JA Uganda
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The JA Company Program is the flagship program of Junior Achievement world over. The model helps young people aged 13-18 appreciate and better understand the role of business in our society. With the support and guidance of volunteers from the local business community, JA Company Program provides basic economic education for high school students.

It unlocks the innate ability in high school students to fill a need or solve a problem in their community by launching a business venture and unleashing their entrepreneurial spirit

By organizing and operating an actual business enterprise, students not only learn how businesses function, but they also learn about the structure of free enterprise system and the benefits it provides.

JA Company Program is a 15-week course and is recommended for High School students designed to inspire and nurture entrepreneurial skills, financial literacy and work readiness amongst the youth.

By utilizing a learning model that incorporates 21st century technology and contemporary teaching methods, students learn in ways that foster innovation and ingenuity. Volunteer role models connect with students in both traditional and digital classrooms while sharing their personal and professional experiences to further ignite students’ entrepreneurial spirit.

The Process

The program involves 12 key sessions with objectives for each session
What is done when in the establishment of the company during the year

  • Kick off of events/ seminars, networking groups, innovation camps, basic TOTs, contact with schools, Trade fairs/competitions etc
  • Establishing the mini company- sale of shares, By-laws, registration, business advisor
  • Operation – developing the business plan, meetings of the company, bank A/C, purchasing, production, marketing, maintain accounting and attend trade fairs
  • Liquidation – Ending production, sales, contracts, financial closing, writing annual report, AGM, payment of Dividends / bonus, submission of Annual report
  • The ups and downs during the year – start up, creativity & business idea, discussing with suppliers, production, work on the business plan, trade fairs / competitions

Our Vision

Develop a national capacity driven by hands-on human resources.

Our Mission

To educate and inspire young people to value free enterprise, ethical business practice, become financially literate and economically independent as a means of improving the quality of their lives.

Our Goals

  • Build innovative attitudes for the current and near future generation that will facilitate socially balanced economic growth
  • Bridge the gap through comparison of classroom theoretical knowledge acquired by in-school youth, with the challenges faced in real work place environment.
  • Inculcate ethical business practices, social responsibility and career mapping, and identifying talent and creativity at a youthful age.
  • Augment national and global efforts towards reducing extreme poverty, youth unemployment and financial illiteracy.

Our Core Values

  • Belief in the boundless potential of young people.
  • Commitment to the principles of market based economics & entrepreneurship.
  • Passion for what we do, honesty, integrity and excellence in how we do it.
  • Respect for talents, creativity, perspectives and backgrounds of all.
  • Belief in the power of partnership & collaboration.
  • Conviction in quality educational and motivational impact of relevant hands-on learning.