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JAN RECEIVES CITI’S $150,000 GRANT TO EMPOWER YOUTH IN THE NORTH-EAST Junior Achievement Nigeria has received a grant of $150,000 from Citi Foundation to empower 250 youth aged 18 to 35. The grant will be used for the implementation of Junior Achievement’s Immersion Training Strategy: Targeting Young Marginalized Entrepreneurs (JA ITS TYME) program for a period of 2 years.
At the end, the top fifty will be given funds to support their businesses, including an opportunity to be apprentice of successful business leaders for a set period of time.

Speaking at the Citi Town Hall on Thursday, 21st September 2017, Mrs. Simi Nwogugu, Executive Director, Junior Achievement Nigeria, touched on the history of Citi and JAN's partnership to date as she thanked the leadership and staff of Citi for their continued support of Junior Achievement Nigeria.
L-R: Mrs. Lola Oyeka, Country Public Affairs Officer, Nigeria and Ghana, Citibank, Mr. Peter McCarthy, Chief Administrative Officer, EMEA, Citi and M…

2017 Junior Achievement Nigeria's Youth Entrepreneurship Essay Competition; Winning Essays.

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HOW CAN ENTREPRENEURSHIP SOLVE THE YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT CRISIS IN NIGERIA? - By Mariam Azeez
L-R:Mrs. Simi Nwogugu, Executive Director, JAN, Miss Mariam Azeez, Winner, 2017 JAN IYD Essay Competition, Ms. Olayinka Yomi-Tokosi,  Head, Youth Banking, Plc., Bizzle Osikoya, Entertainment Entrepreneur.
31st March 2016. The journey of four years ends today. I have finally achieved the goal of bagging a degree in Economics. I know I’m supposed to be happy. But where will I find a paying and befitting job to take care of Mama and my siblings?
Those are the thoughts that run through the mind of an average Nigerian graduate upon completion of their programmes. Out of the thousands of graduates churned out annually by tertiary institutions, only a handful of them get employed, not forgetting the fact that there exists a battalion of unemployed youths. According to the National Bureau of Statistics Q4 2016 reports, youth unemployment stands at 47.4%. The youths are the bane of any nation and any develo…

JAN YOUTH ESSAY COMPETITION 2017 AWARDS GIVING CEREMONY

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JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT NIGERIA  PARTNERS ACCESS BANK TO COMMEMORATE INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY 2017. To commemorate the International Youth Day, which was on August 12th, 2017, Junior Achievement Nigeria in partnership with Access Bank engaged over 2000 youth across Nigeria through Junior Achievement Nigeria’s Youth Entrepreneurship Essay Competition.
The Youth Entrepreneurship Essay Competition was open to young adults between the ages of 16 and 27. Apart from the prizes available to be won, the 500-word essay discussing “How Can Entrepreneurship solve the Youth Unemployment Crisis in Nigeria?” was designed to feel the pulse of the youth, their intellectual contribution towards solving the unemployment crisis in Nigeria and national development as a whole.
The winners received cash prizes ranging from 100,000 Naira to 50,000 Naira, a chance to publish their articles in a Nigerian daily newspaper and the opportunity to represent Junior Achievement Nigeria at a youth entrepreneurship forum.
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JAN EMPOWERS 600 STUDENTS FROM LAGOS STATE READY SET WORK PROGRAM

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JAN EMPOWERS 600 STUDENTS FROM LAGOS STATE READY SET WORK PROGRAM
Earlier in the year, we announced the ongoing collaboration of Junior Achievement Nigeria with the Lagos State Ministry of Education as one of the implementation partners for the 2017 edition of Ready Set Work. The one year program which began in August is designed to impact about 12,000 students from tertiary institutions in Lagos State. They will be equipped with skills that will help them succeed in the work place and as entrepreneurs.

JAN staff, Mrs. Rita Odion, Programs Manager, JAN and Mr. Adegbola Abiodun, Senior Programs Manager, have been serving as volunteer facilitators of RSW at the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH) and Lagos State University (LASU) centres. They have taught over 600 students.  






JAN ED TEACHES AT OGUN STATE SUMMER CAMP

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JAN ED TEACHES AT OGUN STATE SUMMER CAMP
For the second consecutive year, the Executive Director of JAN, Mrs. Simi Nwogugu, facilitated a session on goal setting during the Ogun State summer camp program with the support of the Honorable Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mrs. Modupe Mujota.

Over two hundred eager students were in attendance during the camp. The students who excelled during the third term 2016/2017 unified examination in the state public secondary schools across the state were selected to participate in the free program. 




Published by: Petra Erhiyoma, JAN

JAN PARTNERS WITH ACT FOUNDATION TO EXPAND INTO OYO AND OSUN STATES

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JAN PARTNERS WITH ACT FOUNDATION TO EXPAND INTO OYO AND OSUN STATES
Junior Achievement Nigeria and twenty two other nonprofit organisations benefited from Aspire Coronation Trust (ACT) Foundation’s 2017 grant scheme. The grant for Junior Achievement Nigeria will be used to fund the implementation of JA Company Program and JA Be Entrepreneurial in Osun State and Oyo State.
Speaking on the grant scheme, Ms. Osayi Alile, CEO, ACT Foundation said “Our desire to change the world cannot be done by us alone and so we are excited to announce that we have selected 23 deserving nonprofit organizations to partner with in order to achieve our aim of creating positive social impact in our world.” The JAN team represented by Ms. Ade Sofola, Director of Programs and Mr. Adegbola Abiodun, Senior Programs Manager had successful visits to the ministries of education and other concerned authorities in both states.

JAN programs in both locations are set to kick off in September. If you are a business prof…

Youth Entrepreneurship Essay Competition

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PARTICIPATE IN JAN'S YOUTH ESSAY COMPETITION TO WIN 100,000 NAIRA AND MORE!

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, www.ja-nigeria.org 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…