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    Junior Achievement South Africa (JA) is proud to announce the 2024 three-month implementation of its Youth Enterprise Development Program (YEDP) in partnership with Sasfin. The YEDP initiative serves to empower underserved youth in Tladi, Soweto, by providing practical skills in starting and scaling a business, fostering economic empowerment, and creating sustainable opportunities for the next generation.

    Through a series of workshops, mentorship sessions, and hands-on activities, participants have been immersed in the world of entrepreneurship, learning crucial concepts such as business planning, financial management, marketing strategies, and networking.

    Tladi, situated in the heart of Soweto, is a vibrant community known for its rich cultural heritage and entrepreneurial spirit. However, like many underserved areas, Tladi faces socio-economic challenges, including high unemployment rates and limited access to opportunities for youth development. The implementation of JA’s YEDP in Tladi holds significant promise in fostering a spirit of innovation, resilience, and economic self-sufficiency among its residents.

    We are thrilled to collaborate with Sasfin in bringing the Youth Enterprise Development Program to the vibrant community of Tladi, Soweto. Through this initiative, we aim to empower young people with the skills, knowledge, and confidence needed to pursue their entrepreneurial aspirations and contribute meaningfully to their community’s socio-economic development,” says Nelo Spies, Junior Achievement South Africa, Executive Director. 

    The success of the YEDP implementation in Tladi, Soweto, is a testament to the collective efforts of Junior Achievement South Africa, Sasfin, and the local community. As we celebrate this milestone, we look forward to continuing our journey of empowering youth, unlocking potential, and building a brighter future for generations to come.

    About JA South Africa

    Junior Achievement (JA) South Africa is one of South Africa’s largest and most-impactful youth-serving NGOs. JA South Africa has a presence in all nine provinces and has reached over 600,000 youth since its inception in 1979. It is JA Africa’s oldest chapter and reaches youth through work readiness, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship. Visit www.jasa.org.za for details.

    Media Enquiries: 

    Bernadette Bule 

    Junior Achievement South Africa 

    Marketing and Communications Manager

    [email protected]

    +27 82 656 9746