JA Africa hosted its 6th Annual Regional Company of the Year competition in Harare, Zimbabwe from 7th to 9th December 2016.
This event is the capstone activity for our highly acclaimed JA Company Program® and provides an exciting and competitive element to the program that enhances the students’ experience and creates significant practical exposure to the competitive world of international business. Currently impacting more than 250,000 young people a year globally, the JA Company Program® provides introductory entrepreneurship education for high school students by allowing them to organize and operate an actual business and receive guidance from local volunteers.
The competition displayed the skills and entrepreneurial talents of young entrepreneurs who could potentially become Africa’s next business moguls and industry players. It was an opportunity for Africa Leadership Magazine and other media partners to witness the beginning of promising careers. The event also featured JA’s corporate sponsors including Citi, FedEx and Barclays among many other distinguished guests.
For many of the students, the Company of the Year Competition offers them the opportunity to acquire a passport and travel for the first time. The team from JA Zambia, Kayele Creative Kids shared their experiences about traveling to another African country :