Friday, 16 December 2016

JAN Awards Dinner.

On Tuesday 13th December, 2016, all friends, partners, volunteers, trustees, alumni, and staff of Junior Achievement Nigeria were duly represented at the JAN Awards Dinner which held at the Landmark Event Centre Oniru Victoria Island, Lagos.

The dinner themed “Partnering to Drive Change” was an opportunity to honor individuals and organisations who have made outstanding contributions to JAN in the course of the year. The award categories and winners are:

·         Most Supportive School – Caro Favoured School, Ajegunle, Lagos
·         Most Outstanding Teacher – Mr. Mark Okoh, Principal, Caro Favoured School, Ajegunle Lagos
·         Most Outstanding Alumni – Mr. Tunji Eleso, Managing Partner, Cc Hub
·         Most Involved Board Member – Stanbic IBTC
·         Longest Serving Board Member – Citi Bank
·         Most Supportive Board Member – First Bank of Nigeria
·         Best Implementation Partner – Africa Capital Alliance Foundation
·         Best Implementation Partner – Lagos Business School
·         Most Outstanding Staff Member – Mr. Emmanuel Oturu, Programs Manager, South-South Region
·         Most Outstanding Volunteer – Mr. Kelechukwu Igwe

In attendance was Ogun State’s Commissioner for Education and Science, Mrs. Moji Mojota, who was the Keynote Speaker of the night. Her speech was inspiring and highly convincing as her words reflected her joys of having volunteered with JAN in the past, leading to her painting a vivid picture of Nigeria’s educational system, stressing the need for the support of Junior Achievement Nigeria. Also present at the Event was Mr. Niyi Yusuf, JAN BOD Chairman, Folake Ani Mumuney, JAN, BOD Vice Chairman and more.

We also had presentations from students and alumni of JA Elementary School Program (ESP), Junior Secondary School Program (JSP, JA Company Program, and Venture in Management Program (ViMP). The Innovative Minds (2016 National Company of the Year Winners) also made a mind blowing presentation of their product to attendees.

For us all at JAN, the events of the evening is a motive=ation for us not to relent on every effort to reache our goal of One Million by 2020. To support JAN by volunteering or donation, please visit

The ACA Foundation Team: Lardell Robbins, Oare Ehiemua, Obi Nwogugu

Uche Pedro, CEO, BellaNaija, Simi Nwogugu, Executive Director, JAN, Lolade Awogbade, Special Projects, Union Bank, Nkechi Eze, Editor, BellaNaija/JAN Alumni.

JAN Staff Members: Ijeoma Onyeachonam, Ifeoma Okonji, Saratu Bijimi, Tobe Ifeanyi, Petra Erhiyoma.

Wednesday, 2 November 2016


Junior Achievement Nigeria in partnership with Citi Bank celebrates the 2016 World Savings Day with students of Government College, Marroco, Ikoyi and Government College, Waziri Ibrahim, Victoria Island, Lagos State.

The facilitators, Mr. Opeyemi Olomo, Treasury & Trade, CitiBank and Mrs. Lola Oyeka, Head Public Affairs, CitiBank educated the students in both schools about savings; why they need to save, what they should save, when they should save and where they should save. both sessions were interactive and students were able to share their their personal experiences on saving and shared personal reasons why they save. 

The reason for saving for most of them, is to help support their parents with their financial commitment to their education. Students also were  interested in the subject of saving for retirement and insurance.

Mr. Opeyemi Olomo, Treasury & Trade, CitiBank, Mr. Titilade Adeniran, Programs Officer, JA Nigeria with Students of Government College, Marroco.

