Youth Entrepreneurship Essay Competition


To commemorate International Youth Day, Junior Achievement Nigeria is organizing a “Youth Entrepreneurship Essay Competition” in partnership with Access Bank.
The Youth Entrepreneurship Essay Competition is open to young adults between the ages of 16 and 27. All interested parties are invited to submit a 500-word essay discussing “How Can Entrepreneurship solve the Youth Unemployment Crisis in Nigeria?”
How to apply:
Step 1: Visit our website, Step 2:  Click on the International youth day icon “ click here to apply” Step 3: Review the instructions, complete application and include your 500- word essay Step 4: Click submit Step 5: Make sure you receive a completion message in your email box; this will let you know if your submission was successful.
Please note that essay submissions will close on Thursday, August 24th, 2017 at 5:00 pm. The winners will receive cash prizes ranging from 100,000 Nair…
“JAN Made Me Who I Am Today". JAN Alumni Adebayo Fashanu Tells JA Africa.

Adedayo Fashanu participated in the JA company program whilst in Cayley College in Lagos State, Nigeria in the year 2005-2006. Junior Achievement came to her school and her year group was the first set to experience the JA Company Program. Together with her peers, they created an Enterprise and their business was fashioned around jewellery making using African beads. She was selected by her peers to be the president of their JA Enterprise. They created a business plan under the supervision of an assigned JA official mentor and sold shares to the parents at PTA meetings and after school. The enterprise was a huge success and one of the most remarkable experiences of her school years. Till today that memory still resides deeply with her and her peers and they often share fond memories of how JA brought them closer together.
She also participated in the LEAD CAMP after taking a CAMBRIDGE exam JA orchestrated. Sh…


Junior Achievement Nigeria is partnering with Sasol to empower 300 out-of-school youth in Lagos through Junior Achievement’s Immersion Training Strategy: Targeting Young Marginalized Entrepreneurs (JA ITS TYME) program.
The JA ITS TYME curriculum delivered by staff and volunteers of Junior Achievement Nigeria is designed to provide basic business education to out-of-school youth through a variety of hands-on activities and supplements supporting a diverse range of learners. During the program, which will span through the period of one year, participants will have the liberty to select any skill from a wide range of options provided by the Lagos State Skill Acquisition Centre, Mushin, Lagos State.
Ms. Ade Sofola, Director of Programs, JAN speaking on the program said “Junior Achievement Nigeria is excited to partner with Sasol to develop young people in Lagos. Nigeria faces the challenge of economic dev…

JAN Wins FILEX Corporate Achievement Award

JAN Wins FILEX Corporate Achievement Award
JAN received the “Corporate Achievement Award to a non-financial institution” at the annual Financial Literacy Excellence (FILEX) Awards. The Award which is aimed at celebrating and recognizing leadership and innovations that promote financial literacy in Nigeria was presented to JAN for its impact in financial literacy nationwide.

Speaking at the awards ceremony, Dr. Bola Fajemirokun of DIN Resource Centre said “The Awards celebrate the important work by individuals and organizations aimed at improving knowledge and awareness of financial matters among consumers. Financial Literacy can only be achieved through targeted financial education initiatives and these must be grounded in a thorough understanding of the financial behaviours and attitudes of Nigerian consumers”.

On receiving the award, the Associate Director of Programs, JAN, Ms. Adaeze Oputa expressed JAN's appreciation stating that Financial Literacy, Work Readiness and Entrepren…

JAN Wins JA Worldwide Alumni Engagement Award

At the Global Leadership Conference awards dinner, Junior Achievement Nigeria won the JA Worldwide award for best alumni engagement strategy. Junior Achievement Nigeria was the only African JA member nation nominated in this category.

The JA Alumni Engagement Award recognizes the member countries, U.S. Areas and Regional Operating Centers that have developed the most robust alumni strategies including tracking, communication and engagement projects for JA alumni. 

JA leadership teams from around the world converged in Atlanta, Georgia to celebrate, network with colleagues, and learn from each other and industry experts during the 2017 Global Leadership Conference. Those in attendance participated in breakout discussions and received practical information to enhance local operational effectiveness and professional development from globally recognized speakers.

During the Global Leadership Conference themed, &#…

LEAD Camp Participants' PSA

GETTING YOUR MESSAGE ACROSS. At the LEAD Camp, part of the skills the girls are trained on is being able to get their message across through effective communication and how to effectively use the mass media. They have the privilege of being mentored by leading media practitioners in traditional and digital media space, who help the girls through the process of creating a media message on topical issues in the society.
Media Mentor: Adenike Oyetunde Media: Nigeria Info Topic: Problem a Girl Child Faces in Nigeria The girls spoke on different problems facing the girl child in Nigeria. The subtopics were; Age Of Consent, Educating The Girl Child, Sexual Assault, Sex Trafficking, Lack Of Sanitary Pads.
Media Mentor: Munachi Okey-Nwosu Media: Bellanaija Topic: I Am The video was made to correct the negative perception about females while laying emphasis on the fact that so much potential lie in females and they can’t be stopped. They had the following terms; I am powerful, I am human, I am beautif…

Entrepreneurship is not an accident!

Entrepreneurship is not an accident! – Deborah Adeboyejo.
As much as Entrepreneurship is a national emergency in many developing nations of the world like Nigeria. Structured, Opportunity entrepreneurship should be the ideal choice. . Entrepreneurship should be seen as a deliberate holistic decision to create value for society rather than a 'QUICK FIX' to 'FAST MONEY' or just for 'SURVIVAL'.  Opportunity over Necessity. . Yes, we need Entrepreneurs but we also need to let them know it is not first for the pleasure but a national service (sometimes delayed gratification)... This type of MINDSET PRODUCES EFFECTIVE AND SUSTAINABLE ENTREPRENEURSHIP. . Yes, avalanche of businesses are needed daily, some will fail and some will succeed. Hence entrepreneurship should be encouraged, celebrated, empowered, and structured to facilitate the emergence of more. . Yes, there is a need to tie the ends of large informal sectors (value created is so powerful here) and get them empowered…