Staff of CalBank PLC and United Way Ghana have commenced a financial literacy program for 600 young learners in the Pedu A&B Basic School at Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana.
The program, which was launched on 28th of July 2022 brought together representatives from the Ghana Education Service, Community Chief, parents and teachers within the municipality.
The CalBank Financial Literacy Program is expected to educate young learners in focus areas such as Savings and Investments, Goals Settings and Time Management, Hygiene and Grooming as well as career and Entrepreneurial opportunities in the digital age.
Commenting on behalf of Staff of CalBank, Head of Marketing, Kofi Siabi remarked: “As we continue to expand our CSI footprints in underserved communities, we are excited to be part of this partnership in driving financial literacy education in the central region.
It is our expectation that as we invest in these engagements, participants will be inspired in their journey to become high achievers while contributing to the overall development of their respective communities. We are also excited that our staff have volunteered to be at the forefront of this project by being the resource required in engaging the community.’’
Speaking at the Launch, Executive Director of United Way Ghana, Felix Kissiedu said: “We believe that when young people are provided with opportunities to enhance their innate strengths and capabilities, they are able to make the best out of life and attain their full potential”
Mr. Easah Kodwo Otoo, the Head teacher of Pedu A basic school added “This is a great initiative you have introduced to our school. Engaging these school children in program like this is what will influence them to be great leaders in the future to push the country forward”.
Engagement activities with the young learners will include coaching sessions on personal hygiene, goal setting, time management, reproductive health education as well as career and Entrepreneurial opportunities in the digital age.
In addition to the young learners, 60 teachers and 60 parents will be taken through a financial literacy training to equip them with skills and resources to help them manage their earning, investment, saving, and spending culture.
Further to the project, Cal-Bank Ghana will donate five hundred (500) story books and 2 shelves to the school to serve as a motivation that will pique the children’s interest in reading.
The partnership between Cal Bank Ghana and United Way Ghana for this project contributes to the attainment of United Nations SDGs 3 – Good Health; 4 – Quality Education; and 17 – Partnership for the Goals.