Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students in grades K-12 about entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. Junior Achievement Cyprus is a member of Junior Achievement Worldwide. Their programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Students put these lessons into action and learn the value of contributing to their communities. JA’s unique approach allows volunteers from the community to deliver their curriculum while sharing their experiences with students. Embodying the heart of JA, their classroom volunteers transform the key concepts of their lessons into a message that inspires and empowers students to believe in themselves, showing them they can make a difference in the world. A team of our students participates in this competition and below you can read their proposal.
“As students of the IMS Private School, we are participating in the anual Junior Achievement competition (JA). This competition provides us with the unique opportunity to compete with international schools and allows us to showcase our combination of skills, entrepreuneurial spirit and passion to innovate. In doing so, with the addition of our ingenuity, we have been able to contribute to the market by founding our own company; Coasty Co, with the help of our teachers and mentor.
Coasty Co. specializes in the production of coasters with the distinctive ability to heat up your daily hot berevages. Our coasters function with the use of a heating element where the thermal energy is transferred to a metallic plate, thus, heating your favorite mug placed on our coaster. Our coaster is connected to a recycled USB cable, allowing the consumer to use our product in the comfort of their work spaces.
Our primary aim is to make your life easier and simpler with the use of our product which will break your cycle of wasting hour-cold cups of coffee and tea, hence making your or your employees’ working hours more efficient and exempt from distractions.”