JAN Celebrates 20th Anniversary, Targets 1m Youths


Funmi Ogundare

Junior Achievement Nigeria (JAN), a non-profit economic and education-focused organisation, has reiterated its commitment to reach one million Nigerian youths, just as it marked its 20th anniversary with the theme ‘20 Years of Impact, Partnering for Growth’.

The Executive Director, Mrs. Simi Nwogugu, who briefed journalists recently on its plans in Lagos, recalled how Junior Achievement (JA) started in America a century ago, saying that its aim is to grow exponentially digitally so as to reach a million more youths.

Since its launch in Nigeria in 1999, she said the organisation has reached over 900,000 children and young adults across the country.

“The organisation is dedicated to empowering young people to succeed in a global economy and has helped bridge the gap between the classroom and the workplace. After two decades, our core aim of preparing young people for the real world remains as important as ever.”


Source: Thisday Newspaper

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