Junior Achievement Zimbabwe was founded in 1919. It is one of Zimbabwe’s fastest growing not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating young people about business, economics and free enterprise. Junior Achievement Zimbabwe is a private sector initiative and became a Member of Junior Achievement Worldwide (initially International) in October 1998. JA Zimbabwe is registered in Zimbabwe as a not-for profit trust organization. Over 100,000 young people, both in-school and out-of-school, rural and urban took part in JA programs in Zimbabwe since 1999. In 2012, over 25,000 young people participated in JA Zimbabwe programs across the country.
The Job Shadow program facilitated by Junior Achievement Zimbabwe is offered to students that are about to go out of the education system specifically students in form 4 and 6. Students go into a workplace and spend a day ‘shadowing’ a host in different professions. Cell Insurance partnered with Junior Achievement Zimbabwe by accommodating students in this program. The students got a chance to observe the daily operations of their Cell host. The experience allowed the students to explore specific careers of interest by observing employees performing their work duties. The experience provided realistic career information that was intended to aid the students in making informed career choices.