JA Ghana to organize virtual entrepreneurship competition for Senior High School

JA Ghana to organize virtual entrepreneurship competition for Senior High School

The JA Ghana Company Program will be organizing an entrepreneurship virtual competition for senior high schools across the country.

In a release by JA Ghana, student leaders will stand the chance to win $1,000 and a host of other amazing prizes at the end of the competition.

Additionally, the winning team will also have the opportunity to:

“represent Ghana at the JA Africa COY Competition in December, which brings together students from across Africa who will proudly present their businesses and key takeaways from their experiences in the JA Company Program,” a portion of the release read.

This year’s competition is sponsored by generous donations of the Tomorrow Foundation, a Computer Scientist and Telecoms Entrepreneur, Mr. Peter Gbedemah and Databank Foundation.

How can students interested apply?

Interested applicants need to in a recognized senior high school student in Ghana and should form groups of 3 to 5 members. Also, the team members are expected to be from the school.

Additionally, the team members will be required to complete a 4-week module of the JA Company Program.

Interested students, parents and schools can register by visiting the link: http://bit.ly/JACOregistration

Also, the deadline for registration is June 10, 2020.

Awards for the competition will range in the following order.

  • 1st Prize e-certificate - $1,000
  • 2nd Prize e-certificate - $500
  • 3rd Prize e-certificate - $300
  • Tomorrow Foundation Future Tech/ Innovation Award - $200
  • Peter Gbedemah Social Impact Award - $200
  • Databank Excellence in Teamwork Award - $200
  • Best Teacher Award - $300
  • Best Volunteer Award - $300

Last year, eleven teams from senior high schools in Accra competed in the COY Competition 2019 at the SB Incubator. At the end of the competition, 170 young entrepreneurs were celebrated for their hard work and had the opportunity to be trained in the JA Company Program.

About JA

According to the information from the JA’s website, Junior Achievement (JA) Ghana is a member of JA Worldwide, one of the world's largest global, nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering young people to own their economic success by enhancing the relevance of education.

JA's unique and experiential programs focus on the areas of work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy.