Junior Achievement Programs for the Eastern Caribbean (JAPEC)

 

Grantee:  Junior Achievement Worldwide (JAW).

Duration:  3 years (April 2012 – April 2015).

Funding to date: $1.07 million (DA)

Total Investment - $2.4 million.

Beneficiary Countries:  Barbados, St. Vincent & Grenadines, St. Lucia, Dominica and Antigua & Barbuda., Grenada and St. Kitts & Nevis.

Objective:  This program seeks to positively impact the development of a culture of entrepreneurship among youth, thereby improving the economics and workforce in the Eastern Caribbean. This will be done by:

 

●        Establishing and/or strengthening Junior Achievement operations,

●        Initiating measures to complement and strengthen Caribbean education systems with a focus on the transitioning of youth from school-to-work,

●        Engaging the business community to invest in the development of their workforce through mentorship, apprenticeship/internship and partnership,

●        Developing financial mechanisms to support youth micro-enterprise creation, development, expansion and sustainability, and

●        Measuring the impact of Junior Achievement project on youth financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work-readiness in the Caribbean context. 

 

Youth Beneficiaries Target: - 15,000 youth.

 

Last updated: March 25, 2013

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