JA Youth Enterprise Development Programme for women now accepting applications


The Junior Achievement (JA) SA, a non-profit organisation, has opened its Youth Enterprise Development Programme, which is set to begin on 6 February 2017.

Selected participants will be taken through the 20-week learning programme, which consists of three-hour theoretical and practical sessions taking place twice a week.

The participants will be taught various aspects of running a successful business, namely business theory, market research, basic computer literacy, financial and business management as well as sales and marketing.

Workshops will take place around SA at various community centres near Gauteng, the Western Cape as well as Limpopo. Those wanting to apply are required to be between the ages of 18 to 35, must have a grade 10 education and upward, and must be able to read and write in English.

“Our programme focuses on encouraging and guiding young women to become economically active, enabling them to contribute towards self-sufficient communities,” said managing director at JA SA, Nelly Mofokeng in a press release.

The JA Youth Enterprise Development Programme seeks to empower young black women of SA

“At Mastercard, we understand the importance of helping young entrepreneurs realise their business ideas as their success is vital for the growth of the country’s economy,” said division president at Mastercard SA, Mark Elliott.

“Women are increasingly playing an active role in the Small Medium Enterprise segment and we are proud to support their growth through this programme, which aims to teach them the fundamental skills required to develop their ideas, and grow their businesses,” Elliott concluded.

Applications close on 31 January 2017. For more information about the application process, click here.

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