Who We Are
Who We Are
Junior Achievement (JA) Ghana is a member of JA Worldwide, one of the world’s largest global, nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering young people to own their economic success by enhancing the relevance of education. JA’s unique and experiential programs focus on the areas of work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy.
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.
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.