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  Z Zurich Foundation ZZF announced today International Youth Day that it will partner with JA Worldwide and JA Africa www JA Africa org building on already established relationships with JA Canada and Junior Achievement Spain JA Spain ZZF has made a strategic decision to venture into and fund Africa and has chosen us Africa s largest and most impactful youth serving NGO JA Africa as its implementing partner This three year partnership will allow thousands of young people to access JA programs and put them on the path to success not only as individuals but as leaders who will affect positive change within their communities The partnership will also allow JA Africa to expand existing operations in four countries and launch operations in five new countries According to the African Development Bank every year between 10 and 12 million African students complete their education and compete for three million jobs https bit ly 3pbVAZ0 making the youth of Africa sub Saharan women become entrepreneurs out of necessity not choice The ZZF JA partnership empowers young people in Africa to succeed as both innovative job creators and well skilled job seekers following the path that best suits their economic realities The partnership integrates the education and economic ecosystems of the countries we work in said JA Worldwide CEO Asheesh Advani leading to long term sustainability Over the next three years this partnership will impact the lives of more than 550 000 young people in nine countries Burkina Faso Congo C te d Ivoire Liberia Sierra Leone South Africa Tanzania Togo and Uganda resulting in increased capacity in JA Africa s current four countries and new operations in five more JA Africa is a trusted and highly respected NGO that has been partnering with local leaders and communities across the African continent for over 40 years As part of the JA global network JA Africa has the advantage of drawing on the best practices curricula pedagogies effective governance models fundraising communications and financial management capacity of more than 100 JA member locations five additional JA regions and a world headquarters all of which provide the strong foundation on which this association is built Gr gory Renand Director of the Z Zurich Foundation agreed JA is best known for using volunteers to provide educational experiences We are very proud of this new partnership providing skills based interventions and expertise with the aim of creating brighter futures in Africa building on impactful programs we have already built with JA around the world The Z Zurich Foundation s expertise in social equity and mental well being nicely complements JA s track record in building resilience and self efficacy in more than 12 million young people each year JA Africa CEO Simi Nwogugu has led efforts in Nigeria and sub Saharan Africa for more than 25 years Many young Africans are naturally entrepreneurial he said but they may have a limited ability to develop solutions to the challenges around them and capture the value of those solutions The ZZF JA partnership will help young Africans develop the resilience problem solving and design thinking skills and mental well being they need to understand the region s complex problems and design sustainable solutions and mentorship will play a big role Exposing young people from Africa to Zurich Insurance Group employees as global mentors continued Nwogugu as well as JA Africa alumni and role models like Iyinoluwa Aboyeji who founded not one but two unicorns in Nigeria will help to build the critical social society skills and confidence necessary to validate your ideas and communicate them to a global audience of funders and clients The announcement was made today at an event through which members of the African media were able to ask questions with a particular interest in scaling and accelerating business education in Africa Panelists noted that Z Zurich Foundation JA Worldwide JA Africa and JA member countries in Africa are working to create a new generation of partnerships that develop an ecosystem of role models and mentors working with youth through a combination of high technology digital learning experiences low tech options like TV radio and podcasts and face to face experiences Then after students graduate regional and local vehicles connect students with employers or help young people start businesses through incubators and start up grants For Africa to succeed as a continent said Nwogugu all of our youth need access to immersive education that leads to economic success Through this partnership we will create entrepreneurial ecosystems that work together to empower young Africans to become agents of change creating businesses that solve the continent s challenges of climate change food shortages and inadequate health infrastructure and the education
JA Worldwide and JA Africa Announce Partnership with the Z Zurich Foundation to Create Bright and Limitless Futures for African Youth

1 Z Zurich Foundation (ZZF) announced today, International Youth Day, that it will partner with JA Worldwide and JA-Africa (www.JA-Africa.org), building on already established relationships with JA Canada and Junior Achievement Spain (JA Spain).

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3 ZZF has made a strategic decision to venture into and fund Africa, and has chosen us, Africa’s largest and most impactful youth serving NGO, JA Africa, as its implementing partner.

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4 This three-year partnership will allow thousands of young people to access JA programs and put them on the path to success, not only as individuals but as leaders who will affect positive change within their communities.

5 The partnership will also allow JA Africa to expand existing operations in four countries and launch operations in five new countries.

6 According to the African Development Bank, every year between 10 and 12 million African students complete their education and compete for three million jobs (https://bit.ly/3pbVAZ0), making the youth of Africa sub-Saharan women become entrepreneurs out of necessity, not choice.

7 The ZZF-JA partnership empowers young people in Africa to succeed as both innovative job creators and well-skilled job seekers, following the path that best suits their economic realities.

8 “The partnership integrates the education and economic ecosystems of the countries we work in,” said JA Worldwide CEO Asheesh Advani, “leading to long-term sustainability.

9 Over the next three years, this partnership will impact the lives of more than 550,000 young people in nine countries: Burkina Faso, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo and Uganda.

10 resulting in increased capacity in JA Africa’s current four countries and new operations in five more.” JA Africa is a trusted and highly respected NGO that has been partnering with local leaders and communities across the African continent for over 40 years.

11 As part of the JA global network, JA Africa has the advantage of drawing on the best practices, curricula, pedagogies, effective governance models, fundraising, communications and financial management capacity of more than 100 JA member locations, five additional JA regions and a world headquarters, all of which provide the strong foundation on which this association is built.

12 Grégory Renand, Director of the Z Zurich Foundation, agreed.

13 “JA is best known for using volunteers to provide educational experiences.

14 We are very proud of this new partnership, providing skills-based interventions and expertise with the aim of creating brighter futures in Africa, building on impactful programs we have already built with JA around the world.

15 The Z Zurich Foundation’s expertise in social equity and mental well-being nicely complements JA’s track record in building resilience and self-efficacy in more than 12 million young people each year.”

16 JA Africa CEO Simi Nwogugu has led efforts in Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa for more than 25 years.

17 “Many young Africans are naturally entrepreneurial,” he said, “but they may have a limited ability to develop solutions to the challenges around them and capture the value of those solutions.

18 The ZZF-JA partnership will help young Africans develop the resilience, problem-solving and design-thinking skills, and mental well-being they need to understand the region’s complex problems and design sustainable solutions, and mentorship will play a big role.

19 “Exposing young people from Africa to Zurich Insurance Group employees as global mentors,” continued Nwogugu, “as well as JA Africa alumni and role models like Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, who founded not one but two unicorns in Nigeria, will help to build the critical social society.

20 skills and confidence necessary to validate your ideas and communicate them to a global audience of funders and clients.” The announcement was made today at an event through which members of the African media were able to ask questions, with a particular interest in scaling and accelerating business education in Africa.

21 Panelists noted that Z Zurich Foundation, JA Worldwide, JA Africa and JA member countries in Africa are working to create a new generation of partnerships that develop an ecosystem of role models and mentors, working with youth through a combination of high technology.

22 digital learning experiences; low-tech options like TV, radio, and podcasts; and face-to-face experiences.

23 Then, after students graduate, regional and local vehicles connect students with employers or help young people start businesses through incubators and start-up grants.

24 “For Africa to succeed as a continent,” said Nwogugu, “all of our youth need access to immersive education that leads to economic success.

25 Through this partnership, we will create entrepreneurial ecosystems that work together to empower young Africans to become agents of change, creating businesses that solve the continent’s challenges of climate change, food shortages and inadequate health infrastructure.

26 and the education”.

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