JA is partnering with Skola Sajf to deliver two entrepreneurial programmes at Skola Sajf Centres across Malta and Gozo. The project is funded by the Ministry for the Economy, European Funds and Lands with this year’s being the fourth edition of the initiative. 

‘Our Community’ and ‘Economics For  Success’  programmes for those aged between 7 to 9 and 10 to 13 respectively, are being delivered this summer by JA facilitators and volunteers. Both programmes are delivered through a number of fun and engaging activities, discussions and creative spaces. Students participating in these activities are learning the basic concepts of idea creation, business and communities while developing their confidence, presentation skills and other such skills. 

children learning

The ‘Our Community’ programme  is a primary school level programme, spanning over two days of activities. This programme focuses on teaching the students about the importance of jobs in the community, taxes and starting their own business. It also aims to help students develop their critical thinking skills whilst simultaneously bolstering their ability to work as a team. The ‘Our Community’ programme does not simply provide young students with the opportunity to learn about the needs of the community. It goes further by demonstrating to them how they can be the ones to fulfil these needs in the myriad of possible different jobs, roles and occupations that exist within our local and global communities. 

program at school

Running alongside the ‘Our Community’ programme is ‘Economics for Success’, which focuses more on educating younger generations about the importance of financial literacy, the ins and outs of entrepreneurship and preparation for the workplace. This programme  helps  cultivate creativity, problem-solving skills, leadership skills, and confidence. Youths are equipped with essential tools that are not frequently taught within traditional schooling,  instilling within them the drive and the skills to turn today’s dreams into tomorrow’s reality.  

Both these programmes provide students with the opportunity and resources to explore concepts and notions that may have once been alien to them. Through active, hands on sessions like these, students can better incorporate these new learned skills and concepts into their plans for the future.