Archive for November, 2018

JAN is Going Digital!

Dear Friends, November has been such a rollercoaster month! We were so thrilled to find out on November 5 that we had been selected as one of twelve finalists for the Google Impact Challenge — out of 5,000 applications!!! We spent the majority of the month canvassing for votes and it

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FACEBOOK LAUNCHES SAFE ONLINE PROGRAMME WITH JA NIGERIA AND CCHUB

Earlier this month, Facebook announced its partnership with Junior Achievement Nigeria and CCHub to launch SafeOnline, an online safety programme for students in secondary schools across the country. Starting in five cities this term and expanding rapidly to another five cities from January, the 12-week workshop is designed to introduce

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PROUD MOMENTS – JAN SCHOOL BAGS HONORARY AWARD

Inventive Explorers, the winning student company from October’s National Company of the Year (NCOY) competition recently won an #AjegunleToTheWorld honorary award for distinguishing themselves and making the Ajegunle community proud. The student company which designed a handheld LED traffic light to solve the problem of traffic congestion in their local

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VINTAGE PLATFORM VISITS BESTMAN GAMES FOR MENTORSHIP

Ahead of an investment from Verod Capital, the Vintage Platform, a student company that won the Most Innovative Award at last year’s NCOY, visited Bestman Games where expert board game developer, Mrs. Nimi Akinkugbe reviewed their math board game and provided critical feedback. The students explained that the game was

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CELEBRATING GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK 2018

All over the world, the week of November 12-18 was spent promoting entrepreneurial ventures in celebration of the Global Entrepreneurship Week. JA Nigeria joined the celebration in various parts of the country. In Port Harcourt, our program manager, Emmanuel Oturu along with some JAN volunteers participated in a 9km walk

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EXPANSION: SOS & JAN TO COMMENCE PROGRAMS IN ISOLO

In partnership with SOS Children’s Villages, JA Nigeria trained 22 school teachers from various schools in the Isolo area of Lagos State, for the JA Company Program. The training is the first step in the plan to impact 10,000 secondary school students through the JA Company Program in the 2018/2019

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UNION BANK ORGANIZES MENTOR-MENTEE MEETUP FOR LEAD CAMP GIRLS

Some of the outstanding girls who participated in LEAD Camp 2018 have met with their mentors from Union Bank’s Women Empowerment Hub (WEHub) in Ibadan, Jos and Port-Harcourt. This meet-up marks the beginning of a year-long mentorship program designed to provide support for the girls as part of Union Bank’s

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