Financial literacy & entrepreneurship training for #MandelaDay2019

Financial literacy & entrepreneurship training for #MandelaDay2019

To celebrate Mandela Day this year, we mobilised our collective power and used education to empower young people throughout the country. As Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. We partnered with Gauteng Department of Economic Development, the Department of Basic Education and Marsh & McLennan Companies to deliver financial literacy and entrepreneurship skills to over 1000 grade 7 and 8 learners in seven schools across Gauteng, Mpumalanga, North West and the Western Cape.

Teamwork, decision making, learning to Earn, Save and Spend was the order of the day

“This was so much fun and insightful, I would definitely like to do more of this! If I had such opportunities at an early age, I wouldn’t have made some of the costly mistakes.” – Ms Zwile Nkosi, Marsh & McLennan Companies

“This programme is perfectly aligned to our Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) subject and has given our learners a head start in preparing for the school market day scheduled for September 2019,” said Mrs Phaka, grade7 Educator for EMS at Bonwelong Primary.

Ms Boipelo Setstwe a volunteer from Marsh & McLennan Companies said, “I’m really impressed with how the learners could quickly grasp the concepts and translate them to their aspirational businesses. At the end of the session they had positioned their product so well and were very clear about who their target market was going to be!”

A JA South Africa tree donated by the Gauteng Department of Economic Development, Agriculture and Environment at Thuto-Lore Secondary School.

JA South Africa’s Programme Coordinator, Bonga Khumalo, explains the JA Wealth Creation Game to the learners, volunteers and Gauteng MEC for Economic Development, Agriculture and Environment, Hon. Kgosientso Ramokgopa at Thuto-Lore Secondary School.

We would like to extend a big thank you our partners without whom this would not have been possible.

Marsh & McLennan Companies, facilitators and volunteers, Gauteng Department for Economic Development, Department for Basic Education and management at the following schools:

  • Gauteng: Bonwelong Primary School;
  • Eastern Cape: Dalukukhanya Primary School;
  • Mpumalanga: Buhlebuyeta Primary School;
  • Western Cape: Imperial Primary School;
  • Gauteng: Thuto-Lore Secondary School;
  • Gauteng: Nageng Primary School;
  • North West – Montsamaisa Primary School and Batlhalerwa Primary Schools;

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Bonga Khumalo speaks financial literacy and entrepreneurship with SABC

Bonga Khumalo speaks financial literacy and entrepreneurship with SABC

#SavingsMonth

Our national programmes coordinator, Bonga Khumalo, joins The Full View on SABC to talk about the importance of early introduction to financial literacy and entrepreneurship, and how it can vastly improve the savings culture in our country.

In the interview, he highlights the importance of teaching children of primary school age concepts such as earning, spending and saving through the JASA More than Money programme.

With the high unemployment rate in South Africa, the time has never been more critical to urge the youth to save and focus on entrepreneurship from an early age.

Watch full interview here:

Bonga Khumalo speaks financial literacy and entrepreneurship with SABC #SavingsMonth


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