Young Nigerian Female CEO Wins Prestigious Award

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A young Nigerian CEO, Simi Nwogugu, the founder of NGO Junior Achievement Africa (JA Africa), has received the Africa Education Medal recognising her efforts in improving youth education.

The Africa Education Medal was founded by the T4 Education organisation and the HP technology company in collaboration with Microsoft, is considered a prestigious education accolade.

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Currently, her NGO covers not than 300,000 youth annually with entrepreneurial skills that prepare them for the future of work, it says.

“I am so honoured to receive this accolade, but it is not just about me, she said.

“This award is for all the fantastic staff at JA Africa, and for all the inspirational young people they have worked with, helping to pave the way to a brighter future for our continent’s young,” Nwogugu added while speaking with the BBC.

Several of the Junior Achievement Africa alumni have gone on to have successful careers in business.

According to its website, the NGO currently has a presence in 16 sub-Saharan African countries.

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