About 50 Prudential Uganda staff and agents have volunteered a total of 100 hours in six weeks to teach sound financial literacy tips to Primary School Children of Nakasero Primary and Kampala Junior Schools.
The six weeks programme, that was dubbed Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids, introduced the children to highly rated, award-winning financial concepts of Earn, Save, Spend and Donate in order to empower them with wise monetary decisions in adulthood.
Cha-Ching, a title relating to the sound of coins (money) introduces 9-11-year-olds to academically enriching and experimental learning sessions in economic education using the Cha-Ching Curriculum.
The content was developed by Junior Achievement Asia Pacific and funded by Prudence Foundation, the community investment arm of Prudential PLC and developed by Cartoon Network.
“Poor financial decision making in adulthood often finds roots in poor access to financial literacy when young. We hope the odds improve for these 500 children as a result of this programme like it did for the same number last year,” says Arjun Mallik, the CEO Prudential Uganda.
He said they are targeting to nurture the knowledge of financial management at an early age to teach kids how to make wise life-changing financial decisions.
“We hope that these pupils will grow up with the best financial habits at their fingertips and this will enable them to make good decisions throughout their journey of life,” says Mallik.