some of our programs

At JAZ we offer various trainings targeted to young people

Junior Achievement Zimbabwe is a private sector initiative and became a Member of Junior Achievement Worldwide (initially International) in October 1998. JA Zimbabwe is registered in Zimbabwe as a not-for profit trust organization. Over 90,000 young people, both in-school and out-of-school, rural and urban took part in JA programs in Zimbabwe since 1999. In 2010, over 19,600 young people participated in JA Zimbabwe programs across the country. A number of programmes targeting different age groups are proudly offered.

  • Our Nation

    Examines how businesses operate. Students role-play business ownership, interview for jobs, and learn different methods of production while exploring various economic issues that affect business. This program is suitable for students in grades 6 and 7. Five required, volunteer-led activities.

  • JA Its My Business

    Encompasses entrepreneurship curriculum for students in Form 1 and 2. The program emphasizes entrepreneurship while providing a strong focus on social studies, reading, and writing skills. Students are encouraged to use critical thinking to learn entrepreneurial skills that support positive attitudes as they explore and enhance their career aspirations. Six volunteer-led activities are required.

  • Success Skills

    Helps teenagers in form 3 - 4 develop strong interpersonal skills through an assessment, students identify the strength and unique potentials of interpersonal skills - team work, building rapport, influencing others, interpersonal effectiveness, problem solving, presentation and communication. They examine how their interpersonal skills match careers of interest to them. They develop resumes and practise going for interviews. They examine the factors against success - dropping out of school, drugs, alcohol and HIV / AIDS. They begin work on a skills portfolio that they can carry with them into the workplace.

  • The JA Company Program

    Through this hands - on experience, students learn about the economic systems and how businesses function. Meeting once a week for 12 to 16 weeks, students form and operate an actual small business. They conduct market research, decide on a product or service, apply for jobs and elect officers, develop business plans, sell shares to raise capital, produce and market their products or services, track operations and keep records, conduct business meetings and close the books (youth groups) or liquidate the company (school groups) usually returning a profit.

  • Job Shadow

    Is offered to students that are about to go out of the education system, i.e. form 4s and 6s. Students go into a workplace and spend a day ‘shadowing’ a host in different professions.