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Leader for a Day 2017

“Leader for a Day” is an initiative of JA and aims to cultivate a new generation of leaders.

The closing ceremony of this event was organized on April 4th, 2017, which remarked the 5th year of this edition.

Until today, JA Albania program is implemented in 642 secondary schools, being taught by over 740 teachers and reaching 43,590 Albanian students.

The ceremony was opened by Ms. Suela Bala, CEO of JA, welcomed by Mr. Martin Mata, AADF Co-CEOs and Chairman of the Board of Junior Achievement, followed by Mr. Ryan J. Roberts, Public Affairs Officer at the US Embassy in Albania and concluding from a student representing the JA Alumni.

Mr. Ketan Makwana, invited as special keynote speaker, is known as an advisor to UK Government on youth and enterprise policies, works with International Governments & Ministries on Enterprise Eco-System Development.

During his speech, he highlighted that “There are no bad ideas just a poor execution. While growth may seem invisible at first, it is the continuous nurturing of the youth mindset that will bring innovation in the future.”

Junior Achievement (JA) of Albania is a program implemented in high schools (general and vocational) sponsored by the AADF.


“Leader for a Day”

45 new high school graduates experienced a unique day by attending a typical day of work with executives, and dignitaries in the public sector as well as with prominent representatives of the business community in Albania. Over forty-five institutions in the public and private sector participated, 38 of which are strong businesses operating in Albania. Throughout the entire day, students had the opportunity to shadow the executives of the respective companies where they learned more about their roles and overall responsibilities that each leader executes on a day to day function. The shadowing process is crucial in the development and cultivation of the youth as it allows visibility and inspiration to leadership.