JA’s unique, experiential programs encourage young people to experience the realities of work and life in the 21st Century. Our programs show students the value of education, bridge the gap of what they are learning in the classroom with the real world, and equip them with the skills and tools they need to be more successful in school and their future careers.
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, banking. At the high school level, 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.
Attention is also paid to the out-of- school youth through programs that provide basic business education to equip them with practical business tools they need to become financially self-sufficient. We equip them to be more effective and profitable in the workforce by giving them first-hand insight into the world of work and developing their soft and hard 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. There is a growing interest and need for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) modules. Our STEM programs expose students to skills needed in STEM-related industries and also provide basic understanding of STEM career opportunities available within their communities.