Delta and JA Africa further STEM and business education
Delta Air Lines and Junior Achievement Africa have renewed their partnership to advance business and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education among young people across the continent.
JA Africa is one of Africa’s largest and most impactful youth-serving NGOs delivering hands-on, immersive learning in work, financial health, entrepreneurship, sustainability, STEM, economics, citizenship, ethics and more.
As part of its partnership with JA Africa, the airline will present the Delta Social Impact Award at JA Africa’s flagship Company of the Year Competition Dec. 7-9 in Lagos, Nigeria. The event is the culmination of a year’s work for the young participants from Eswatini, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe who have created and run their own businesses over the past academic year as part of the JA Company Program.
“As the next generation of business leaders – and global travelers – we work with Junior Achievement across the globe to facilitate education programs for young people,” said Nicolas Ferri, Delta’s V.P. – Europe, Middle East, Africa and India. “We have seen the positive impact of this work here in Africa and look forward to continuing our partnership as we support the next generation to meet their full educational potential and move into meaningful employment.”
Junior Achievement Africa, part of JA Worldwide, is one of Africa’s largest organizations working on youth economic empowerment. Delta supports 32 JA chapters across five continents to teach students about financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. JA Africa has a presence in 13 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and collectively reaches more than 300,000 young people and more than 3000 schools every year. JA works in Côte d’Ivoire, Eswatini, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe with a goal to secure better lives for the young, their families, and their communities.
Delta has been flying to Africa for nearly 16 years, longer than any other U.S. airline, and currently offers nonstop service to the U.S. from four African countries – Ghana, Senegal, Nigeria and South Africa. It will begin flying from Cape Town in December.
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