o In October 2008, we signed an MOU with the Ghana Education Service of the Ministry of Education to strengthen our partnership with the government in imparting entrepreneurial and “real world” business knowledge and hands-on experience to students across the country.
o In partnership with Compassion International (NGO) JA Ghana has being delivering its career programme for kids under the Compassion International programme since 2010 and have reached over 2500 kids.
o JA Ghana in partnership with Newmont Ghana Gold Ltd delivered it JA Company Program for a little over 800 students in Gyedu ICCES in the Asutifi District in the Brong Ahafo Region and 5 other Integrated Community Centre for Employable Skills Centres (ICCES) in Greater Accra Region in 2008.
Junior Achievement Ghana has over the years of partnership with education, government, and the private sector to inspire and prepare the Ghanaian youth to succeed in a global economy.
Junior Achievement has served communities as diverse as the people involved. In Ghana, JA has accomplished a number of key priorities that will provide the impetus for meeting its growth plans. Some of the accomplishment includes:
• JA Ghana in partnership with Nokia also delivered a JA cross-border international entrepreneurship program, Enterprise without Borders (EwB) with 210 selected students from 12 senior high schools from five regions (Central, Greater Accra, Eastern, Volta and Upper East). Through this program one of such student enterprises Half and Half Trade at Lambertseter Secondary School in Oslo, Norway visited Ghana to sign a partnership agreement with a Ghanaian student enterprise GIANT LINK from Ghana Secondary Technical School in February 2011.
• Junior Achievement Ghana was part of 2 countries selected in Africa for the program due to its significant contribution to the growth and impact of entrepreneurship education for young people since 2009.
• Through a competitive process, I have been asked by JA Worldwide to host the second edition of the 2011 JA Africa Region JA Company of the Year Competition which brings about 200 delegates of successful student-created and operated companies ages 15-19years from 18 sub-Saharan countries together to showcase business expertise and hands-on learning from October 18-22, 2011
• Was selected as one of 50 Young Professionals from the Commonwealth by the Commonwealth Secretariat and spoke on the topic “Access to Finance for Business Start ups at the Commonwealth Local Government Young Professionals Forum in Cardiff, Wales in March 2011.
• Restored Ghana’s 5-year Operating License with JA Worldwide Headquarters in Colorado and negotiated office equipment donation from Dell Corporation.
• In partnership with Compassion International (NGO) JA Ghana has being delivering its career programme for kids under the Compassion International programme since 2010 and have reached over 2500 kids.
• JA Ghana in partnership with Newmont Ghana Gold Ltd delivered it JA Company Program for a little over 800 students in Gyedu ICCES in the Asutifi District in the Brong Ahafo Region and 5 other Integrated Community Centre for Employable Skills Centres (ICCES) in Greater Accra Region in
• JA Ghana in partnership with Youth Harvest Foundation (NGO) in the Upper East of Ghana delivered the first out-of school programme for a group of young apprentices.
In partnership with the Coca-Cola Bottling Company Ltd the following programs were delivered:
o JA Job Shadow for 1,200 students in 12 Junior High Schools from Greater Accra Region in 2009.
o JA Our Nation for 1,800 students in 12 Junior High Schools from Greater Accra Region in 2009.
o 10 JA Company Program for 300 students in 10 Senior High Schools from Eastern, and Greater Accra Regions in 2009.
o JA Career with a Purpose for 1,500 students in 15 Junior High and 1 Senior High Schools in Greater Accra Region in 2009.
o JA Its My Business for 2000 students in 20 Junior High Schools and 2 Senior High Schools from Brong Ahafo, Ashanti, and Western Regions in the first quarter of 2010.
As part of JA Ghana 3-year partnership with Barclays Bank the following programs have been delivered as well:
o JA Job shadow for 589 students from 16 Senior High Schools. Volta, Eastern, Central, Western and Greater Accra Regions in 2009.
o JA Our Nation for 1,500 students in 9 Junior High Schools from Ablekuma District in Greater Accra Region in 2009.
o 26 JA Company Program for 780 students in 16 Senior High Schools from Western, Central, Volta, and Upper East Regions in 2009.
o Innovation Camp for 170 students selected from 17 Senior High Schools from Eastern, Central, Volta, and Greater Accra Regions in 2009.
o JA Career with A Purpose for 1,200 students in 12 Junior High Schools from Greater Accra Region in 2009.
oJA Its My Business for 1,600 students in 10 Junior High Schools from Eastern and Greater Accra Regions in first quarter of 2010.
•JA Ghana in partnership with Goldfields Ghana Ltd has also held the Innovation Camp for 90 students in 6 Senior High Schools from Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipal Assembly and Huni-Valley District in 2009.
• In collaboration with Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV) funding from the Agricultural Development Bank (ADB), JA Ghana organized Career with A Purpose Program for 300 student’s tertiary students from the Ho Polytechnic in Volta Region in November 2009.
•JA Innovation Camp was also held at the University of Ghana for Milead fellows’ programme which brought together 25 young undergraduate and graduate ladies from 12 African countries under the Junior Achievement Ghana and Moremi Initiative (International NGO) partnership.The first national company competition was held. The competition is JA Worldwide annual celebration of the achievements of JA Company students nationally.
• At this event, JA Companies proudly present the results of the enterprise and learning experience.80 high school students from 10 senior high schools who have completed the JA Company Program competed for the coveted JA Company of the Year Award.
• They presented their annual business reports to a panel judges drawn from the private sector (Barclays Bank of Ghana Limited, The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Ghana Limited, Fidelity Bank of Ghana Limited and Nestle Ghana Limited).
• Raised US$50,000 from Ecobank Ghana, Newmont Gold Ghana Limited and other key stakeholders to provide entrepreneurial and financial literacy training to Technical & Vocational Skills trainees from the Greater Accra & Brong Ahafo regions.
• Secured approval of over US$30,000 from Barclays Bank to implement JA Our Nation® to about 2000 primary school students.
• Served as resource person for the UNFPA for Poverty Alleviation & Wealth Creation at the 2008 AfriYAN Burkina Faso Capacity Building Session.
• Signed MOU with British Council Ghana Limited and secured counterpart funding to pilot JA Programs with DTA (Debate-To-Action) facilitators in the Upper East Region. Also raised US$11,000 from Goldfields Mining to implement JA Programs.
• Secured In-kind support from Coca-Cola to train 63 employees from Barclays Bank and 146 instructors under the Ministry of Manpower Youth and Development to deliver JA Company Program®
• Was a member of a task force of Executive Directors in the Africa Region that recommended high impact programs for the regionat regional conferences in Lagos and Lusaka. Have also raised $40, 000 from the Coca-Cola Africa Foundation and a further $30,000 under the Barclays Africa Regional grant.
• Was featured in 2006/2007 Annual Report of JA Worldwide due to purposeful leadership and consistent performance.
• Have trained about 20 US Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) under the Small Enterprise Development (SED) Program to deliver entrepreneurial programs to rural youth across the country. Secured approval of over 5,000 Euros from Oikonomos Foundation.
• Was a member of the selecting committee for the Fuqua Global Excellence Award at the 2008 World Leadership Conference (WLC) with JA Worldwide senior management in Miami, Florida. Am now part of a 7-member think-thank that advises the Africa Regional Office (ROC) on Strategic plans and directors for the Africa Region of JA Worldwide.