DURBAN - A programme to empower KwaZulu-Natal youth to become more astute with money management forms part of a robust financial literacy campaign by Ithala SOC Limited.
Over 300 grade seven and 12 learners from Ndongeni Senior Primary School in Umlazi, south of Durban, and Mzuvele High School in KwaMashu, north of Durban, were enlightened on financial matters by Ithala volunteers and employees.
Starsaver is a national savings campaign adopted as an annual programme championed by the Banking Association of South Africa and the broader financial sector, with the aim of teaching children to save in order to foster a culture of savings.
The programme highlights the important role that volunteer bankers and financial sector professionals can play in educating our nation’s youth to become lifelong savers.
"Financial literacy is a skill that can be learned. Through the programme we teach children the basic concepts of saving to inspire them to become lifelong savers," said Danny Zandamela, Chief Executive of Ithala SOC Limited.