive …

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