We are delighted to announce our partnership with Aflatoun International, a global NGO offering social and financial education to millions of children and young people worldwide, empowering them to make a positive change for a sustainable future. The work and goals of JA Africa and Aflatoun International complement each other. Both organisations recognise the need to strategically work together to complement the ongoing work in the area of youth entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy skills development, while at the same time forming a partnership to advocate for and promote the importance of policies and business environments that encourage young people to start and succeed in enterprises.
‘Growing the financial literacy and entrepreneurship capacity of Africa’s youth’ is the goal the organisations set for their partnership. By teaching young people to believe in themselves and showing them how to make a difference in the world they become more confident to start an enterprise or to manage their finances. JA Africa and Aflatoun International are going to promote each other’s work via their networks and will share country profiles to identify opportunities and gaps that can be leveraged. This will all contribute to provide many youth in Africa with the tools to create a sustainable future and to thrive in an increasingly complex and interconnected world.
About Junior Achievement
JA (Junior Achievement) is one of the largest global NGOs dedicated to addressing fundamental social and economic challenges of young people by educating and empowering them to transform their futures and own their economic success. Through the delivery of cutting-edge, experiential learning in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship, we effectively broaden the canvas of possibility for young people and enrich their ability to both engage in their own economic development and contribute to the strength of their families, communities, and economies. With more than 100 member countries, the JA Worldwide network is powered by over 450,000 volunteers and mentors from all sectors of society, reaching more than 10 million young people around the world every year. Junior Achievement programs were first introduced in sub-Saharan Africa in 1979, and now JA has operations in 14 African nations reaching more than 200,000 youth annually. For further information, visit www.ja-africa.org
About Aflatoun International
Aflatoun International is an NGO based in Amsterdam offering social and financial education to millions of children and young people worldwide, empowering them to make a positive change for a sustainable future. Through a strong network of almost 200 partner organisations and 28 governments Aflatoun International reaches 4 million children and young people each year in more than 100 countries. Aflatoun’s social & financial education allows children and young people to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty and inequality, turning dependence into independence.