Lagos, Nigeria, March, 2023 – As part of its culture of promoting responsibility and transparency, Junior Achievement Nigeria has released its 2022 Impact report, detailing the past year’s achievements and giving a glimpse into the impact the organization has made in the lives of its target audience in the year 2022, with the support of board members, funders and partners in development.
The report highlights JAN’s impact over the years with particular emphasis on its reach. It includes testimonials from beneficiaries and highlights funders that contributed generously to enhance its FY2022. While JAN has reached over 1 million (1,190,713) beneficiaries since its inception, a total number of 102,508 learning experiences were recorded in 2022 with the support of 36 funders sponsoring 25 programs in 288 schools, and with 404 volunteers implementing JAN’s programs across the country.
By focusing on its vision of creating a world in which young people have the skillset and mindset to build thriving communities, the impact report gives a breakdown of how JA Nigeria has impacted and helped young Nigerians to own their economic future by teaching critical skills in entrepreneurship, work readiness, financial and digital literacy while emphasizing its strategic roles as a thought leader in addressing SDG 1(No poverty), 4(Quality education), 5(Gender equality), 8(Decent work and economic growth) 10 (Reduced Inequalities), 11(Sustainable cities and communities) 13(Climate Action) and 17(Partnership for the Goals)
Commenting on this development, the Executive Director, Junior Achievement Nigeria, Foluso Gbadamosi, stated:
“We recorded 102,508 learning experiences in the year 2022. This is another milestone as we are not only making a measurable impact but also sustainable progress as we further the mission to inspire and empower young Nigerians. The report encompasses a breakdown of our reach by core pillars and programs, impact stories, people, and accomplishments that have helped us expand our impact across the country. We have made tremendous progress not only in program delivery and reach but also in increasing JA Nigeria’s brand visibility. On a regional scale, we made history! The Africa Company of the Year Competition, themed “Fueling Changemakers,” was hosted in Lagos, Nigeria for the very first time and we are excited that our students recorded outstanding achievements as they won five awards ”.
“I use this opportunity to thank our board members, funders and partners who have generously supported our activities over the years. We are excited to reach more young people this year and set them on a purposeful path towards owning their economic future”.
About Junior Achievement Nigeria
Junior Achievement Nigeria (JAN) is part of Junior Achievement Worldwide (JAWW), the world’s largest and fastest-growing non-profit economic education organization with a 120-country network. Since its inception in 1999, JAN has reached over one million students in over 20,000 classrooms in all the 36 states across the country and the FCT through over 5000 volunteers. As part of a global network, JAN can leverage resources and expertise to deliver localized cutting-edge experiential programs built on JAWW’s four pillars of work Readiness, Entrepreneurship, Digital literacy and Financial literacy, to in- and out-of-school youths, ages 5 to 27, free of charge.
For more information, visit www.ja-nigeria.org