Citibank Zambia Limited has injected a total of K179, 000 in the provision of entrepreneurship and work readiness training for school going young people in 22 secondary schools in Zambia.
Junior Achievement (JA) will implement the Junior Achievement Company Program and Job Shadowing activities which will benefit over 500 young people in the selected secondary schools in Lusaka and Ndola districts.
JA Zambia Executive Director, Teddy Nyasulu, said the grant will help the nation to continue impacting in school youth with the JA Company Program and Job Shadow activities.
Mr Nyasulu said in a statement released in Lusaka today that with these programs, the nation will be able to increase the number of young people that are well prepared to face life outside the school system with hope and pride that they have skills to create their own independent livelihoods.
And Citibank Zambia Limited Acting Managing Director, Mate Munalula, said his bank values the work of creating dreams into reality for the future of the youth.
He said the noble calling of the bank is to make an impact in the life of the communities through partnerships with like-minded organisations such as Junior Achievement Zambia.
Mr Munalula noted that school is the base where all the citizenry are built into good citizens to contribute positively to society.
He said this is the reason the Bank decided to get to pupils and give them not just entrepreneurship training but also work readiness.
He said Citibank remains committed to continue investing in improving the livelihoods of young people in schools.
The JA Company program is targeted at young people aged between 16 and 19 and helps young people appreciate and better understand the role of business in society.