History of Junior Chamber International JCI

Junior Chamber International (JCI), Inc., is a worldwide federation of young professions and entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 40.

National Organizations federated to Junior Chamber International are active in more than 5,000 chapters across 100 nations and territories. Macau Junior Chamber is one of the National Organization of JCI.

Our Mission: To contribute to the advancement of the global community by providing the opportunity for young people to develop the leadership skills, social responsibility, entrepreneurship and fellowship necessary to create positive change.

Junior Chamber operates on the premise that the development of individual character and personality will result in communities that are better developed and, eventually, in a more peaceful world.

Most educational institutions focus on the passing of an examination and the amassing of degrees rather than the development of personalities. It is said the purpose of education is to prepare the individual for "life," not just to be able to perform a job. Life is much more than just doing a job.

Life is caring, sharing, loving, understanding and communicating. Junior Chamber strives to complete any lack in the development of its individual members.

Junior Chamber -- A People Organization

Junior Chamber is a people organization. People resort to violence when communication, understanding, patience, tolerance, reason and love cease to exist. Junior Chamber's plan is to offer opportunities to the members that will reinforce these positive qualities.

The idea is to bring people together. Many opportunities are created when people with various social, cultural, ethnic, religious, economic, and national backgrounds meet. At national conventions, Area conferences and world congresses, members come face-to-face with one another to share experiences and exchange ideas which lead to better understanding and cooperation.

A bond of brotherhood and genuine friendship is established as Junior Chamber members seek the ways and means to improve themselves and the world in which they live.

The purpose of Junior Chamber is to show the rest of the world:

  • That all human beings can be developed.
  • That all are equal.
  • That the world is interdependent.
  • That the world does not belong to humans, but that humans belong to the world.
  • That every human being is a citizen of the world.