Saturday, 15 October 2016

National Company of the Year Competition #NCOY2016 Photos: The Finalists (3/3)

Ms. Adaeze Oputa, Director In-School Programs JAN delivering the vote of thanks. 
3rd Place Winner: New Era Company, Asokoro Community Staff School, Abuja
Best CSR Award: The Explorers,Company Government Secondary School, Tundun Wada, Jos

2nd Place Winner: Excellent Achievers Company, Methodist Girls Secondary School, Port Harcourt

The Winners of the 2016 National Company of the Year Competition: Innovative Minds, Caro Favored College, Agejunle


National Company of the Year Competition #NCOY2016 Photos: Student Presentations (2/3)

Region | South West
Location | Lagos
School | Caro Favored College, Ajegunle
Company Name | Innovative Minds  

Company Executives  
Diko Bright – President
Anthanesius Virginia – Managing Director
Ifedora Chiamaka – VP Finance 
Ogechi Amadi – VP Human Resources
Engr. Kelechukwu Igwe – Teacher

About the company |The members of Innovative Minds produced programmable DOT Matrix LED displays which they were able to sell to the small business owners within the Ajegunle community who were not otherwise able to afford such an elegant way to advertise their products and services. The product was sold with a smart remote control that enabled owners to change the messages scrolling across the screen as often as they deemed necessary without having to engage the services of an IT professional. Over the course of the school year, the team upgraded to an Eco-friendly version that didn't require a power source due to shortage of electricity supply in their community.In addition to their LED display they also sold black shoe polish as a mini-product to support the development of their main product. It was a fierce competition but Innovative Minds emerged the winner because of the combination of their savvy use of technology, effective marketing and meeting a critical need in their community. 

Region | North Central
Location | Abuja
School | Asokoro Community Staff School, Abuja
Company Name | New Era Company

Company Executives 
Okpara Kelechi – VP Production
Gabriel Comfort – VP Public Relations
Ikiriko Deborah – VP Finance
Okafor Ebube – VP Marketing
Mrs. Rachael Akinlo – Teacher

About the company | As a team, they decided to choose the name “New Era” because they strongly believed there is no greater time for change than the present. The effects of global warming are evident in our unfavorable climactic conditions with negative impacts on the welfare of its citizens. This creates the necessity to recycle our waste products and eliminate litter in our environment. Turning trash to treasure is how the New Era Company developed a brilliant way to save our planet. They created all our products by recycling discarded items at little or no cost and resold these items to friends and family. 

Region | South East
Location | Enugu
School | Graceland College, Enugu
Company Name | Golden Scepter Company

Company Executives
Nwamaka Eze – President
Whitney Maduka – VP Human Resources
Obi Okoye – VP Production
Kaeto Nwankwo – VP Finance
Atabo Oruma – Teacher 

About the Company: They produced “pom pom” mats made from yarn, Chandeliers and Aquatic tiles. They sold their products to parents in their school and also used the social media to advertise their products. They also created a localized version of Monopoly and for their CSR they visited the Motherless Babies home, Homes for the elderly and created a path to ease the effects of erosion on their school farm. 

Region | North Central
Location | Jos
School | Government Secondary School, Tundun Wada, Jos
Company Name | The Explorers Company

Company Executives
Godiya Sunday Njien – President
John Kure Abba – Vice President
Rosemary Sunday Onoja – Member
Mary Zilly Sunday – Member
Mr. David Mac Ogah – Teacher 

About the Company | The Explorers, of Government Secondary School Tudun Wada Jos, Plateau State began with 36 shareholders and grew to 89 shareholders. The company‘s vision is to enhance and improve economic growth through entrepreneurship development and its mission is to develop young vibrate entrepreneur for job creation. The company utilized the huge business potential in cosmetics especially in areas such as kampala making (Tie and dye) knitting paint making, bead-making as well as food processing and preservation. 

Region | South-South
Location | Port Harcourt
School | Methodist Girls Secondary School, Port Harcourt
Company Name | Excellent Achievers Company

Company Executives
Etoma Samuel – President
Christabel Israel – VP Marketing
Hannah Nwamkpa – VP Production
Rahanatu Mahmud – VP Finance
Mr. Igwe Kenneth – Teacher 

About the Company |Excellent Achievers Limited Company was made up of students who had skills in a variety of skills such as arts/crafts, science and technology. As a result of these abilities they were able to produce a variety of product for their target market. They produced an Irrigation water system, grocery bags, chandeliers and household products. Their marketing strategy brought them many sales and the company performed well this year according to their financial statement. For CSR they visited a home for the elderly because they understood the need for happiness, health and long life. They presented songs, dance shows, food items and materials. They also visited the Motherless Babies home and organized motivational talks and entrepreneurial skills training, encouraging them to be what God has created them to be.

 Trade Booth Display