25 years ago, in 1992, Junior Achievement Estonia laid the foundation to the economics and entrepreneurship education in our country. The times back then were difficult, but also rather interesting. No one really liked to talk about economics education yet and the word entrepreneurship education was probably not even listed in Estonian dictionaries. There were many start-ups taking-off next to us, however most of them dropped out of the sky as the ride turned out to be quite a bumpy one. But JA Estonia still flies on steady and smooth, because we have had a clear sight towards our biggest goals and we’ve believed that we are doing the right thing.
The ever-growing popularity of economics and entrepreneurship education in Estonia has rocketed to the sky during the past few years. Every year, we have announced a record number of registered student companies, a record breaking trade-fair etc. 2017 in no different. Today, a third of Estonian schools feature JA programmes and this percentage is quickly growing. And of course, not only the quantity, but also the educational quality has remarkably improved since our birth.
Thank you all for your support and help through the 25 amazing years!