Junior Achievement Uganda Announces a Partnership with Ray of Hope Medical Missions

February 7, 2022

Junior Achievement (JA) Uganda and Ray of Hope Medical Missions are proud to announce a strategic partnership that will result into a cutting-edge, experiential and inspirational learning opportunity for at least 100 youths in villages around the Hope Centre, in Bigando, Rakai District.

The partnership brings together both organizations whose missions are largely similar when it comes to youth development. Tailoring JA’s tested and proven practical entrepreneurship, financial literacy plus skills for employability model–The JA Company Program. JA shall involve an innovative approach that blends the acquisition of technical skills with an entrepreneurial perspective at the same time cultivating positive attitudes and other salient soft skills that will enable the youth in Rakai to learn to work and win with others in society.

JA Uganda and Ray of Hope will pilot this program in 2022 among under privileged young people in Rakai between the ages of 18-35. We shall involve an innovative approach that blends the acquisition of technical skills with an entrepreneurial perspective at the same time cultivating positive attitudes and other salient soft skills that will enable the youth learn to work and win with others in society.

This learning by doing practical methodology delivered in small groups  deep-dives them into the economic world putting them at the Centre stage of the learning process, evoking knowledge, ability to do, eagerness to act (i.e. utilizing knowledge and skill acquired) to enable them stand up and be counted plus live together in fair and economically able livelihoods.

 

The Learning Concepts will Include; Self-awareness, Exploration of own environment, skills, abilities and resources for business idea generation, Business plan, Capitalization, Company structure, Entrepreneurial facts, myths, and traits, Financial tools, Launch a business venture, Leadership, Marketing, Personal action plan, Pitch, Product development process, Product and service evaluation, Quality control, Sales techniques, Supply chain, SWOT analysis, Annual reporting, Liquidation etc. Participants shall be inspired to form and register formally group venture to benefit from available youth, women and many more government prosperity/empowerment initiatives.

The outcomes of the proposed project will be empowered youth in the community with Entrepreneurial skills and knowledge that is necessary for them to establish and effectively manage businesses enterprise.

 

5 of the trained youth will receive additional training so they can mentor both other youth for sustainability purposes.

 

About JA Uganda:

Junior Achievement (JA) is one of the largest global NGOs dedicated to addressing fundamental social and economic challenges of young people by educating and empowering them to transform their future and own their economic success.

Through the delivery of cutting-edge, experiential learning in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship, we effectively broaden the canvas of possibility for young people and enrich their ability to both engage in their own economic development and contribute to the strength of their families, communities, and economies.

 

Junior Achievement Uganda (JA) is a non-profit organization established in 2008 in Uganda as a member nation of JA Worldwide operating mainly in schools & for the last 3 years, involving out of school youth impacting over 130000 learners with the JA flagship program—the JA Company Program to date.

About Ray of Hope Medical Missions:

Ray of Hope Medical Missions is a 501c (3) non-profit organization on a mission to catalyze positive change among underprivileged communities. Since its beginnings in 2012, the organization has been striving to make a global impact by sharing Christ’s love, facilitating life-changing surgeries for children of underdeveloped countries, reducing infant mortality by providing a modern birthplace; and providing mission opportunities both internationally and in the home.

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