Junior Achievement (JA) Ghana is proud to announce the launch of the National High School Business Pitch Competition (BPC), the premier entrepreneurship competition for senior high schools in Ghana. The event will take place on Saturday July 17 from 8:00am to 10:00am at the AH Hotel, located at American House, East Legon under the theme “raising a generation of world class Ghanaian entrepreneurs”.
In the rapidly changing landscape of the world of work, JA’s competitive entrepreneurship program gives students the opportunity to experience the risks and rewards of entrepreneurship by learning to start a business that fills a need or solves a problem in their communities.
Over 2,500 high school students across the country will participate in this experiential entrepreneurship program. Following JA Ghana’s commitment to promoting safe learning in schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, in-school program sessions will be delivered by school teachers through interactive pre-recorded videos, with business coaches and mentors from the business community complementing teachers’ efforts with virtual mentorship and coaching.
Students learn to start a small business, and pitch to a panel of judges made up of investors, CEOs, technologists, and more. The winners of the BPC will represent Ghana at JA’s Africa regional entrepreneurship competition. They will carry the banner of Ghana and the promise of the opportunities that entrepreneurship education holds for transforming Ghana’s economy. Should they emerge again as winners of the regional competition, they will be given another opportunity to represent the continent at a global entrepreneurship competition.
The National High School Business Pitch Competition is supported by the Tomorrow Foundation, the Project Management Institute Education Foundation, Peter Gbedemah, the EIB Network and the Ashesi Design Lab.
Junior Achievement (JA) Ghana prepares Ghana’s youth for the future of work through the delivery of financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship training.