Ecobank Ghana, over the weekend, organised a two-day conference for holders of Ecobank Junior Saver account at the bank’s head office in Accra.
The ceremony was held under the theme ‘Ecobank Junior Saver Conference’ and attracted over 200 participants – mainly pupils from basic schools aged up to 14 years. The conference was planned to provide a timely opportunity for participants to engage in practical learning and entertainment during the vacation period.
Typically, parents open accounts for their children who are minors and hold or manage such accounts in trust for the beneficiary children until they attain the majority age of 18 years.
However, as a bank that promotes inclusive financial literacy, Ecobank purposely designed the Ecobank Junior Saver Account to enable children become financially smart and well-informed about banking and money-related issues right from primary school.
Activities for the conference included education and entertainment – mainly financial literacy and leadership, fun games (pass the balloon, dance challenge, tag of peace, etc.), coding, health and fitness, and a tour of the Ecobank head office building among others. This was aimed at imparting knowledge about general financial services, financial planning and the development of a critical thinking mindset for each of them.
Participants were first treated to a photo session upon arrival at the event ground. They were welcomed by bank officials and then taken through the programme’s safety protocols and registration.
Speaking at the conference, Dr. Edward Botchway, Executive Director and Head of Consumer Banking, expressed gratitude to all parents, guardians and children who participated in the two-day conference.
He emphasised that the key to having financial independence at adulthood is for children to cultivate positive attitudes to saving and continuous education on financial literacy and practices – and this is what the Ecobank Junior Saver Account stands for. He concluded by encouraging the Junior Savers to put all the knowledge acquired to judicious use, and to keep watching out for more activities lined up for the Ecobank Junior Saver account later in the year. Each participant received a corporate souvenir and surprise gifts from the bank.
Ecobank Ghana is an affiliate of the Ecobank Group, the leading private pan-African banking group. At Ecobank Ghana, we offer a comprehensive suite of financial services and solutions to our Consumer, Commercial, Corporate and Investment Banking clients in 65 branches, 248 ATMs and 3,906 Xpress Point agencies.
The Ecobank Group was established in 1985 to drive financial integration and socio-economic development in Africa. With a presence in 35 sub-Saharan African countries as well as in France, the UK, UAE and China, the Group has unrivalled expertise and experience across Africa. Our unique pan-African platform provides a single gateway for payments, cash management, trade and investments across Africa and beyond.