Entrepreneurship is key to addressing youth unemployment in our country. At JA South Africa we act as a catalyst to addressing this need in our country by providing practical skills, that empower future generations with the skills they need to shape their future.
JA South Africa programmes target Primary School learners, High School learners and Out of School Youth. Our programmes are divided into:
Interventions range from workshops of a few hours up to eight months. Designed to deliver measurable results, learners actively engage in real business and financial activities that encourage teamwork and leadership, with the flagship Enterprise Programme requiring learners to start up and run a real small business.
This programme also forms the basis of our premium programmes, which also incorporate financial literacy and workplace readiness to provide a holistic solution.
Through action learning, participants tackle real issues related to starting up and running a small business and graduates are equipped with the skills to start and build their own businesses or shape their careers in a knowledgeable and directed manner.
The impact is measurable. Not only do the students demonstrate a significant understanding of economics and business concepts but the premium programmes are recognised by the Services Seta. The Entrepreneurship Academy programme, aimed at Grade 10 and 11 learners, is NQF level 2 accredited and the Youth Enterprise Development Programme, aimed at out-of-school youth, is accredited at level 4.
These programmes centre mainly on entrepreneurial development whilst also providing well-rounded training that includes financial literacy and workplace readiness.
This incubator style programme is run over three months, during which students are required to start..Read more
This programme incorporates the entrepreneurial, financial literacy and workplace readiness facets...Read more
We offer a range of programmes focusing on entrepreneurship.
This intensive business programme, learners start up and run their own business after selecting...Read more
Learners are guided through the process of developing the essential components of a business plan, challenging them to start...Read more
This 12-hour programme emphasises entrepreneurship whilst providinga strong focus on social studies, reading, and writing skills...Read more
Learners develop an understanding of the challenges impacting the environment and how to start...Read more
This programme is divided into four phases, introducing learners to the concepts of the economic life...Read more
Learners are introduced to critical economics and managementdecisions through an interactive...Read more
These programmes provide students with an excellent introduction to learning about money.
High school learners are taught how to manage their financial lives in a responsible way, developing their ability to analyse their motivations about the uses of money and...Read more
In an experiential way students explore potential careers and prepare for the workplace.
This workshop introduces learners to a range of career options, providing them with an opportunity to understand their particular skills and interests and how these...Read more
JA Success Skills will help you develop the knowledge, skills, and personal characteristics to excel in school, your career and the community. This course focuses on...Read more
Through the sharing of best practices across the JA Worldwide network, our programme content is continually refined while we adapt and customise the material to suit our local context
The programmes are implemented nationwide by carefully selected and trained facilitators, who are supported by our head office and regional agents. Monitoring and evaluation procedures are in place to ensure we maintain a consistent high standard. In some instances, educators are trained to be the in-school facilitators, which enhances their teaching ability.