Mastercard has partnered with Junior Achievement Nigeria to promote financial and digital literacy among Nigerian youth and school students by equipping them with the necessary skills for a successful future as digital entrepreneurs through several programs to be run under the initiative.
As a participating member of Junior Achievement Worldwide, this partnership will build on Mastercard’s commitment to connecting 25 million women entrepreneurs to the digital economy, reach 50 million small businesses and financially include 1 billion people in the next five years.
The Director, Marketing and Communications, Sub-Saharan Africa, Mastercard, Ifeoma Dozie, shared that Through this partnership with Junior Achievement Nigeria, we are able to broaden our commitment to Nigeria’s next generation of women leaders and young entrepreneurs.
By encouraging students to embrace subjects and mentoring them through challenges that will prepare them to be part of tomorrow’s workforce, we are collaborating to develop a talented supply of skilled professionals to aid the country’s future economy.”
The three activation programs to be run under the initiative across various age range are
• Mastercard Girls4Tech Program
• Mentoring participants of the JA Company Program
• Digital Payments Literacy Webinar
Also, there is a Mastercard prize award for the most outstanding student company during the virtual edition of the National Company of the Year (NCOY) competition.