Your investment will support programs that give young people the knowledge and skills they need to access jobs and keep jobs.
While many young people graduate from school with strong technical knowledge, their academic backgrounds are often insufficient preparation for the workplace. JA’s programs provide valuable soft skills that are marketable across multiple sectors.
If young Africans are economically empowered, youth unemployment numbers will drop while access to jobs and job creation increases. You can make that a reality. Your investment will support a financial literacy program, training in entrepreneurship education and the means to economic opportunity. Help empower young people in Africa to reach their full potential.
JA believes that job shadows are a vital element of preparing young people for the world of work. Few young people have set foot in an office space prior to their first day of work. Fewer still understand the intricacies of the social environment in a workplace.
Your investment will enable a young person experience a workplace by shadowing a professional in their field of interest.
Investing in a young person is like planting a seed. It can be the seed capital that generates an idea, starts a business that employs a person, creates jobs for others, triggers a change in a micro-economy, or creates a social entrepreneur.
Have you ever considered starting a scholarship program in your name? For many Africans at home and abroad, giving back to the continent of our birth is a big consideration and many are looking for a safe, reliable place to invest in their legacies. A scholarship program at JA Africa allows you to that. Established in your name or someone else’s, the scholarship reaches a minimum of 100 students with training in entrepreneurship education, financial literacy of workforce preparation.
Have you ever wanted to honor someone you value? Now it’s easier than ever to make that investment in the name of someone else.
YOUR INVESTMENT can be given in honor of a friend or a loved one and can be made easily and quickly online. JA will send a letter to notify your honoree of your donation.
Donations made from the US are tax deductible.
Your investment supports our work in Africa.
The goal of every JA program is to prepare young Africans to be competitive in the 21st century global work force. JA provides the training and skills building they need to be opportunity makers and not just opportunity takers. This means learning not just how to get jobs but also create jobs; understanding how to earn money and maximize its value.
Financial literacy underpins all of that effort. With the training provided by JA, young people who previously understand simple concepts like earning, saving and spending to more sophisticated concepts like investing, insurance and taxation, gain the ability to make money work for them. With that knowledge, they will finally be able to optimize the rewards of their economic efforts.