JA Africa and the African Leadership Academy (ALA) have entered into a partnership to mutually support both organizations in achieving their goals of unlocking Africa’s vast youth potential for the continent’s development. Through this relationship, JA will support ALA’s recruitment activities across the African continent through its national offices in 14 African countries while ALA will provide access to its various entrepreneurial leadership programs across the continent for JA students, staff and other members of the JA network.
ALA’s leadership programs include the 2-year pre-university Diploma program, Global Scholars Program, ALA Model African Union and the prestigious Anzisha Prize.
Ultimately, the goal of this engagement is to enhance the shared value both organizations create for African youth. As an example, JA will provide referrals for ALA’s Program Recruitment and Partnerships team to schools, organizations and government officials in countries where JA currently operates. In turn, ALA will guarantee invitations to young leaders within the JA network for participation at 2-3 day entrepreneurial leadership camps (BUILD-in-a-Box) hosted in countries where JA currently operates.
About African Leadership Academy
African Leadership Academy seeks to transform Africa by developing a powerful network of over 6,000 leaders who will work together to address Africa’s greatest challenges, achieve extraordinary social impact and accelerate the continent’s growth trajectory. ALA’s leadership model can be distilled into three essential components: seeking young Africans with the potential for leadership, embedding them in the practice of leadership through applied learning, and enabling access to networks of opportunities and resources that will enable their growth, learning, and impact. ALA was founded in 2004 by Executive Chairman Fred Swaniker (link to bio) (Ghana), CEO Chris Bradford (link to bio) (U.S.), Acha Leke (Cameroon), and Peter Mombaur (Germany/South Africa). For more information, visit ALA’s website.
About Junior Achievement Africa
Junior Achievement (JA) is recognized throughout the world as the expert in providing business and economic education to young people. Since its founding in 1919, JA programs have served as a catalyst for bringing real-world business knowledge and hands-on experience to young people. JA has improved the lives of more than 125 million youth around the world, and last year alone, JA facilitated more than 10 million student experiences. 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 about Junior Achievement, please visit www.ja-africa.org
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