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 prize will introduce the Social Enterprise Challenge, which will set up small businesses in selected schools in Zimbabwe.

JA Africa was selected from over 400 organisations from around the continent. The Future Partner Prize is one of the Pan African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education 2016. The Awards celebrate leading organisations addressing a specific problem through innovation, sustainability and entrepreneurship.

According to the United Nations Department of Social and Economic Affairs, by 2030 it is predicted that the number of youth in Africa will have increased by 42%. According to the same report many of these countries experiencing rapid growth amongst their youth are at risk of ever increasing youth unemployment. It is against this backdrop and with empowering young people to be agents of progress and entrepreneurship in mind that the Pan African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education exists. “We are delighted to announce these incredible organisations operating in Africa who are fostering a culture of entrepreneurship among young people. It is important that young people learn early on that they have the power to be leaders in business and job creators of the 21st Century,” said Nik Kafka, CEO of Teach A Man To Fish.

Junior Achievement Africa (JA) works to empower young people to own their economic success by enhancing the relevance of education. JA programmes focus on financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship and provide experiential learning opportunities for young people to prepare for their professional lives.

“We are honored to have been selected as the winners of the Future Partner Prize and we look forward to working with Teach A Man to Fish, “ said JA Africa CEO Elizabeth Bintliff.

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