WELCOME NOTE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
2016 was the year I excitedly joined the JA Swaziland as the incoming Executive Director in May 2016.
This therefore gave me a chance to first meet all the JA Swaziland stakeholders and reassure them that JA
Swaziland was under a smooth transition and I was positively welcomed by all our stakeholders. It also
meant I had to familiarize myself with the amazing work that JA Swaziland is doing in the country and also strategies on how we move forward.
God’s Perfect Timing.
I had joined JA Swaziland at a perfect time when we were a year away from reaching 10 years of existence in our country. This then presented a perfect opportunity to then start building on how we can best communicate and intensify the impact of our programs among young people. After 10 years, it is only now that most of our young people who pioneered the programs are in their 26-27 years of life. This is a period where as entrepreneurs they are
Looking back at the year 2016, we are proud to notice a number of milestones that were achieved. In 2016
programs were successfully implemented in our in-school programs
in all participating schools. A total of 46 schools participated in the Financial Literacy
program reaching to over 3000 students. The JA Company Program reached out to 52
schools being received by 1241 students. A total of 59 companies were part of the Job Shadow
program in 2016 and 300 students participated in the program from 24 schools.
The 2016 National Expo was able to generate a total of E29 000 price money that was given to the
top ten performing schools in 14 different categories. The corporate sector
was really instrumental in ensuring that this price money was made available and we experienced an
increase in support from the corporates in as far as the national Expo is concerned.
Mjingo High School students also managed to successfully defend the regional competition title in Harare, Zimbabwe coming back home with price money amounting to E13 000. It was
a truly proud moment and we continue to aspire to produce more ground-breaking businesses even this year.
Finally, 2016 presented a great opportunity to strategies on the way forward for the next financial year 2017. We aim to scale down the number of schools that we operate in to 40 schools with the intension of providing all 3 in school programs to each school thus creating the intended impact among the program participants. The Financial literacy education is to be expanded and incorporate elements such as the introduction of Tax education, formation of saving cooperatives, savings and investments. Lastly, we are working towards creating sustainability among the mini companies that young people establish by linking them to the business development services department. All this will be made possible through creating partnerships with the private sector. We urge our partners to continue their support. Lastly, I thank the Board of Directors for proving guidance and support to the running of JA Swaziland and I appreciate the JA Swaziland team for successfully implementing the 2016 JA programs
Thank you so much!
Sboniso Madlopha. Executive Director. Junior Achievement Worldwide/Swaziland.
MEET THE TEAM
MR Sboniso Madlopha - Executive Director
The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the planning, organizing, leading and controlling of all activities conducted by JA Swaziland. Key functions include liaising with JA Sponsors and partners for resource mobilization for JA Swaziland.
Phetsile Masile - Head of operations
My role is to contribute to the development, implementation, monitoring and review of JA Swaziland’s strategy so that the programs that we implement have a maximized benefit and impact to the youth of the Kingdom of Eswatini.
Bonsile Gina - Finance & HR Manager
The Finance and Human Resource Manager is Responsible for managing the utilization of JA Swaziland funds. Key functions include finance management and identifying personnel for JA Swaziland’s Recruitment.
Xolile Magagula - Programs Manager
The Programs Manager is responsible for overseeing the entire implementation of the in-school Programs. functions of the Program Manager include developing and reviewing program charter, log frames, program budget and work plans for the smooth operation of the in-school programs.
Lindekile Khumalo - Marketing and Communications Officer
The Marketing and Communications Officer is responsible for maintaining all external communications with organizational stakeholders. Key functions include liaising with the media for publicity material and also taking lead on the planning and organization of the JA Fundraising event.
Thembela Nkambule - Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer is responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of all JA Swaziland programs. Functions include, data analysis and production of reports. M&E Officer is also responsible for the management of JA data systems.
Nonhlanhla Manana - Office Administrator
The Office Administrator is responsible for organizing and maintaining the JA Swaziland Office. Key functions include being the contact person for JA Swaziland in issues pertaining office administration. The office admin also liaises with JA Swaziland suppliers for procurement issues.
Phetsile Bernett - In-School Program Co-ordinator
The programs Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the 3 in school programs namely the Economics for Success Program, JA Company Program and Job Shadow Program. Key functions include engaging with all program stakeholders. The Coordinator also ensure that all set targets for in school Programs are met.
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