We support Ghana's youth to reach their full potential!
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.
The JA Company Program® provides an introductory and hands-on and experiential entrepreneurship education for high school students.
CHA-CHING is a hands-on, student-centered financial literacy program targeting primary 4 students.
The JA Innovation Camp is a full day or multiple days’ event of intensive experience for students that stimulates their creative and innovative abilities.
ITS TYME stands for Immersion Training Strategies: Targeting Young Marginalized Entrepreneurs.
Swiss Re Start Up Academy
The Swiss Re Start Up Academy is a collaboration between JA Ghana and Aiducation International, a Swiss-based non-profit organisation and funded by the Swiss Re Foundation.
Job Shadow gives students “a-day- at-the- office” experience by pairing high school students with professionals in the local business community.
Our Focus Areas
Through programs in workforce readiness, students are also equipped to be more effective and profitable in the workforce by giving them first-hand insight into the world of work and developing their soft skills to obtain, thrive in and keep a job or business. They learn how to create CVs, interview for jobs, establish digital identities, and behave in the workplace. They are also taught skills such as personal presentation and applying soft skills to becoming proactive problem-solvers who create or add value for their employers.
JA Ghana invests in young people at different stages of their lives and academic careers. At the primary school level, a focus on financial literacy will enable students to understand key elements of financial wealth. We expand young peoples’ abilities to manage their personal finances smartly and effectively. Starting as young as age seven, our programs introduce young children to essential concepts like earning, saving, spending and banking.
At the high school and university levels, JA Ghana emphasizes entrepreneurship learning. We give students the knowledge and skills to start and manage their own businesses and to apply entrepreneurial thinking to solve everyday problems. JA’s entrepreneurship programs reach students in and out of the classroom, giving them the opportunities to start and run businesses during the course of the academic year and to become familiar with the realities of being business owners.