Standard Chartered Bank Ghana & United Way Ghana Educate High School Students on Building Stronger Financial Futures
Financial stability is one of the building blocks for a good quality of life and hence we need to teach young people how to save, invest and live on a budget to help them plan better for their financial futures.
A financial literacy seminar was executed in two (2) phases at the Accra Wesley Girls Senior High School. The first seminar was virtual to mark International Women's Day on March 8, as part of activities to create financial literacy awareness amongst children and youth.
In the second seminar on 20th April, 15 employee volunteers from the bank educated the students on creating stronger financial futures for themselves as they plan their careers and personal lives. The two-hour session also saw over 45 girls being exposed to the use of digital devices as they simulated the planning of budgets with the use of tablets.
I am grateful for having benefited from financial literacy education. I can now properly draw my budget for the semester and stick to it, Jennifer, one of the students, said enthusiastically.