About us

Junior Achievement (Young Enterprise) Malta Foundation might be a mouthful, but what we aim to do is:

Inspire young minds! 

Our logo reflects the three-way partnership of the organisation: The students – The business enterprise – The volunteers. The golden steps represent the path towards success.

JA-YE Malta Foundation is a non-government non-profit organisation that has been in Malta since 1989. It aims to provide entrepreneurship education programmes at all levels of the educational system. JA-YE Malta Foundation brings the public and private sectors together to provide young people in primary and secondary schools and early university with high-quality education programmes to teach them about enterprise, entrepreneurship, business and economics in a practical way. The participants of the various programmes are all very enthusiastic about the experience.

The organisation is well known in Malta for the delivery of the Company Programme whereby more than 5000 students since 1989 have become achievers through this experience. Students are given the opportunity to develop a number of soft skills such as team building, time management and risk assessment in a learning-by-doing manner. The experience gained is unforgettable.

JA-YE Malta Foundation is a member of the European organisation Junior Achievement Young Enterprise Europe.

Our Mission statement

Inspiring young minds 

JA-YE Malta Foundation offers programmes, based on the principles embraced by JA-YE Worldwide – “learning by doing”. Students are encouraged to participate in a hands-on experience.

JA-YE Malta Foundation brings the real world to the students and opens their mind to their potential.

Our vision

To bridge the gap between the school desk and the working world.

Bridging the skills gap is where JA-YE Malta Foundation excels. JA-YE Malta Foundation is uniquely positioned to equip students with the skills they need to be college- and - carreer-ready.  It gives  young people the knowledge and skills required to own their own economic success, plan for their future and make smart academic and economic choices.

Volunteers from the business community lend their support by teaching students the skills needed to succeed in this changing world.


Winners of the Malta National Support for Enterprise awards 2010