JA Uganda Announces Call for Applications for the Social Equity Project in Partnership with Z Zurich Foundation
Uganda, February 7th, 2023: In August 2022, Z Zurich Foundation announced a three-year partnership with JA Worldwide and JA Africa that will enable thousands of youth across Uganda to access JA programs that will set them on the path to success, not just as individuals but as leaders who influence positive change within their communities.
Today, JA Uganda, a member of JA Worldwide, is proud to officially launch the beginning of learning experiences in Uganda under this partnership. Implemented as three-day boot camps culminating in three months of mentorship and coaching by industry leaders for the winning teams, this Social Equity Project will reach 10,000 youth in Uganda across four districts (Kampala, Mbale, Jinja, Gulu) this year, in partnership with community centers, vocational training institutions and ICT Hubs. Interested youth can register here and will be placed at a community center or partnering institute, or hub near them.
The Programme will also ensure that mental well-being is incorporated as a priority for human development.
The Z Zurich Foundation – JA Uganda partnership is set to empower young people in Uganda to succeed as both innovative job creators and well-qualified job seekers, following the path best suited to their economic realities.
“Gone are the days when we used to study for the purpose of passing; the question now is what is the child able to do with their own hands”says George Muteekanga, the Assistant commissioner in charge of private school and institutions of higher learning-Ministry of Education and Sports.
About JA Uganda
Junior Achievement (JAU) Uganda —a member of JA Worldwide—is one of Uganda`s largest and most-impactful youth-serving NGOs. JA Uganda has a presence in 17 operating regions in the country and has reached over 200,000 youth since its inception in 2008. It reaches youth through entrepreneurship, work readiness, and financial health training. Visit https://jauganda.org/ for details.
About Z Zurich Foundation
The Z Zurich Foundation works alongside Zurich Insurance Group employees and other stakeholders as well as with governments and NGOs in pursuit of a future where people can thrive in the face of increasing climate hazards, where those of us feeling the stresses of life are empowered to speak up, and where the marginalized in our society can reach their full potential.
The Z Zurich Foundation is a Swiss-based charitable foundation established by members of the Zurich Insurance Group. It is the main vehicle by which Zurich Insurance Group delivers on its global community investment strategy. Visit Z Zurich Foundation’s website to learn more about its work: https://zurich.foundation.
Carol Kisukye Ndilima
Social Equity Project Lead
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