AFTER it was officially established as a registered society in 2015, Junior Achievement (JA) Brunei has been helping the government in shaping the nation’s youth by equipping them with financial literacy and entrepreneurship skills.
JA Brunei is a member country under Junior Achievement Worldwide, in which the local and global non-governmental organisations (NGO) share the same mission and vision.
“Our mission is to inspire and prepare the youth, to make sure they are ready for the 21st century and be successful in the global economy,” said JA Brunei Managing Director Louis Tan.
“The youth are our future, they are the leaders of the country in the future as they will be the ones who are handling our economy and being the backbone of the country. We have to help them be prepared for the future,” he added.
Tan said JA Brunei was established in 2012 as a project initiated by Brunei Economic Development Board (BEDB) in which one of the main objectives is to help Brunei to diversify its economy. BEDB first ran a trial test to observe and examine the impact and effectiveness of the global NGO’s programmes, where they first conducted a pilot programme in September 2012 which ran for several months. “After its completion, we received…..