The JA Innovation Camp is a full day or multiple days’ event of intensive experience for students that stimulates their creative and innovative abilities. Young people learn to solve unfamiliar real business challenges in the shortest time possible in an unfamiliar environment. The exercises sharpen their young minds and discover their individual potentials.
Through competitions, students learn to practice and improve their communication and presentation skills, and work in teams to solve challenges with support from mentors and volunteers from the local business community. This gives students exposure to real challenges that companies confront in their businesses while motivating them to be successful in the labor market. The link between business and education helps students to develop skills that are relevant to the workplace and allows them to apply their academic learning to real life situations.
JA Ghana has organized Innovation Camps with Fidelity Bank, where students were challenged to develop banking solutions that encourage young people to save and with GE (General Electric), which aimed at supporting and promoting STEM opportunities and careers among students. Corporate volunteers interact with and contribute to the growth and development of students, giving them insight into the possibilities of their future professional lives.