About JA Ghana

JA bridges the gap between classroom learning and the realities of life and work today by helping young people apply learnings innovatively towards self-employment or as employees. JA programs employ a range of hands-on activities to give young people the opportunity to apply at their knowledge and skills in a practical way.

How it all began?

Junior Achievement was founded in the United States in 1919 to help prepare immigrant youth to enter the workforce in the country, without being disadvantaged in terms of preparedness. In 1955, JA expanded beyond the United States and today its programs are delivered to young people across the world.

Today, that mission and those approaches have been replicated in over 122 countries worldwide, reaching more than 125 million young people. Throughout its over 30-year history in Africa, JA has successfully developed programs that build entrepreneurial skills through real-world business experiences.

Since its establishment in Ghana in 2008, JA Ghana have served over 20,000 Ghanaian youth in over 80 schools/institutions, across the country, with financial, in-kind and volunteer support from stakeholders such as Nokia, Coca-Cola, Barclays Bank, Newmont Goldcorp Ghana, Goldfields Ghana Ltd, Fidelity Bank, GE, Prudential Life Insurance Ghana, Delta Airlines, Aiducation International and Swiss Re.

Junior Achievement was founded in the United States in 1919 to help prepare immigrant youth to enter the workforce in the country, without being disadvantaged in terms of preparedness. In 1955, JA expanded beyond the United States and today its programs are delivered to young people across the world.

How it began

Mission

Our mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.

Vision

Our Vision is to be the partner of choice for business, education, and policy makers in Ghana seeking to expand youth education and economic development.

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Values

  • Belief in the boundless potential of young people
  • Commitment to the principles of economics and entrepreneurship
  • Passion for what we do and honesty, integrity and excellence in how we do it
  • Respect for the talent, creativity, perspectives, and backgrounds of all individuals
  • Conviction in the education and motivational impact of relevant, hands-on learning
  • Belief in the power of partnership and collaboration

Board of Directors

Marketing and Communications Executive - Prudential Life Insurance Ghana
Chief Risk Officer - EMI Group
Creative Director - Adu Amani Klodin
Director - Africa Capital Partners
CEO and Co-Founder - Orios Group