JA Programs: In – School

JA Economics for Success
(Form 2 & 3)

Lobamba National Students doing the EFS program.

This Financial Literacy program serves as the entry point for JA Swaziland to schools, targeting either Form 2 or Form 3 learners. JA Economics for Success program has been developed from being a series of 6 activities that help learners explore personal finance, education and career options based on their skills, interests, and values into introducing valuable finance lessons such as Tax education, how to formulate and run cooperatives, and also delve more in details on the concept of saving and investments. This program will then be extended from the 6 hours and be implemented throughout the duration of the form 2 learning period of a child. Eventually, this program will be executed throughout the high school life of a student in order to extensively delve into the practical aspect of this program.

Lobamba National Students doing the EFS program.

JA Company Program
(Form 4 Learners)

Vulamasango High School learners showcasing their beautiful art pieces during the 2016 National expo.

The JA Company Program is 15 week hands on entrepreneurship program that provide learners the opportunity to run a real mini company while still in school. Offered to Form 4 learners, the program gives learner participants practical experience on running a business. Skills developed during this program include the ability to conduct a feasibility study, assemble products, estimate production costs and profit margins, negotiation skills, problem solving and team work. The program beneficiaries are also required to undertake a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project as part of their business activities. Finally JA hosts an annual mini business plan competition national expo during which the learners compete for the best business concept and subsequently win awards in various categories.

2015 Stylish Shoes from Londunduma High.

JA Job Shadow Program
(Form 5s)

A St. Francis student hard at work during her attachment at Swaziland Environment Authority.

JA Job Shadow program completes the JA experience. This is a work readiness education program that prepares learners for the world of work with skills such as resume writing, and interview skills. Learners are then placed on a 5 days’ work place based career exploration program hosted in actual business environment. Host opportunities are provided by the local business community and this program is offered to Form 5 learners.

Students from Mabhensani with ILLOVO finance team during their certification.