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Saluting our educators

Published:Sunday | June 5, 2016 | 6:00 AM

Junior Achievement Jamaica recognises some of our outstanding educators

 

Kingston

Sasha Johnson

In pursuit of entrepreneurs

 

Sasha Johnson believes that there is a need for personal development among Jamaican students. She added that this is needed to ensure that students are adequately prepared to become positive contributors to the society.

"I value education," Johnson highlighted. "I strongly believe that morals and values must be taught hand in hand with academics."

Johnson is currently working to ensure that her students are fully equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the demands of the workplace.

"I have worked assiduously with my students to help them succeed. I sacrifice my leisure time to ensure that they are ready for their exams and whatever projects they are working on."

The Junior Achievement Company of Entrepreneurs (JACE) is one such way that Johnson has been helping to develop the students at Covenant of Mercy 'Alpha' in Kingston. She highlighted that she is very passionate about entrepreneurship and wanted to share her business knowledge with her students.

Johnson added that as a college student, she wrote a project for entrepreneurship to be implemented in schools. She named it 'Youth Entrepreneurship Solution'.

"At that time, I did not know that there was an entrepreneurship programme already being implemented. I truly love all aspects of the Junior Achievement programme and what it is doing to develop entrepreneurship in the island."

Johnson is well-engaged in business and entrepreneurship as she currently teaches Business Basics, Principles of Business and Office Administration.

"My vision is for Jamaica's youth to embrace their inner abilities to be innovative and creative and to exploit these abilities to become a successful entrepreneur."

n Junior Achievement (JA) Jamaica has recognised 14 outstanding teachers at the Junior Achievement Champions for Youth Awards Banquet on May 31, 2016, at The Spanish Court Hotel. Many thanks to the sponsors Ernst & Young, FedEx, Jamaica Public Service, Main Event, The Gleaner (Media) Company Ltd, Fontana Pharmacy, Sagicor, and The Spanish Court Hotel for making it possible. For more information, please contact Paul McFarlane at paul.mcfarlane@jajamaica.org.